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Definitions of outline

  1. a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. describe roughly or briefly; "sketch the outline of the book" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. trace the shape of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the line that appears to bound an object Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a schematic or preliminary plan Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. make a sketch of; "sketch the building" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. To sketch; to delineate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. The line which marks the outer limits of an object or figure; the exterior line or edge; contour. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. In art: A line drawn by pencil, pen, graver, or the like, by which the boundary of a figure is indicated. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A sketch composed of such lines; the delineation of a figure without shading. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. To draw the outline of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; as, to outline an argument or a campaign. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. To draw the exterior line of: to delineate or sketch. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Boundary line of a figure; sketch; draft. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To draw the outline of; sketch. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. 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.
  25. The line by which a figure is defined; first sketch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To draw the exterior line; to sketch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. 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.
  28. Fig.: A sketch of any scheme; a preliminary or general indication of a plan, system, discourse, course of thought, etc.; as, the outline of a speech. dictgcide_fs
  29. Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; to create a general framework of (a plan, system, discourse, course of thought), for which the details need to be added; as, to outline an argument or a campaign. dictgcide_fs
  30. owt'l[=i]n, n. the outer line: the lines by which any figure is bounded: a sketch showing only the main lines: a draft: a set-line in fishing.--v.t. to draw the exterior line of: to delineate or sketch.--adj. OUTLIN'EAR, like an outline. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. (Sing. or pl.) lines enclosing the apparently plane figure presented by any object to sight, contour, external boundary; sketch containing only contour lines& no shading (in o., so sketched); rough draught, verbal description of essential parts only, summary, (pl.) main features, general principles. (Vb) draw or describe in o.; mark o. of in decorating &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. n. The line which marks the outside of a figure; contour;—hence, a sketch; delineation of a figure without shading;—hence, a preliminary or general indication of a plan, system, course of thought, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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