Origin of description
Examples from the Web for description
Baby cigarette “No worry of cancer with this cigarette costume,” the description for this gem reads.Sexy Ebola Nurse & More of the Year’s Worst Halloween Costumes|Kevin Fallon|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But one description was abhorrent on a level far above politics: “Aspergery.”Yes, ‘Aspergery’ Is a Slur and It's Time to Stop Using It|Emily Shire|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, in truth, many of the major political figures fit that description.
Like others in the anti-vaccine movement, MPVR eschews that description.Mississippi: Last In Everything, First In Vaccinations|Brandy Zadrozny|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Accompanying this diagnosis was a description of what her particular death would be like.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die|Gene Robinson|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a record of adventure, travel, and description, so wonderful that for years it was doubted and its accuracy disbelieved.A History of the Philippines|David P. Barrows
The mention of Description brings us to the scene of a narrative.Talks on Writing English|Arlo Bates
Note this description of the way in which a father may educate his son.The New Education|Scott Nearing
We have had the description here of some other animal that is in the Kupele and Moroka districts.Adventures in New Guinea|James Chalmers
Zura seemed more amused by Jane's manner and the funny twist in her tongue than impressed by her description.The House of the Misty Star|Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for description
Word Origin and History for description
late 14c., from Old French description (12c.) and directly from Latin descriptionem (nominative descriptio) "representation, description, copy," noun of action from past participle stem of describere "write down, transcribe, copy, sketch," from de- "down" (see de-) + scribere "write" (see script (n.)).
Idioms and Phrases with description
see beggar description.