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outline

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of outline

  1. 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 Synonyms of outline contour, figure, silhouette Words Related to outline delineation, sketch; profile, skyline; cast, configuration, conformation, form, geometry, shape; framework, skeleton

  2. 2 a short statement of the main points a printed outline of the lecture has been made available for all attendees Synonyms of outline abstract, breviary, brief, capsule, conspectus, digest, encapsulation, epitome, inventory, summary, précis, recap, recapitulation, résumé (or resume also resumé), roundup, rundown, run-through, sum, summa, summarization, summing-up, sum-up, synopsis, wrap-upWords Related to outline abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), compend, compendium, condensation, curtailment, shortening; simplification, streamlining; rehash, reprise; conclusion, epilogue (also epilog)Near Antonyms of outline amplification, enlargement, expansion; addendum, supplement


outline

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of outline

  1. 1 to draw or make apparent the outline of she carefully outlined the tree before she started drawing in the leaves Synonyms of outline define, delineate, silhouette, sketch, trace Words Related to outline line; bound, fringe, margin, skirt; edge, hem, rim, trim; frame; circle, compass, encircle, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround; chart, diagram, draw, map (out)

  2. 2 to make into a short statement of the main points (as of a report) outlined the important points in the introduction Synonyms of outline abstract, boil down, brief, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, summarize, recap, recapitulate, reprise, sum up, synopsize, wrap upWords Related to outline abridge, condense, curtail, cut back, shorten; downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; decoct, essentialize; simplify, streamlineNear Antonyms of outline elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; amplify, elaborate (on or upon), enlarge (on or upon), expand, supplement



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