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EN[dəˈskɹaɪb] [dɪsˈkɹaɪb] [-aɪb]
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    Definition of describe in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGdescribesPRdescribingPT, PPdescribedPREdés-
    1. VT To represent in words.
      1. The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant. ‎
      2. The geographer describes countries and cities. ‎
    2. VT To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out.
      1. to describe a circle by the compasses;   a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle ‎
    3. VT (mathematics) To give rise to a geometrical structure.
      1. The function describes a very complex surface. ‎
    4. VT (taxonomy) To introduce a new taxon to science by explaining its characteristics and particularly how it differs from other taxa.
      1. The fungus was first described by a botanist. ‎
    5. OBS To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • This describes the movie-goer's wish to overcome the difference between herself and the star so that she can become more like the star.
        • Azara, who describes this animal, states, that there is some uncertainty as to its name; but he believes that this, as well as his yagouaroundi, is known by the name eira.
        • To alleviate the problem of naming genes, reannotation of genes and proteins using a set of common, controlled vocabulary to describe a gene or protein is necessary.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Longipedlactone L [23 ] was isolated from Kadsura ananosma and longipedlactone H [24 ] from Kadsura longipedunculata as described.
        • In that study, some of the subjects had dreams in which they were slaking their thirst, very much like the dreams of convenience Freud described.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Transitive verbs
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      1. en describes
      2. en described
      3. en describee
      4. en describer
      5. en describest
      Source: Wiktionary

      Meaning of describe for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "describe" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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