de·fine[dih-fahyn] Show IPA verb -fined, -fin·ing.
verb (used with object)
to explain or identify the nature or essential qualities of;describe: to define judicial functions.
to fix or lay down definitely; specify distinctly: to defineone's responsibilities.
to determine or fix the boundaries or extent of: to defineproperty with stakes.
to make clear the outline or form of: The roof was boldlydefined against the sky.