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Definition of Outline


  1. The line which marks the outer limits of an object or figure; the exterior line or edge; contour.
  2. In art: A line drawn by pencil, pen, graver, or the like, by which the boundary of a figure is indicated.
  3. A sketch composed of such lines; the delineation of a figure without shading.
  4. Fig.: A sketch of any scheme; a preliminary or general indication of a plan, system, course of thought, etc.; as, the outline of a speech.
  5. To draw the outline of.
  6. Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; as, to outline an argument or a campaign.

Outline Quotations

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.
Sai Baba

Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.
Vince Lombardi

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
Gwendolyn Brooks

Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence, carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous things and thus an outline of methodology.
Jacques Derrida

A leader is the one who can outline the broad vision and the direction, and say here's where we are going to go, here's why we need to go there, and here's how we are going to get there. A manager is the one who actually gets up under the hood and tunes the carburetor.
Mike Huckabee
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Outline Translations

outline in Afrikaans is skets
outline in Dutch is omlijning, omtrek
outline in French is contour, silhouette, profiler, profilons, profilez
outline in Italian is contorno, disegno
outline in Spanish is silueta, estructura, boceto, contorno, contorno
outline in Swedish is skissera, kontur
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