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  1. de·fine
    IPA[dəˈfīn]
  2. verb

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: define, 3rd person present: defines, gerund or present participle: defining, past tense: defined, past participle: defined

    • verb

      state or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of:

      give the meaning of (a word or phrase), especially in a dictionary:

    • adjective

      having a definite outline or specification; precisely marked or stated:
    • adjective

      having a definite outline or specification; precisely marked or stated:
    • adjective

      not having a clear description or limits; vague:
    • noun

      an event which typifies or determines all subsequent related occurrences:
    • noun

      an event which typifies or determines all subsequent related occurrences:
    • adjective

      clearly defined or described:
    • adjective

      not having a clear description or limits; vague:
    • noun

      a company pension plan in which an employee's pension payments are calculated according to length of service and the salary they earned at the time of retirement.
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