description

description de∙scrip∙tion noun 1. [C, U] description (of sb / sth) a piece of writing or speech that says what sb / sth is like; the act of writing or saying in words what sb / sth is like • 描写(文字);形容;说明:
»to give a detailed / full description of the procedure
对程序作详细的/详尽的说明
»a brief / general description of the software
软件的简要/概括性说明
»Police have issued a description of the gunman.
警方发布通告,描述了持枪歹徒的特征。
»ˈScared stiffˈ is an apt description of how I felt at that moment.
"吓得呆若木鸡"是我当时感受的贴切描述。
»a personal pain that goes beyond description (= is too great to express in words)
难以言表的个人痛苦
»the novelistˈs powers of description
小说家的敍述才能
--› note at report 2. of some, all, every, etc. description of some, etc. type • 类型:
»boats of every description / all descriptions
各种类型的船
»Their money came from trade of some description.
他们的钱是做某种生意赚来的。
»medals, coins and things of that description
纪念章、硬币以及诸如此类的东西
【IDIOMS】 answer / fit a description (of sb / sth) • to be like a particular person or thing • 与描述的…相像:
»A child answering the description of the missing boy was found safe and well in London yesterday.
昨天在伦敦发现了一个与失踪男孩情况相符的孩子,安然无恙。
--› more at beggar v.
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[dis'kripʃәn]
n. 描寫, 記述, 形容, 種類, 描述

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  • description — [ dɛskripsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1160; lat. descriptio 1 ♦ Action de décrire, énumération des caractères (de qqch.). Description orale, écrite. Faire, donner une, la description de qqch., de qqn. Description exacte, fidèle, précise. Description d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • description — de·scrip·tion n: a representation in words of the nature and characteristics of a thing: as a: a specification of the boundaries of a piece of land (as for a deed) b: an explanation of an invention in a patent application or printed publication… …   Law dictionary

  • description — DESCRIPTION. s. f. Discours par lequel on décrit, on dépeint. Il y a de belles descriptions dans cet Historien, dans ce Poëte. La description d un Palais, d une maison, d un jardin, d une tempête, des effets d une passion. Faire une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • description — Description. s. f. v. L s se prononce. Discours par lequel on descrit, on depeint. Il y a de belles descriptions dans cet historien, dans ce poëte. la description d une belle maison, d un jardin, d une tempeste, d une passion. faire une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Description — De*scrip tion, n. [F. description, L. descriptio. See {Describe}.] 1. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs. [1913 Webster] 2. A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • description — Fowler (1926) discouraged the use of description as an alternative to kind and sort in expressions such as crimes of this description, but the use has become well established and often seems appropriate if sometimes a little old fashioned: • If… …   Modern English usage

  • description — [di skrip′shən] n. [ME descripcioun < OFr description < L descriptio, a marking out, delineation < pp. of describere] 1. the act, process, art, or technique of describing or picturing in words 2. a statement or passage that describes 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • description — late 14c., from O.Fr. description (12c.) and directly from L. descriptionem (nom. descriptio) representation, description, copy, noun of action from pp. stem of describere write down, transcribe, copy, sketch, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • description — [n1] account in speech, writing ABCs*, blow by blow, brief, characterization, chronicle, confession, declaration, definition, delineation, depiction, detail, explanation, explication, fingerprint, information, make, monograph, narration,… …   New thesaurus

  • description — Description, Descriptio. La description du monde, Cosmographia …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • description — ► NOUN 1) a spoken or written account. 2) the process of describing. 3) a sort, kind, or class: people of any description …   English terms dictionary

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