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outline

noun

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1 a line that traces the outer limits of an object or surface
  • Place your hand on the paper and draw an outline around it.
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2 a short statement of the main points
  • A printed outline of the lecture has been made available for all attendees.
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Synonym Discussion of outline

outline, contour, profile, silhouette mean the line that bounds and gives form to something. outline applies to a line marking the outer limits or edges of a body or mass.
    • traced the outline of his hand
contour stresses the quality of an outline or a bounding surface as being smooth, jagged, curving, or sharply angled.
    • a car with flowing contours
profile suggests a varied and sharply defined outline against a lighter background.
    • a portrait of her face in profile
silhouette suggests a shape especially of a head or figure with all detail blacked out in shadow leaving only the outline clearly defined.
    • photograph in silhouette against a bright sky

outline

verb

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1 to draw or make apparent the outline of
  • She carefully outlined the tree before she started drawing in the leaves.
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2 to make into a short statement of the main points (as of a report)
  • outlined the important points in the introduction
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