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Meaning & Definition of Define in English

English

Define

/dɪfaɪn/

verb

1. Determine the essential quality of

    synonym:
  • specify
  • ,
  • define
  • ,
  • delineate
  • ,
  • delimit
  • ,
  • delimitate

2. Give a definition for the meaning of a word

  • "Define `sadness'"
    synonym:
  • define

3. Determine the nature of

  • "What defines a good wine?"
    synonym:
  • define

4. Show the form or outline of

  • "The tree was clearly defined by the light"
  • "The camera could define the smallest object"
    synonym:
  • define
  • ,
  • delineate

5. Decide upon or fix definitely

  • "Fix the variables"
  • "Specify the parameters"
    synonym:
  • specify
  • ,
  • set
  • ,
  • determine
  • ,
  • define
  • ,
  • fix
  • ,
  • limit

Examples of using

If I had to define life in a word, it would be: Life is creation.