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Definitions of contour

  1. any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. form the contours of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure; "the contours of the melody"; "it defines a major contour of this administration" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The outline of a figure or body, or the line or lines representing such an outline; the line that bounds; periphery. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The outline of a horizontal section of the ground, or of works of fortification. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. An outline; profile; as, the contour of the face or of the land. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. In dentistry, to restore the normal outlines of a broken or otherwise misshapen tooth. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. The outline of a part, the surface configuration. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. The outline: the line which bounds the figure of any object. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. An outline. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Outline. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The outline; the line that bounds or defines a figure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To form a contour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The outline; the line that bounds or defines a figure or surface. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Outline of a figure or body; the outermost feathers that cover the body of a bird, the contour feathers. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  17. [French] Outline of a figure or body; appl. outermost feathers that cover the body of a bird. na
  18. kon't[=oo]r, or kon-t[=oo]r', n. the outline: the line which bounds the figure of any object.--v.t. to mark with contour lines.--CONTOUR LINES, lines drawn in a map through points all at the same height above sea-level--usually on the British Ordnance Survey maps at intervals of 50 feet. [Fr. con, and tour, a turning--L. tornus--Gr. tornos, a lathe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Outline; line separating differently coloured parts of design; artistic quality of outline; outline of coast, mountain mass, &c.; c. line, one representing horizontal c. of earth\'s surface at given elevation, as in a c. map; (v.t.) mark with c. lines, carry (road) round c. of hill. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. [French] Shape; figure; bounding line; outline; periphery. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. The outline, the line by which any figure is defined or terminated. Complete Dictionary

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