- defining moment,
- definite article,
- definite description,
- definite integral
verb (used with object), de·fined, de·fin·ing.
verb (used without object), de·fined, de·fin·ing.
Origin of define
Examples from the Web for defining
But if that is the low bar for defining a war, then I hope the draft is reinstated.
She said the defining characteristic of her husband was his sensitivity.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Were you defining yourself as a fiction writer then, or did you already envision writing essays like the ones in The Unspeakable?Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the October 1964 telecast is still regarded as the defining Ronald Reagan speech.
The researchers deliberately refrained from defining “moral” and “immoral” for study participants.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral|Elizabeth Picciuto|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He begins by defining the principlePg 86 of Compulsory Education.Matthew Arnold|G. W. E. Russell
These two testimonies of Lessings devotion are of importance in defining his attitude toward Yorick.Laurence Sterne in Germany|Harvey Waterman Thayer
In the list was one "defining the power of sundry commissions."The Deluge|David Graham Phillips
But if this be the case, it is a result to be demonstrated, not a premiss from which to start in defining truth and falsehood.The Analysis of Mind|Bertrand Russell
Self-evaluation and evaluation by others in the process of defining and achieving goals of common interest are quite distinct.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Word Origin for define
late 14c., "to specify; to end," from Old French defenir "to end, terminate, determine," and directly from Latin definire "to limit, determine, explain," from de- "completely" (see de-) + finire "to bound, limit," from finis "boundary, end" (see finish (n.)). Related: Defined; defining.