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Synonyms for outline
ˈaʊtˌlaɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outline, lineation(noun)

    the line that appears to bound an object

    Synonyms:
    lineation, schema, scheme, precis, synopsis, abstract

  2. outline, synopsis, abstract, precis(noun)

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

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

  3. outline, schema, scheme(verb)

    a schematic or preliminary plan

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

  4. sketch, outline, adumbrate(verb)

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

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

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

  5. draft, outline(verb)

    draw up an outline or sketch for something

    "draft a speech"

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

  6. delineate, limn, outline(verb)

    trace the shape of

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. outline

    Synonyms:
    delineation, sketch, contour, draft, plan

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. outline(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contour

  2. outline(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sketch, plan, draft, delineation, drawing, rough draft

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. outline(n)

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

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How to use outline in a sentence?

  1. Nicky Grimaldi:

    Grimaldi explained. The X-ray revealed several figures, including the outline of what could be one of the three wise men. Also visible is the outline of a baby in a manger with a halo around its head. MASSIVE, 2,034-FOOT ASTEROID WILL ZOOM PAST EARTH JUST AFTER CHRISTMAS X-rays of a medieval painting revealed a Nativity scene that was painted over centuries ago. (Northumbria University and The Bowes Museum) It was common practice to apply gold leaf to these type[s] of religious paintings and in the x-ray, we can see that gold is present in the halo around the babys head.

  2. George Eliot:

    The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One cannot always consider, Tit for Tat, in an ugly and antagonistic sense since mutual Sex and Kissing, in whatever way, outline Tit for Tat automatically as well; however, in a sweet notion.

  4. Guy Liany:

    We map all the geographical elements, the paths, the plots, interest points, everything that depicts the outline of the cemetery.

  5. Raja Krishnamoorthi.The:

    I got up at 4:00 in the morning and just read everything I could, we'd been working on the outline for a couple of days. It's interesting how long you're working on an outline for just five minutes of questioning.


Translations for outline

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  • الخطوط العريArabic
  • obrysCzech
  • Kontur, UmrissGerman
  • resumir, delinear, contorno, esbozoSpanish
  • yleiskuvaus, suuntaviivat, hahmotelma, ääriviiva, hahmotella, vetää yhteen, yhteenveto, juoniFinnish
  • ébauche, entourer, silhouette, résumé, esquisse, contour, aperçu, synopsisFrench
  • מתאר, תמצית, קו מתאר, תוואיHebrew
  • रूपरेखाHindi
  • körvonalaz, vázlat, körvonalHungarian
  • contornoItalian
  • 荒筋, 概略, 輪郭, 概要, あらまし, 外形, 要旨, 中抜き, 粗筋, 輪郭描写, 主旨Japanese
  • huaMāori
  • omtrekDutch
  • resumo, contornoPortuguese
  • очерчивать, очертание, набросок, описать, очертить, контур, описыватьRussian
  • kantlinje, konturSwedish
  • taslakTurkish

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