late 14c., from Old French description (12c.) and directly from Latin descriptionem (nominative descriptio) "representation, description, copy," noun of action from past participle stem of describere "write down, transcribe, copy, sketch," from de- "down" (see de-) + scribere "write" (see script (n.)).
1. We were in a disaster situation that defies description.
2. Two men answer-ing the description of the suspects tried to enter Switzerland.
3. Her description of the nature and action of poisons is amazingly accurate.
4. Plainly, a more objective method of description must be adopted.
5. This description didn't seem to tally with what we saw.