Online Google Dictionary

describe 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage Collins Definition
Font size:

described, past participle; describing, present participle; described, past tense; describes, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Give an account in words of (someone or something), including all the relevant characteristics, qualities, or events
    • - the police said the man was described as white, 6 ft. tall, with mousy, cropped hair
  2. Indicate; denote
    • - “Jim Crow” describes a policy of segregation
  3. Mark out or draw (a geometric figure)
    • - on the diameter of a circle an equilateral triangle is described

  1. give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
  2. report: to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"
  3. trace: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  4. identify: identify as in botany or biology, for example
  5. To represent in words; (mathematics) To give rise to a geometrical structure; (biology) To scientifically reveal a new species by technically explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other species
  6. Report in writing on a system or component by its type or other observed characteristics to distinguish it from other components used for the same purpose.
  7. In a descriptive answer you should recount, characterize, sketch or relate in narrative form.
  8. Provide characteristics and features
  9. means "to show what something is by drawing a picture with words": Describe in detail what the man looked like.
  10. To name all of the necessary categories of objects, object properties, or event properties that are relevant to the description of a designated situation. ...
  11. The skill of developing a detailed picture or image.
  12. Think of a more general word and then specify how this term is different from other terms that belong to this group. Example: dog
  13. Usually part of the cataloguing process. To provide a narrative that identifies the object. Description may include stylistic analysis, iconographic description, physical description and condition reports. ...
  14. Provide a detailed explanation as to how and why something happens.
  15. part of the initial process of responding to works of art. Refers to identifying and communicating, orally or in writing, the elements of the specific art form present in a work; also refers to when, where, and by whom the work was done.
  16. Give an account of; present in detail the characteristics by which an object or action can be recognized, or an event or process visualized.
  17. State the characteristics or appearance of the subject, including relevant negatives
  18. To record, usually in writing, the basic characteristics of a species. Description is an essential ingredient in the classification of organisms.
  19. to relate operations to time and space in terms of accomplishing the purpose of the overall operation
  20. A DESCRIBE request includes an RTSP URL (rtsp://...), and the type of reply data that can be handled. The default port for the RTSP protocol is 554 for both UDP and TCP transports. This reply includes the presentation description, typically in Session Description Protocol (SDP) format. ...
  21. Define the subject and then flesh it out in narrative form.
  22. Use a descriptive style in your essay to elaborate on an idea; focus on elaboration and painting a mental picture.
  23. Purpose of descriptive research used to portray the incidence, distribution, and characteristics of a group or situation
  24. v. to give a word picture of something; to give details of something
  25. To describe is to provide a mental image of something experienced, such as a scene, a person, or a sensation. (ch 16) (580)