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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sketch  \Sketch\,  n.  [D.  schets  fr  It  schizzo  a  sketch,  a 
  splash  (whence  also  F.  esquisse;  cf  {Esquisse}.);  cf  It 
  schizzare  to  splash,  to  sketch.] 
  An  outline  or  general  delineation  of  anything  a  first  rough 
  or  incomplete  draught  or  plan  of  any  design;  especially,  in 
  the  fine  arts,  such  a  representation  of  an  object  or  scene  as 
  serves  the  artist's  purpose  by  recording  its  chief  features; 
  also  a  preliminary  study  for  an  original  work 
  Syn:  Outline;  delineation;  draught;  plan  design. 
  Usage:  {Sketch},  {Outline},  {Delineation}.  An  outline  gives 
  only  the  bounding  lines  of  some  scene  or  picture.  A 
  sketch  fills  up  the  outline  in  part  giving  broad 
  touches,  by  which  an  imperfect  idea  may  be  conveyed.  A 
  delineation  goes  further,  carrying  out  the  more 
  striking  features  of  the  picture,  and  going  so  much 
  into  detail  as  to  furnish  a  clear  conception  of  the 
  whole.  Figuratively,  we  may  speak  of  the  outlines  of  a 
  plan  of  a  work  of  a  project,  etc.,  which  serve  as  a 
  basis  on  which  the  subordinate  parts  are  formed,  or  of 
  sketches  of  countries,  characters,  manners,  etc., 
  which  give  us  a  general  idea  of  the  things  described. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sketch  \Sketch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sketched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sketching}.]  [Cf  D.  schetsen  It  schizzare  See  {Sketch}, 
  1.  To  draw  the  outline  or  chief  features  of  to  make  a  rought 
  2.  To  plan  or  describe  by  giving  the  principal  points  or 
  ideas  of 
  Syn:  To  delineate;  design;  draught;  depict. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sketch  \Sketch\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  sketches,  as  of  landscapes. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  preliminary  drawing  for  later  elaboration;  "he  made  several 
  studies  before  starting  to  paint"  [syn:  {study}] 
  2:  brief  description  [syn:  {vignette}] 
  3:  short  descriptive  summary  (of  events)  [syn:  {survey},  {resume}] 
  4:  a  humorous  or  satirical  drawing  published  in  a  newspaper  or 
  magazine  [syn:  {cartoon}] 
  v  1:  make  a  sketch  of  [syn:  {outline},  {chalk  out}] 
  2:  describe  roughly  or  briefly;  "sketch  the  outline  of  the 
  book"  [syn:  {outline},  {adumbrate}] 

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