description

  • 1 description — [ dɛskripsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1160; lat. descriptio 1 ♦ Action de décrire, énumération des caractères (de qqch.). Description orale, écrite. Faire, donner une, la description de qqch., de qqn. Description exacte, fidèle, précise. Description d une… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 description — de·scrip·tion n: a representation in words of the nature and characteristics of a thing: as a: a specification of the boundaries of a piece of land (as for a deed) b: an explanation of an invention in a patent application or printed publication… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 description — DESCRIPTION. s. f. Discours par lequel on décrit, on dépeint. Il y a de belles descriptions dans cet Historien, dans ce Poëte. La description d un Palais, d une maison, d un jardin, d une tempête, des effets d une passion. Faire une… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 4 description — Description. s. f. v. L s se prononce. Discours par lequel on descrit, on depeint. Il y a de belles descriptions dans cet historien, dans ce poëte. la description d une belle maison, d un jardin, d une tempeste, d une passion. faire une… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Description — De*scrip tion, n. [F. description, L. descriptio. See {Describe}.] 1. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs. [1913 Webster] 2. A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 description — Fowler (1926) discouraged the use of description as an alternative to kind and sort in expressions such as crimes of this description, but the use has become well established and often seems appropriate if sometimes a little old fashioned: • If… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 description — [di skrip′shən] n. [ME descripcioun < OFr description < L descriptio, a marking out, delineation < pp. of describere] 1. the act, process, art, or technique of describing or picturing in words 2. a statement or passage that describes 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 description — late 14c., from O.Fr. description (12c.) and directly from L. descriptionem (nom. descriptio) representation, description, copy, noun of action from pp. stem of describere write down, transcribe, copy, sketch, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) +… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 description — [n1] account in speech, writing ABCs*, blow by blow, brief, characterization, chronicle, confession, declaration, definition, delineation, depiction, detail, explanation, explication, fingerprint, information, make, monograph, narration,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 description — Description, Descriptio. La description du monde, Cosmographia …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 description — ► NOUN 1) a spoken or written account. 2) the process of describing. 3) a sort, kind, or class: people of any description …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 description — kind, sort, *type, character, nature, stripe, kidney, ilk …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 Description — La description (du latin descriptio) est la présentation détaillée de lieux, de personnages ou d événements dans un récit. Sommaire 1 En littérature 2 Formes de description 3 Voir aussi …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 14 description — de|scrip|tion [ dı skrıpʃən ] noun *** count a statement about what someone or something is like: a brief description of the area give/provide/issue a description (of): Barry was unable to give police a description of his attacker. Police have… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 Description — For other uses, see Description (disambiguation). Description is one of four rhetorical modes (also known as modes of discourse), along with exposition, argumentation, and narration. Each of the rhetorical modes is present in a variety of forms… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 description — de|scrip|tion W2S2 [dıˈskrıpʃən] n [U and C] 1.) a piece of writing or speech that gives details about what someone or something is like ▪ Berlin sounds fascinating from your description. description of ▪ The writer began with a description of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 description */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms description : singular description plural descriptions a) [countable] a statement about what someone or something is like a brief description of the area give/provide/issue a description (of): Barry was… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 description — /dI skrIpSFn/ noun 1 (C, U) a piece of writing or speech that says what someone or something is like: Berlin sounds fascinating from your description. | detailed/accurate description: The police have issued a detailed description of the missing… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 description — (dè skri psion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Discours par lequel on décrit, on dépeint. •   Comme c est une personne extraordinaire, il est à propos d en faire la description, BUSSY RAB. dans RICHELET. •   Il les en faut croire [les… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 description — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, comprehensive, detailed, full ▪ The catalogue gives a full description of each product. ▪ accurate, apt, clear …

    Collocations dictionary