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Another word for outline

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

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

      1. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
      2. A brief general account or presentation; an outline.
      3. A brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story.
      1. The internal structure that protects and supports the soft organs, tissues, and other parts of a vertebrate organism, and is composed of bone and cartilage or, in certain animals, cartilage alone.
      2. The hard external structure that supports, protects, or contains the body of many invertebrates, such as mollusks, crustaceans, and corals, and certain vertebrates, such as turtles.
      3. A supporting structure or framework, as of a building.
      1. Having a surface marked by irregularities, protuberances, or ridges; not smooth:
      2. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
      3. Difficult to travel over or through:
      1. A current of air in an enclosed area.
      2. A device that regulates the flow or circulation of air.
      3. The act of pulling loads; traction.
Verb
  1. To draw up a preliminary plan or version of

    See also:

    planned

Another word for outline

Noun
  1. A skeletonized plan

      1. A structure for supporting or enclosing something else, especially a skeletal support used as the basis for something being constructed.
      2. An external work platform; a scaffold.
      3. A fundamental structure, as for a written work.
      1. The internal structure that protects and supports the soft organs, tissues, and other parts of a vertebrate organism, and is composed of bone and cartilage or, in certain animals, cartilage alone.
      2. The hard external structure that supports, protects, or contains the body of many invertebrates, such as mollusks, crustaceans, and corals, and certain vertebrates, such as turtles.
      3. A supporting structure or framework, as of a building.
      1. A structure that gives shape or support:
      2. The structure or physique of a human or animal body:
      3. An open structure or rim for encasing, holding, or bordering:
  2. A preliminary plan

      1. A current of air in an enclosed area.
      2. A device that regulates the flow or circulation of air.
      3. The act of pulling loads; traction.
      1. The act or an instance of drawing.
      2. The art of representing objects or forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines.
      3. A work produced by this art.
      1. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
      2. A brief general account or presentation; an outline.
      3. A brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story.
    See also:

    plan

  3. The line surrounding an object; often plural

  4. A shape seen in outline

      1. An outline or indentation left by a foot on a surface.
      2. The surface space occupied by a structure or device:
      3. The impact that a particular activity, person, or group has on the environment.
      1. The act of representing or the state of being represented.
      2. An image or likeness of something.
      3. An account or statement, as of facts, allegations, or arguments.
      1. The act or an instance of coming into sight.
      2. The act or an instance of coming into public view:
      3. Outward aspect:
      1. A way in which something can be viewed by the mind:
      2. A characteristic or feature of something:
      3. A particular look or facial expression; mien:
      1. A distinctive shape, contour, or line, especially of the face.
      2. A definitive or characteristic feature:
      1. The act or process of forming something or of taking form.
      2. Something formed:
      3. The manner or style in which something is formed; structure:
      1. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
      2. Mathematical calculations:
      3. An amount represented in numbers:
      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. The structural arrangement of atoms in a compound or molecule.
      2. The way in which a computer system or network is set up or connected.
      3. Gestalt.
      1. The shape and structure of an object:
      2. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal; figure:
      3. A model of the human figure or part of it used for displaying clothes.
      1. The outline of a figure, body, or mass.
      2. A line that represents such an outline.
      3. A contour line.
      1. A side view of an object or structure, especially of the human head.
      2. A representation of an object or structure seen from the side.
      3. An outline of an object.
      1. A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.
      2. An outline that appears dark against a light background.
      3. To cause to be seen as a silhouette; outline:
    See also:

    form

    form

Verb
  1. To draw

      1. To give an account of in speech or writing:
      2. To convey an idea or impression of; characterize:
      3. To represent pictorially; depict:
      1. A liquid mixture, usually of a solid pigment in a liquid vehicle, used as a decorative or protective coating.
      2. The thin dry film formed by such a mixture when applied to a surface.
      3. The solid pigment before it is mixed with a vehicle.
      1. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
      2. A brief general account or presentation; an outline.
      3. A brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story.
    See also:

    draw

  2. To plan

    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