define define  /dɪ ˈfaɪn/


  1. (v) determine the essential quality of
  2. (v) give a definition for the meaning of a word
  3. (v) determine the nature of
  4. (v) show the form or outline of
  5. (v) decide upon or fix definitely

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  1. Medically both heartburn and acid indigestion are vague terms, as hard to define precisely as to treat effectively.
  2. Happiness is difficult to define and even harder to measure.
  3. Putin is more likely to define his job than be defined by it.


  1. Defining 'Brand Engagement'

    A number of years ago a number of organizations met to define ?engagement.? Having met, they came away with a number of definitions and, after a number of meetings, with the kind of boundless optimism that earned the Donner party their place in history, announced an initial ?definition.?
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. The Supreme Court’s 2013 grand finale: Three big decisions

    By the time the Supreme Court justices leave for their summer vacations, they will have issued rulings that will define the future of voting rights, gay rights, and affirmative action. As we wait for the cases to come out, here is a brief synopsis of their key issues.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: National Constitution Center via Yahoo! News

  3. Web Wealth: Sites that help you set goals

    Personal financial success - however you define it - is more likely if you've set goals and have a plan to reach them. Oh, and you'll need a job, too. Get some advice on setting goals (and getting a job) from these sites.
    on June 17, 2013     Source:


  1. "Like him, I am an American running for president. I do not define my candidacy by my religion. A person should not be elected because of his faith nor should he be rejected because of his faith," Romney said.
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Reuters

  2. "It was unknowable then, but so much of the progress that would define the 20th century, on both sides of the Atlantic, came down to the battle for a slice of beach only six miles long and two miles wide," Obama said at a ceremony at the...
    on Jun 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  3. But, Livni added, "it is not the role of the Arab world to define the terms of the negotiations or take part in them."
    on Nov 25, 2005 By: Tzipi Livni Source: 940 News

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