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defined

adjective

1 defined

Clearly characterized or delimited.

Roget 525: manifest, apparent; salient, striking, demonstrative, prominent, in the foreground, notable, pronounced.    flagrant; notorious etc. (public) ... show more



2 defined

Showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary:
— Hills defined against the evening sky.

synonym: outlined.


Moby thesaurus: absolute, certain, circumscribed, circumscript, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut, coherent, concrete, connected, consistent, conspicuous, crisp, crystal-clear, crystalline, definite, delimited, demarcated ... show more.

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define

verb

1 define

Determine the essential quality of.

synonyms: delimit, delimitate, delineate, specify.

2 define

Give a definition for the meaning of a word.

Roget 522: interpret, explain, define, construe, translate, render; do into, turn into; transfuse the sense of.    find out etc. 480.1 the meaning of, etc. ... show more

Dutch: bepalen, omschrijven, beschrijven, definiƫren

3 define

Determine the nature of.

4 define

Show the form or outline of:
— The tree was clearly defined by the light.
— The camera could define the smallest object.

synonym: delineate.

5 define

Decide upon or fix definitely.

synonyms: determine, fix, limit, set, specify.

Roget 564: name, call, term, denominate designate, style, entitle, clepe, dub, christen, baptize, characterize, specify, define, distinguish by the name of; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: assign, baptize, be characteristic, bed, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, bound, brand, call, chalk, chalk up, characterize, check, check off, christen, cicatrize, circle in, circumscribe ... show more.

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