verb (used with object), de·fined, de·fin·ing.
verb (used without object), de·fined, de·fin·ing.
Origin of define
Related Words for definedelineate, represent, decide, explain, describe, prescribe, detail, characterize, exemplify, specify, determine, construe, designate, interpret, illustrate, set, mark, limit, distinguish, establish
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Contemporary Examples of define
It was something ineffable and harder to define: freedom of speech.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead
January 8, 2015
This was later repurposed in Europe as an explanation for racial superiority, and the term “Aryan” came to define a white race.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
To define this show of support by major corporations for LGBT equality as a seachange would be no overstatement.Corporations Are No Longer Silent on LGBT Issues
December 24, 2014
And I would like for this generation to define its own movement.Dr. Howard Fuller's Injustice Education
December 21, 2014
Modern conservatives rightly (as it were) define themselves against the culture at large; hipsters seek to do so as well.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.
Ana Marie Cox
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of define
Each generation of American's must define what it means to be an American.
We can know God easily so long as we do not feel it necessary to define Him.The Conquest of Fear
For the cross, if you wish to define it, is the confirmation of victory.The Non-Christian Cross
John Denham Parsons
It appeared, then disappeared, without her being able exactly to define it.The Dream
Then, as the journey went on, the vagueness began to define.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White