description

[dɪs'krɪɪpʃ(ə)n]
n
1) описание, версия, изображение

Her beauty dified all description. — Она такая красавица, что ни в сказке сказать, ни пером описать.

The book is worth reading for the descriptions alone. — Книгу стоит прочесть даже ради приведенных в ней описаний.

The scene was beautiful beyond description. — Красота пейзажа не поддавалась описанию.

- short description
- vivid description
- good description
- lengthy description
- technical description
- suggestive description
- beyond all description
- dull beyond description
- description of a man
- description of a circle
- description of the house
- lecture of the poorest description
- sale on description
- answer the description
- give a realistic description of smb, smth
- give the best description possible
- need no special description
- offer a simpler description
- deserve a fuller description
- defy all descriptions
- base description on fact
- enrich the description by comparison
- abound in descriptions
- descriptions centre on one event
2) набор признаков, набор специфических черт

The prisoner answered that description. — У заключенного все указанные приметы.

A person of that description should not be trusted. — Такого рода человеку нельзя доверять

- weapons of any description
- issue a description of the offender
- suit the description
- circulate descriptions

Большой англо-русский учебный словарь сочетаемости. . 2010.

Смотреть что такое "description" в других словарях:

  • description — [ dɛskripsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1160; lat. descriptio 1 ♦ Action de décrire, énumération des caractères (de qqch.). Description orale, écrite. Faire, donner une, la description de qqch., de qqn. Description exacte, fidèle, précise. Description d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • description — de·scrip·tion n: a representation in words of the nature and characteristics of a thing: as a: a specification of the boundaries of a piece of land (as for a deed) b: an explanation of an invention in a patent application or printed publication… …   Law dictionary

  • description — DESCRIPTION. s. f. Discours par lequel on décrit, on dépeint. Il y a de belles descriptions dans cet Historien, dans ce Poëte. La description d un Palais, d une maison, d un jardin, d une tempête, des effets d une passion. Faire une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • description — Description. s. f. v. L s se prononce. Discours par lequel on descrit, on depeint. Il y a de belles descriptions dans cet historien, dans ce poëte. la description d une belle maison, d un jardin, d une tempeste, d une passion. faire une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Description — De*scrip tion, n. [F. description, L. descriptio. See {Describe}.] 1. The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs. [1913 Webster] 2. A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • description — Fowler (1926) discouraged the use of description as an alternative to kind and sort in expressions such as crimes of this description, but the use has become well established and often seems appropriate if sometimes a little old fashioned: • If… …   Modern English usage

  • description — [di skrip′shən] n. [ME descripcioun < OFr description < L descriptio, a marking out, delineation < pp. of describere] 1. the act, process, art, or technique of describing or picturing in words 2. a statement or passage that describes 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • description — late 14c., from O.Fr. description (12c.) and directly from L. descriptionem (nom. descriptio) representation, description, copy, noun of action from pp. stem of describere write down, transcribe, copy, sketch, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • description — [n1] account in speech, writing ABCs*, blow by blow, brief, characterization, chronicle, confession, declaration, definition, delineation, depiction, detail, explanation, explication, fingerprint, information, make, monograph, narration,… …   New thesaurus

  • description — Description, Descriptio. La description du monde, Cosmographia …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • description — ► NOUN 1) a spoken or written account. 2) the process of describing. 3) a sort, kind, or class: people of any description …   English terms dictionary


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