HyperDic: outline

English > 6 senses of the word outline:
NOUNlocationoutline, lineationthe line that appears to bound an object
communicationoutline, synopsis, abstract, precisa sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
cognitionoutline, schema, schemea schematic or preliminary plan
VERBcommunicationoutline, sketch, adumbratedescribe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
creationoutline, draftdraw up an outline or sketch for something
creationoutline, delineate, limntrace the shape of
outline > pronunciation
Soundsaw'tlay.n
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > outline: 6 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe line that appears to bound an object.
Synonymlineation
NarrowercoastlineThe outline of a coast
profileAn outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)
silhouetteAn outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)
skylineThe outline of objects seen against the sky
Broaderboundary, bound, boundsThe line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
Spanishcontorno, perfil
Catalancontorn, perfil
Verbsoutlinetrace the shape of
English > outline: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory.
Synonymssynopsis, abstract, precis
NarrowerapercuA short / short synopsis
briefA condensed written summary or abstract
epitomeA brief abstract (as of an article or book)
Broadersummary, sum-upA brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
Spanishabstract, extracto, resumen, sinopsis, sumario
Catalanresum, sinopsi
Verbsoutlinedescribe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
English > outline: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA schematic or preliminary plan.
Synonymsschema, scheme
Broaderplan, program, programmeA series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
Spanishesquema
Catalanesquema
Verbsoutlinedraw up an outline or sketch for something
English > outline: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningdescribe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "sketch the outline of the book"
  • "outline his ideas"
Synonymssketch, adumbrate
Narrowerblock outIndicate roughly
Broaderdescribe, depict, drawGive a description of
Spanishbosquejar, esbozar, esquematizar, perfilar
Catalanesbossar, perfilar
Nounsoutlinea sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
English > outline: 6 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningdraw up an outline or sketch for something.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he outline his major works over a short period of time?
Synonymdraft
Categorywriting, authorship, composition, penningThe act of creating written works
Broaderwrite, compose, pen, inditeproduce a literary work
Spanishbosquejar, esbozar, esquematizar, hacer un borrador
Nounsoutlinea schematic or preliminary plan
English > outline: 6 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningtrace the shape of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdelineate, limn
Narrowercontourform the contours of
lipstickform by tracing with lipstick
Broaderdrawrepresent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
Spanishdelinear
Catalandelinear
Nounsoutlinethe line that appears to bound an object

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