HyperDic: define

English > 5 senses of the word define:
VERBstativedefine, specify, delineate, delimit, delimitatedetermine the essential quality of
communicationdefinegive a definition for the meaning / meaning of a word
stativedefinedetermine the nature of
stativedefine, delineateshow the form or outline of
communicationdefine, specify, set, determine, fix, limitdecide upon or fix definitely
define > pronunciation
Soundsdihfay'n
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > define: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningDetermine the essential quality of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsspecify, delineate, delimit, delimitate
NarrowerdetermineFix in scope
redefineGive a new or different definition to
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishacotar, concretar, definirse, definir, delimitar, delinear, especificar, precisar
Catalanacotar, concretar, definir-se, definir, delimitar, especificar, precisar
English > define: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningGive a definition for the meaning / meaning of a word.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Define 'sadness'"
NarrowerredefineGive a new or different definition of (a word)
Broaderspecify, set, determine, define, fix, limitdecide upon or fix definitely
Spanishdefinir
Catalandefinir-se, definir
Nounsdefinitiona concise explanation of the meaning / meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
English > define: 5 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningDetermine the nature of.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"What defines a good wine?"
Broadercharacterize, characteriseBe characteristic of
Spanishdefinir, determinar
Catalandefinir, determinar
English > define: 5 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningShow the form or outline of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "The tree was clearly defined by the light"
  • "The camera could define the smallest object"
Synonymdelineate
Broadershowmake visible or noticeable
Spanishdefinir, delinear
Nounsdefiningany process serving to define the shape of something
definitionclarity of outline
English > define: 5 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningdecide upon or fix definitely.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsspecify, set, determine, fix, limit
NarrowerdefineGive a definition for the meaning / meaning of a word
namemention and identify by name
quantifyUse as a quantifier
resetSet anew
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishconcertar, determinar, especificar, fijar, precisar
Catalanconcertar, determinar, especificar, fixar

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