Meaning of DESCRIPTION in English


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


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

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

He has a real gift for vivid ~.

N-VAR: oft N of n


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

Events of this ~ occurred daily.

= kind, type

N-SING: of N


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

His face is weary beyond ~...

N-UNCOUNT: oft beyond N emphasis

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