Definition of description :
1. A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.
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.
3. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.
recitation, manner, comment, expression, show, declaration, mold, breed, representation, narration, rendering, stripe, variety, order, depiction, commentary, sketch, rehearsal, portrait, exposition, words, translation, verbal description, version, sort, story, brief, cast, delineation, species, ilk, lot, stamp, feather, type, information, specification, group, persuasion, classification
character (part of speech: noun)
meaning (part of speech: noun)
implication, tenor, definition, interpretation, intent, significance, gist, denotation, relevance, connotation, point, meaning, pith, crux, upshot, thrust, purpose, topic, message, explanation, drift, subject, indication
report (part of speech: noun)
chronicle (part of speech: noun)
docket, album, history, cashbook, catalog, record, narrative, log, register, account, yearbook, archive, calendar, recital, bank-book, scrapbook, biography, index, newspaper, anecdote, inventory, autobiography, memorandum, chronicle, statement, diary, enumeration, chronology, notebook, daybook, memo, book, journal, newsletter, ledger, epic
- The scene suggested to me the amusing description in Holmes' " Elsie Venner," of the efforts of a young lady, seated between two old gentlemen, to show off her white shoulders. - "Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
- Jack, of course, gave the description he had received from Terence. - "The Three Lieutenants", W.H.G. Kingston.
- The description of Rembrandt's ground in 1660 takes knowledge of the white ground for granted. - "Rembrandt's Etching Technique: An Example", Peter Morse.