Description

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Description->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ description
description
account
statement
report
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ expose
expose
&c.(disclosure) 529
specification
particulars
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ state of facts
state of facts
summary of facts
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ brief
brief
&c.(abstract) 596
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ return
return
&c.(record) 551
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ catalogue raisonne
catalogue raisonne
&c.(list) 86
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ guidebook
guidebook
&c.(information) 527
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ delineation
delineation
&c.(representation) 554
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sketch
sketch
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ monograph
monograph
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ minute account
minute account
detailed particular account
circumstantial account
graphic account
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ narration
narration
recital
rehearsal
relation
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ historiography
historiography
chronography
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ historic Muse
historic Muse
Clio
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ history
history
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ biography
biography
autobiography
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ necrology
necrology
obituary
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ narrative
narrative
history
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ memoir
memoir
memorials
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ annals
annals
&c.(chronicle) 551
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ saga
saga
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ tradition
tradition
legend
story
tale
historiette
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ personal narrative
personal narrative
journal
life
adventures
fortunes
experiences
confessions
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ anecdote
anecdote
ana
trait
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ work of fiction
work of fiction
novel
romance
Minerva press
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ fairy tale
fairy tale
nursery tale
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ fable
fable
parable
apologue
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ dime novel
dime novel
penny dreadful
shilling shocker relator
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ raconteur
raconteur
historian
&c.(recorder) 553
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ biographer
biographer
fabulist
novelist
PARAG:Description->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ describe
describe
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ set forth
set forth
&c.(state) 535
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ draw a picture
draw a picture
picture
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ portray
portray
&c.(represent) 554
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ characterize
characterize
particularize
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ narrate
narrate
relate
recite
recount
sum up
run over
recapitulate
rehearse
fight one's battles over again
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ unfold a tale
unfold a tale
&c.(disclose) 529
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ tell
tell
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ give an account of
give an account of
render an account of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ report
report
make a report
draw up a statement
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ detail
detail
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ enter into particulars
enter into particulars
enter into details
descend to particulars
descend to details
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ itemize
itemize
PARAG:Description->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ descriptive
descriptive
graphic
narrative
epic
suggestive
well-drawn
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ historic
historic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ traditional
traditional
traditionary
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ legendary
legendary
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ anecdotic
anecdotic
storied
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ described
described
&c.->V.

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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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