De*scrip"tion (?), n. [F.
description, L. descriptio. See Describe.]
1. The act of describing; a delineation by marks
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.
Milton has descriptions of
morning. D. Webster.
3. A class to which a certain representation
is applicable; kind; sort.
A difference . . . between them and another
description of public creditors. A.
The plates were all of the meanest
Syn. -- Account; definition; recital; relation; detail;
narrative; narration; explanation; delineation; representation; kind;
sort. See Definition.