having the quality of describing; characterized by description:
a descriptive passage in an essay.
(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).
noting, concerned with, or based upon the fact or experience.
characterized by or based upon the classification and description of material in a given field:
characterized by or containing description; serving to describe
(grammar) (of an adjective) serving to describe the referent of the noun modified, as for example the adjective brown as contrasted with my and former
relating to or based upon description or classification rather than explanation or prescription: descriptive linguistics
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 […]
[self-di-struhk-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈstrʌk ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the destruction or ruination of oneself or one’s life. 2. suicide. self-destruction noun 1. the act or an instance of self-destructing