1) General: To tell or represent in written or spoken words; give
an account of.
M.E. describen, from L. describere, from → de- + scribere "to write," from PIE *skreibh- (cf. Gk. skariphasthai "to scratch an outline, sketch;" Lett. skripat "scratch, write;" O.N. hrifa "scratch"); PIE base *sker- "cut, incise."