from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To tell (a story, for example) in speech or writing or by means of images.
- transitive v. To give an account of (events, for example). See Synonyms at describe.
- intransitive v. To give an account or description.
- intransitive v. To supply a running commentary for a movie or performance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.
- v. To give an account.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To tell, rehearse, or recite, as a story; to relate the particulars of; to go through with in detail, as an incident or transaction; to give an account of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To tell. rehearse, or recite in detail; relate the particulars or incidents of; relate in speech or writing.
- Synonyms Describe, Narrate (see describe), detail, recount, repeat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. narrate or give a detailed account of
- v. provide commentary for a film, for example
Latin narrāre, narrāt-, from gnārus, knowing.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
In English (recorded only since 1656, but initially stigmatized as 'Scottish', until the 19th century) apparently from narration (Wiktionary)