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contour

con·tour

contour

 
pronunciation:
kan tur
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the outline of a surface, form, or figure; shape.
similar words:
form, lay, line, mold, outline, shape
definition 2: a line representing such an outline.
definition 3: (often pl.) a surface, esp. of a multicurved form.
the contours of the land
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: contoured, contouring, contours
definition 1: to shape the outline or surface form of.
He contoured the car body to resemble an airplane.
definition 2: to design or shape (a road or the like) to conform to the contours of the land.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of plowing, following the contour lines of the land, to reduce soil erosion.
definition 2: conforming to the contour of some form.
a contour seat in a car