Neither the offenses nor the penalties are defined in advance.
The ways are defined on the negative side, that is, by taboos.
The end itself, however, is defined by the art, not by the science.
The history of the Department had been defined as "a military picnic."
For that, though no one ever has defined or will define poetry, is one of the divers good approaches to a description of it.
"You must wait till she has defined it," said Norah sternly.
He has been defined as the painter par excellence as distinguished from the draughtsman who colours.
The individual man or ox is not defined with reference to something external.
There was the moon and its small company of clouds, and ourselves below in our own defined allotment of sea.
The current might therefore be defined as the swift carrier of heat.
define late 14c., from O.Fr. definir "to end, terminate, determine," from L. definire "to limit, determine, explain," from de- "completely" + finire "to bound, limit," from finis "boundary, end" (see finish). Definite means "defined, clear, precise, unmistakable;" definitive means "having the character of finality."