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Wordnet 3.0


1. represented in words especially with sharpness and detail;
- Example: "the vividly described wars"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Describe \De*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Described; p. pr. & vb. n. Describing.] [L. describere, descriptum; de- + scribere to write: cf. OE. descriven, OF. descrivre, F. d['e]crire. See Scribe, and cf. Descry.] 1. To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to delineate; to trace or mark out; as, to describe a circle by the compasses; a torch waved about the head in such a way as to describe a circle. [1913 Webster] 2. To represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities. [1913 Webster] 3. To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book. --Josh. xviii. 9. Syn: To set forth; represent; delineate; relate; recount; narrate; express; explain; depict; portray; chracterize. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

described adj 1: represented in words especially with sharpness and detail; "the vividly described wars"