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outline

out·line

outline

 
 
pronunciation:
aUt laIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a line or shape showing the outside edge of a figure or object.
Draw an outline of your own house.
synonyms:
contour, figure, profile, shape, silhouette
similar words:
boundary, form, line
definition 2: a short, written plan of the main ideas of a book, speech, or report.
similar words:
abbreviation, digest
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: outlined, outlines, outlining
definition 1: to draw the outline of.
She outlined the figures before she began to paint.
synonyms:
draft, sketch
similar words:
design, draw
definition 2: to give the main ideas or topics of.
He quickly outlined his speech for us.
similar words:
draft
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