Describe a sea voyage.
The gymnast's rotating arm described an arc.
The fungus was first described by a botanist.
Goya's etchings describe the horrors of war in grotesque detail.
She described her childhood as a time of wonder and discovery.
Describe a circle with a compass.
An example of describe is someone giving the police details about how their attacker looked.
The feeling is difficult to describe, but not unpleasant.
The geographer describes countries and cities.
To describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle.
The function describes a very complex surface.
Origin of describe
- Middle English describen from Latin dēscrībere to write down dē- de- scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition