What does outline mean?

Definitions for outline
ˈaʊtˌlaɪnout·line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outline, lineation(noun)

    the line that appears to bound an object

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

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

  3. outline, schema, scheme(verb)

    a schematic or preliminary plan

  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"

  5. draft, outline(verb)

    draw up an outline or sketch for something

    "draft a speech"

  6. delineate, limn, outline(verb)

    trace the shape of

Wiktionary

  1. outline(Noun)

    A line marking the boundary of an object figure.

  2. outline(Noun)

    The outer shape of an object or figure.

  3. outline(Noun)

    A sketch or drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.

  4. outline(Noun)

    A general description of some subject.

  5. outline(Noun)

    A statement summarizing the important points of a text.

  6. outline(Noun)

    A preliminary plan of a project.

  7. outline(Noun)

    A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.

  8. outline(Verb)

    To draw an outline of something.

  9. outline(Verb)

    To summarize something.

Freebase

  1. Outline

    An outline, also called an hierarchical outline, is a list arranged to show hierarchical relationships and is a type of tree structure. It is used to present the main points or topics of a given subject, often used as a rough draft or summary of the content of a document. Writers of fiction and creative nonfiction, such as Jon Franklin, may use outlines to establish plot sequence, character development and dramatic flow of a story, sometimes in conjunction with free writing. Merriam-Webster's manual for writers and editors recommends that the section headings of an article should, when read in isolation, combine to form an outline of the article content. Garson distinguishes a 'standard outline', presented as a regular table of contents from a refined tree-like 'hierarchical outline', stating that "such an outline might be appropriate, for instance, when the purpose is taxonomic. ... hierarchical outlines are rare in quantitative writing, and the researcher is well advised to stick to the standard outline unless there are compelling reasons not to."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outline

    owt′līn, n. the outer line: the lines by which any figure is bounded: a sketch showing only the main lines: a draft: a set-line in fishing.—v.t. to draw the exterior line of: to delineate or sketch.—adj. Outlin′ear, like an outline.

CrunchBase

  1. Outline

    Outline builds public policy simulators for city and state governments.Formerly Politify

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. outline

    Is the succession of lines that show the figure of the works, and indicate the direction in which the defensive masses are laid out, in order to obtain a proper defense.

  2. outline

    Is the succession of lines that show the figure of the works, and indicate the direction in which the defensive masses are laid out, in order to obtain a proper defense.

Editors Contribution

  1. outline

    A concise description using words.

    The member of government did outline the governmental strategy for local housing.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outline' in Nouns Frequency: #1856

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outline' in Verbs Frequency: #586

Anagrams for outline »

  1. lineout, line-out

  2. elution

  3. Line-out

  4. Lineout

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How to say outline in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outline in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of outline in a Sentence

  1. Yossi Abu:

    Every day that passes Israel is losing revenue and investments and is not enjoying the geopolitical benefits of the discoveries, once this outline is approved, it will allow us to invest close to $10 billion to expand Tamar and develop Leviathan.

  2. Guy Liany:

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

  3. Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz:

    The giant gas field discovery in Egypt is a painful reminder that while Israel has been 'sleep walking' and delaying the final approval of the gas outline and holding up further exploration, the world is changing in front of our eyes, including the implications on export possibilities.

  4. 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.

  5. Monzer Akbik:

    It was a preliminary exchange of ideas, and we did not outline a final position.

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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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