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English noun: sketch

1. sketch (artifact) preliminary drawing for later elaboration


SamplesHe made several studies before starting to paint.


Synonymsstudy


Broader (hypernym)drawing


Narrower (hyponym)design, draft, rough drawing, vignette

2. sketch (communication) a brief literary description


Synonymsvignette


Broader (hypernym)description

3. sketch (communication) short descriptive summary (of events)


Synonymsresume, survey


Broader (hypernym)sum-up, summary

4. sketch (communication) a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine


Synonymscartoon


Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness


Narrower (hyponym)cartoon strip, comic strip, funnies, strip


Part meronympublication


English verb: sketch

1. sketch (creation) make a sketch of


SamplesSketch the building.


Synonymschalk out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

2. sketch (communication) describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of


SamplesSketch the outline of the book.
Outline his ideas.


Synonymsadumbrate, outline


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)depict, describe, draw


Narrower (hyponym)block out









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