verb (used with object), de·scribed, de·scrib·ing.
Origin of describe
Synonyms for describe
Examples from the Web for well-described
Historical Examples of well-described
The story is capitally told, it abounds in graphic and well-described scenes, and it has an excellent and manly tone throughout.The Dash for Khartoum
George Alfred Henty
This condition has been well-described by various novelists, among them Zola, in Money.Essay on the Creative Imagination
It was merely the task of locating a well-described stranger in a comparatively small city.Uncle Sam Detective
William Atherton Du Puy
adjective (well described when postpositive)
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.