[ verb ] give a description of
"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
Used in print(The Detroit News...)
The minister , describing the attacks which led_up to the appeal , said that 60000 Communist_North Vietnamese were fighting royal army troops on one front - near Thakhek , in southern-central Laos .(Newark Evening News...)
For_example , in the third chapter of Matthew , verses 13 - 16 , describing the baptism of Jesus , the 1611 version reads :(Saturday Review...)
A Peace_Corps official described the editorial as `` precisely the message we need_to communicate to the men and women who will soon be Peace_Corps volunteers '' .(The New York Times...)
Mr._Nagrin has described four `` places '' , each with its scenery and people , added two `` diversions '' , and concluded with `` A Toccata for the Young '' , a refreshingly underplayed interpretation of rock ' n ' roll dancing .
In describing the initial Allied occupation of a middle-sized German city , the picture has color , pictorial pull and genuinely moving moments .
[ verb ] to give an account or representation of in words
: "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental."
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Assistant coach John_Cudmore described victory as `` a good feeling , I think , on the part of the coaches and the players .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
I am certainly not adequately trained to describe or enlarge on human fears , but there are certain features of the fears dispelled by scientific explanations that stand_out quite clearly .(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
And this occurs now , at the refrain of Jacoby 's song - at the point , in_fact , of the name `` Lizzy '' - ; a modulation described as `` almost a stroke of genius '' .(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
The concept of apparent black-body temperature is used to describe the radiation received from the moon and the planets .
The observations of Mayer , McCullough , and Sloanaker at 3.15 cm and of Sloanaker at 10.3 cm have not previously been published and will be briefly described .
[ verb ] make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
Used in print(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
He saw the Starbird as she lay , her slender mast up and gently turning , its point describing constant languid circles against a cumulus sky .
[ verb ] as in botany or biology, for example
Used in print(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
The binomial probability distribution may describe the variation that occurs from one set of trials of such a binomial experiment to another .