de·scrip·tion /dɪˈskrɪpʃən/ noun plural de·scrip·tions
a statement that tells you how something or someone looks, sounds, etc. :
words that describe something or someone [count
] ▪ Reporters called the scene “a disaster area,” and I think that was an accurate description. ▪ I applied for the position after reading the job description. ▪ We are looking for someone with experience and a sense of humor. Do you know anyone who fits/matches that description? [=anyone who has those qualities]
— often + of ▪ a brief/general description of the process ▪ The witness was unable to give/provide a description of the robber. [=was unable to describe the robber] ▪ Someone fitting/answering/matching the witness' description of the burglar has been arrested.
] ▪ a writer with a gift of/for description ▪ The landscape is beautiful beyond description. [=is extremely beautiful]
type or kind — used after of ▪ We saw people of every description. [=sort] ▪ The museum features toys of all descriptions. [=kinds] ▪ The store sells hats, gloves, and things of that description. [=nature, ilk]