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out·line

outline

 
 
pronunciation:
aUt laIn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a line or shape marking the boundaries of a figure or object.
synonyms:
contour, figure, lineament, profile, shape, silhouette
similar words:
boundary, configuration, form, layout, line, mold, periphery, tracing
definition 2: a sketch.
synonyms:
draft, rough, skeleton, sketch, trace
similar words:
blueprint, design, frame, framework, plan
definition 3: a general summary of the main ideas or topics of a book, report, or the like.
synonyms:
abstract, compendium, epitome, summary, synopsis
similar words:
abbreviation, abridgment, brief, conspectus, digest, frame, layout, rough, scenario
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: outlined, outlines, outlining
definition 1: to sketch the outline of.
She outlined the figures before she began to paint.
synonyms:
delineate, draft, rough, sketch, trace
similar words:
block, describe, design, draw, profile
definition 2: to give the main ideas or topics of.
He quickly outlined his lecture for us.
synonyms:
epitomize, sketch, summarize, synopsize
similar words:
draft, profile
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