- to state or set forth the meaning of (a word, phrase, etc.): They disagreed on how to define “liberal.”
- to explain or identify the nature or essential qualities of; describe: to define judicial functions.
- to fix or lay down clearly and definitely; specify distinctly: to define one's responsibilities.
- to determine or fix the boundaries or extent of: to define property with stakes.
- to make clear the outline or form of: The roof was boldly defined against the sky.
- to set forth the meaning of a word, phrase, etc.; construct a definition.
Origin of define
Examples from the Web for redefining
Contemporary Examples of redefining
While Drake is redefining realness, Iggy is effectively “passing.”The Cultural Crimes of Iggy Azalea
December 29, 2014
Minsky became a role model for those living with disabilities, redefining long-held standards of beauty and perfection.From G.I. to Eye Candy: War Vet Alex Minsky’s Model Turn
March 15, 2014
“The threshold issue is redefining drugs as a health problem,” Wodak said.Legal, Regulated Heroin Could Have Saved Philip Seymour Hoffman
Valerie Vande Panne
February 18, 2014
Joshua DuBois on a new generation of women who are redefining their roles—and changing Christianity in the process.First Ladies of the Church
March 20, 2013
I doubt you could have prevented the killing of their female partners by redefining their sense of manliness.Pundits Pin Blame for Murderer Jovan Belcher on Everything But Him
December 5, 2012
Historical Examples of redefining
What the world most needs at such a moment of expansion and rebellion, is a redefining of its ideals.
We have already remarked how timely and necessary is this redefining of our religious values.
- to state precisely the meaning of (words, terms, etc)
- to describe the nature, properties, or essential qualities of
- to determine the boundary or extent of
- (often passive) to delineate the form or outline ofthe shape of the tree was clearly defined by the light behind it
- to fix with precision; specify