verb (used with object), de·scribed, de·scrib·ing.
- descriptive bibliography,
- descriptive cataloging,
- descriptive clause
Origin of describe
Examples from the Web for self-described
Self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was also kept at Cobalt after his March 2003 in Pakistan.
The long-nosed, self-described “little New York lover of photography” has embraced the impact his pictures can make.
Johnson is himself a self-described street guy who has been shot in the past and has been to jail.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America|Michael Daly|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Clintonistas do not largely see the self-described Democratic Socialist as a credible threat.
Training alone is self-described as “the most physically and mentally demanding military training in existence.”
Urania, of 1846, was self-described as A Rhymed Lesson and affected to be nothing more.A History of American Literature|Percy H. Boynton
Every point is self-described by its place in the united scales of hue, value, and chroma.A Color Notation|Albert H. Munsell
Word Origin for describe
early 13c., descriven, from Old French descrivre, descrire (13c.), from Latin describere "to write down, copy; sketch, represent" (see description). Reconstructed with Latin spelling 16c. Related: Describable; described, describes, describing.