Pronunciation: (di-skrīb'),[key] —v.t.,-scribed, -scrib•ing. 1. to tell or depict in written or spoken words; give an account of: He described the accident very carefully. 2. to pronounce, as by a designating term, phrase, or the like; label: There are few people who may be described as geniuses. 3. to indicate; be a sign of; denote: Conceit, in many cases, describes a state of serious emotional insecurity. 4. to represent or delineate by a picture or figure.
5. Geom.to draw or trace the outline of: to describe an arc.