De*scrip"tion(?), n. [F. description, L. descriptio. See Describe.] 1. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.
2. A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.
Milton has descriptions of morning.D. Webster.
3. A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.
A difference . . . between them and another description of public creditors.A. Hamilton.
The plates were all of the meanest description.Macaulay.
Syn. -- Account; definition; recital; relation; detail; narrative; narration; explanation; delineation; representation; kind; sort. See Definition.
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