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Synonyms for outline

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. outline

    An abridgment gives the most important portions of a work substantially as they stand. An outline or synopsis is a kind of sketch closely following the plan. An abstract or digest is an independent statement of what the book contains. An analysis draws out the chief thoughts or arguments, whether expressed or implied. A summary is the most condensed statement of results or conclusions. An epitome, compend, or compendium is a condensed view of a subject, whether derived from a previous publication or not. We may have an abridgment of a dictionary, but not an analysis, abstract, digest, or summary. We may have an epitome of religion, a compendium of English literature, but not an abridgment. Compare ABBREVIATION.

    abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, analysis, compend, compendium, digest, epitome, summary, synopsis

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. outline

    delineation, sketch, contour, draft, plan

    form, substance, figure, object, subject, field, ground, bulk, space

Princeton's WordNet4.5 / 2 votes

  1. outline, lineationnoun

    the line that appears to bound an object

    lineation, schema, scheme, precis, synopsis, abstract

  2. outline, synopsis, abstract, precisnoun

    a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

    lineation, abstraction, abstract, scheme, synopsis, precis, schema

  3. outline, schema, schemeverb

    a schematic or preliminary plan

    lineation, strategy, abstract, scheme, dodging, synopsis, precis, schema, system, dodge

  4. sketch, outline, adumbrateverb

    describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

    "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas"

    sketch, limn, adumbrate, intimate, insinuate, draft, delineate, chalk out

  5. draft, outlineverb

    draw up an outline or sketch for something

    "draft a speech"

    draught, sketch, muster in, blueprint, adumbrate, draft, enlist, delineate, limn

  6. delineate, limn, outlineverb

    trace the shape of

    delimitate, portray, line, describe, limn, depict, draft, adumbrate, delimit, delineate, trace, specify, define, draw, sketch

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. outlinenoun


  2. outlinenoun

    sketch, plan, draft, delineation, drawing, rough draft

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. outlinenoun

    contour, circumference, periphery, profile, sketch, draught, scenario

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  1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Minister (Aryeh) Deri informed me of his intent to resign from the Economy Ministry in order to allow for the completion of the proceedings. The ministry will revert to me and I will authorise the outline.

  2. Dave Wilson:

    I think Mike Pence has to clearly demonstrate his own unique leadership style, and differentiate himself not only from Trump and the Trump administration, but outline the role he played in setting the public policies in the Trump administration, mike Pence spearheaded a lot of the conservative policy directions of the Trump-Pence administration, and he needs to let people know about that.

  3. Dave Brailsford:

    That's the plan at the minute. The season-long plan was Tour, on to the Olympics and on after that to the Vuelta. That's still the outline at the minute, as we go through the next phase with the Olympics, we will assess it as we go along. All being well, that's what we will be doing.

  4. Oliver Funnell:

    You could feel the outline of the tongs through the snake.

  5. James Obergefell:

    Supreme Court scares the daylights out of me because many of the rights we enjoy -- especially the LGBTQ + community -- are based on unenumerated rights under the 14th Amendment, the right to privacy, and the belief that if The Constitution doesn't specifically in writing outline that right, i.e. the right to privacy, then all of those rights that have been affirmed for us that are based on the right to privacy under the 14th Amendment are at risk.

Translations for outline

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  • الخطوط العريArabic
  • obrysCzech
  • Umriss, KonturGerman
  • resumir, contorno, esbozo, delinearSpanish
  • suuntaviivat, yhteenveto, vetää yhteen, hahmotelma, juoni, ääriviiva, hahmotella, yleiskuvausFinnish
  • synopsis, résumé, esquisse, contour, aperçu, ébauche, silhouette, entourerFrench
  • תוואי, מתאר, קו מתאר, תמציתHebrew
  • रूपरेखाHindi
  • vázlat, körvonal, körvonalazHungarian
  • contornoItalian
  • 中抜き, 要旨, 主旨, 粗筋, 輪郭描写, 概略, 荒筋, 輪郭, 概要, あらまし, 外形Japanese
  • huaMāori
  • omtrekDutch
  • resumo, contornoPortuguese
  • очертить, контур, описать, набросок, очертание, очерчивать, описыватьRussian
  • kontur, kantlinjeSwedish
  • taslakTurkish

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