What is meta description?


 I am new here so i want to know that what is meta description. Can anyone tell me ?

[FONT=Verdana]You do realise that by having a quick look through the forums and the SEO FAQ or [url=http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=meta+description]typing ‘meta description’ into Google you could have got an instant answer?

Sorry, but we’re here to answer serious questions, not spend ages regurgitating the same answers over and over that you could find with 10 seconds of research.[/FONT]