|n.||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.|
|3.||A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.|
|Noun||1.||description - a statement that represents something in words|
Synonyms: verbal description
|2.||description - the act of describing something|
|3.||description - sort or variety; "every description of book was there"|
DESCRIPTION. A written account of the state and condition of personal
property, titles, papers, and the like. It is a kind of inventory, (q.v.)
but is more particular in ascertaining the exact condition of the property,
and is without any appraisement of it.
2. When goods are found in the possession of a person accused of stealing them, a description ought to be made of them. Merl. Rep. h.t.
3. A description is less perfect than a definition. (q.v.) It gives some knowledge of the accidents and qualities of a thing; for example, plants, fruits, and animals, are described by their shape, bulk, color, and the like accidents. Ayl. Pand. 60.
4. Description may also be of a person, as description of a legatee. 1 Roper on Leg. chap. 2.