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English noun: outline

1. outline (location) the line that appears to bound an object


Synonymslineation


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, bounds


Narrower (hyponym)coastline, silhouette, skyline

2. outline (communication) a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory


Synonymsabstract, precis, synopsis


Broader (hypernym)sum-up, summary


Narrower (hyponym)apercu, brief, epitome

3. outline (cognition) a schematic or preliminary plan


Synonymsschema, scheme


Broader (hypernym)plan, program, programme


English verb: outline

1. outline (communication) describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of


SamplesSketch the outline of the book.
Outline his ideas.


Synonymsadumbrate, sketch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)depict, describe, draw


Narrower (hyponym)block out

2. outline (creation) draw up an outline or sketch for something


SamplesDraft a speech.


ExamplesDid he outline his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsdraft


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write


Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

3. outline (creation) trace the shape of


Synonymsdelineate, limn


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw


Narrower (hyponym)contour, lipstick









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