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outline


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Outline  \Out"line`\,  n. 
  1. 
  a  The  line  which  marks  the  outer  limits  of  an  object  or 
  figure;  the  exterior  line  or  edge;  contour. 
  b  In  art:  A  line  drawn  by  pencil,  pen,  graver,  or  the 
  like  by  which  the  boundary  of  a  figure  is  indicated. 
  c  A  sketch  composed  of  such  lines;  the  delineation  of  a 
  figure  without  shading. 
 
  Painters,  by  their  outlines,  colors,  lights,  and 
  shadows,  represent  the  same  in  their  pictures. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  But  that  larger  grief  .  .  .  Is  given  in  outline  and 
  no  more  --Tennyson. 
 
  Syn:  Sketch;  draught;  delineation.  See  {Sketch}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Outline  \Out"line`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Outlined};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Outlining}.] 
  1.  To  draw  the  outline  of 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  sketch  out  or  indicate  as  by  an  outline;  as  to 
  outline  an  argument  or  a  campaign. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  outline 
  n  1:  the  line  that  appears  to  bound  an  object 
  2:  a  summary  of  the  main  points  of  an  argument  or  theory  [syn: 
  {synopsis},  {abstract},  {precis}] 
  3:  a  schematic  or  preliminary  plan  [syn:  {schema}] 
  v  1:  describe  roughly  or  briefly;  "sketch  the  outline  of  the 
  book"  [syn:  {sketch},  {adumbrate}] 
  2:  draw  up  an  outline  or  sketch  for  something  "draft  a  speech" 
  [syn:  {draft},  {rough}] 
  3:  make  a  sketch  of  [syn:  {sketch},  {chalk  out}] 
  4:  trace  the  shape  of  [syn:  {delineate},  {limn}] 
  5:  make  a  mark  or  lines  on  a  surface;  "draw  a  line";  "draw  the 
  outlines  of  a  figure  in  the  sand";  "trace  an  animal  shape" 
  [syn:  {trace},  {draw},  {line},  {describe},  {delineate}] 
  6:  draw  up  the  plans  or  basic  details  for  "frame  a  policy" 
  [syn:  {frame},  {compose},  {draw  up}] 




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