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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.
More "Outline" Quotations

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