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Definitions of description

  1. a statement that represents something in words Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of giving an account of in words or writing; a picture in words; a class; sort; kind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Act of describing: an account of anything in words: definition: sort, class, or kind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Account of anything in words; sort or kind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act of describing; a portrayal or explanation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A sort; kind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The delineation of a thing; the figure delineated; the representation or account of a thing by words or images; a class as described; an enumeration of properties or of accidental attributes. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for description

  1. This, I suppose, is no time to stop for a description of Fanny Brandeis. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  2. The description certainly agreed, so far as he could judge, in the most minute particulars. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
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