Meaning of DESCRIPTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ dɪskrɪpʃ(ə)n ]

( descriptions)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A description of someone or something is an account which explains what they are or what they look like.

Police have issued a description of the man who was aged between fifty and sixty...

He has a real gift for vivid description.

N-VAR : oft N of n


If something is of a particular description , it belongs to the general class of items that are mentioned.

Events of this description occurred daily.

= kind, type

N-SING : of N


You can say that something is beyond description , or that it defies description , to emphasize that it is very unusual, impressive, terrible, or extreme.

His face is weary beyond description...

N-UNCOUNT : oft beyond N [ emphasis ]

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