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Another word for outline

Noun
  1. A line marking and shaping the outer form of an object

  2. See also:

    surface

    edge

  3. A preliminary plan or version, as of a written work

  4. See also:

    words

    planned

Another word for outline

Verb
  1. To draw up a preliminary plan or version of

  2. See also:

    planned

Another word for outline

Noun
  1. A skeletonized plan

  2. See also:

    sketch

    plan

  3. A preliminary plan

  4. See also:

    plan

  5. The line surrounding an object; often plural

  6. See also:

    frame

    edge

Another word for outline

Verb
  1. To draw

  2. See also:

    draw

  3. To plan

  4. See also:

    plan

Synonym Study

  • Silhouette applies to a profile portrait, esp. of the head and usually in solid black, or it may be used of any dark shape seen against a light background the silhouette of a house against the moonlight
  • Profile is used of the outline or contour of the face in a side view or of the outline of any object as it is seen against a background the profile of the trees against the sky
  • Contour , specifically applied to the configuration of a land mass, in general use stresses the shape of an object or mass as determined by its outline the irregular contours of the building
  • Outline is used of the line bounding the limits of an object and showing its shape the sketch shows only the outline of the skyscrapers