What is describe?

  • (verb): To give an account or representation of in words.
    Synonyms: report, account
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on describe:

Lew Kowarski - Recently Discovered Documents
... The documents describe how to control the chain reaction, describe the components of a nuclear reactor, and describe how to produce plutonium ...
Tory Socialism
... particularly of the early Fabian Society, to describe the governing philosophy of the British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli ... The phrase has also been used by Vernon Bogdanor to describe the thinking of Ferdinand Mount ... The phrase ewas also used to describe both Stanley Balswin and Harold MacMillan in the 1930s, and by Tony Judge in his biographical study of Robert Blatchford ...
Matching Theory (macroeconomics)
... theory, also known as search and matching theory, is a mathematical framework attempting to describe the formation of mutually beneficial relationships over time ... Matching theory has been especially influential in labor economics, where it has been used to describe the formation of new jobs, as well as to describe other human ...
Classification Of Ethnicity In The United Kingdom - National Statistics - Ethnicity Categories
... Irish White and Black Caribbean Any other White background, please describe Gypsy / Traveller White and Black African Mixed / multiple ethnic groups Polish White and Asian White and Black Caribbean Any ...
Lusters
... A range of terms are used to describe lustre, such as earthy, metallic, greasy, and silky ... (For this reason, different sources can often describe the same mineral differently ... species.) The terms are frequently combined to describe intermediate types of lustre (for example, a "vitreous greasy" lustre) ...

More definitions of "describe":

  • (verb): Give a description of.
    Synonyms: depict, draw

Famous quotes containing the word describe:

    Who shall describe the inexpressable tenderness and immortal life of the grim forest, where Nature, though it be midwinter, is ever in her spring, where the moss-grown and decaying trees are not old, but seem to enjoy a perpetual youth.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The moment when she crawled out onto the back of the open limousine in which her husband had been murdered was the first and last time the American people would see Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis crawl.... She was the last great private public figure in this country. In a time of gilt and glitz and perpetual revelation, she was perpetually associated with that thing so difficult to describe yet so simple to recognize, the apotheosis of dignity.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    Oh, who will now be able to relate how Pantagruel behaved in face of these three hundred giants! Oh my muse, my Calliope, my Thalie, inspire me now, restore my spirits, because here is the ass’s bridge of logic, here is the pitfall, here is the difficulty of being able to describe the horrible battle undertaken.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)