What is the meaning of define?

verb

  • Determine the essential quality of.
  • Give a definition for the meaning of a word.
    • usage: "Define `sadness'"
  • Determine the nature of.
    • usage: "What defines a good wine"
  • Show the form or outline of.
    • usage: "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"
  • Decide upon or fix definitely.
    • usage: "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
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APAWordNet. (2010). define. Retrieved June 23, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/define/definitions/1269589
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "define" http://smartdefine.org/define/definitions/1269589 (accessed June 23, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, define, Smart Define, viewed 23 June, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/define/definitions/1269589>.
MLAWordNet. "define" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 June 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/define/definitions/1269589>
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