Meaning of describe

de•scribe

Pronunciation: (di-skrīb'), [key]
— -scribed, -scrib•ing.
  1. to tell or depict in written or spoken words; give an account of: He described the accident very carefully.
  2. to pronounce, as by a designating term, phrase, or the like; label: There are few people who may be described as geniuses.
  3. to indicate; be a sign of; denote: Conceit, in many cases, describes a state of serious emotional insecurity.
  4. to represent or delineate by a picture or figure.
  5. to draw or trace the outline of: to describe an arc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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