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Definitions of outline

  1. To sketch; to delineate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. To draw the outline of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; as, to outline an argument or a campaign. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To draw the limiting mark or edge of; to state the plan of in words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To draw the exterior line of: to delineate or sketch. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To draw the outline of; sketch. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. describe roughly or briefly; "sketch the outline of the book" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. trace the shape of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To draw the exterior line; to sketch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. The line which marks the outer limits of an object or figure; the exterior line or edge; contour. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. In art: A line drawn by pencil, pen, graver, or the like, by which the boundary of a figure is indicated. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A sketch composed of such lines; the delineation of a figure without shading. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Fig.: A sketch of any scheme; a preliminary or general indication of a plan, system, course of thought, etc.; as, the outline of a speech. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The mark that shows the outer limits or shape of a figure; in drawing, a sketch which shows the shape of figures without light and shade; in writing or speaking, a first draft or sketch in words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. The outer or exterior line: the lines by which any figure is bounded: a sketch: a draft. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Boundary line of a figure; sketch; draft. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The bordering line of a figure; a sketch giving only the chief lines. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The line by which a figure is defined; first sketch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The line by which a figure is defined; the first sketch of a figure, or of a scheme or design. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for outline

  1. There is a truly grand simplicity, to my mind, in the outline of his character, and a remarkable air of majesty in his poise and attitude. – Views and Reviews by Henry James
  2. We rise, and all, the distant and the near, Stands forth in sunny outline brave and clear.
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