a statement, picture in words, or account that describes; descriptive representation.
the act or method of describing.
sort; kind; variety:
dogs of every description.
Geometry. the act or process of describing a figure.
a statement or account that describes; representation in words
the act, process, or technique of describing
sort, kind, or variety: reptiles of every description
(geometry) the act of drawing a line or figure, such as an arc
(philosophy) a noun phrase containing a predicate that may replace a name as the subject of a sentence
see: beggar description
adjective 1. having the quality of describing; characterized by description: a descriptive passage in an essay. 2. Grammar. (of an adjective or other modifier) expressing a quality of the word it modifies, as fresh in fresh milk. Compare limiting (def 2). (of a clause) nonrestrictive. Compare restrictive (def 4). 3. noting, concerned with, or based […]
adjective 1. qualified for or having a claim to reward, assistance, etc., because of one’s actions, qualities, or situation: the deserving poor; a deserving applicant. 2. meriting; worthy: a criminal deserving of a lifetime sentence. adjective 1. often postpositive and foll by of. worthy, esp of praise or reward noun 2. (rare) a merit or […]
verb (used with object), desired, desiring. 1. to wish or long for; crave; want. 2. to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request: The mayor desires your presence at the next meeting. noun 3. a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment: a desire for fame. 4. an expressed wish; […]
[self-di-struhkt] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈstrʌkt/ verb (used without object) 1. to destroy itself or oneself: The missile is built so that a malfunction will cause it to self-destruct. 2. to cause itself or oneself to reach a state of collapse, dysfunction, confusion, or the like: The committee is so disorganized it will probably self-destruct before it can […]