What does sketch mean?

Definitions for sketch
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sketch, studynoun

    preliminary drawing for later elaboration

    "he made several studies before starting to paint"

  2. sketch, vignettenoun

    a brief literary description

  3. sketch, survey, resumenoun

    short descriptive summary (of events)

  4. cartoon, sketchverb

    a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine

  5. sketch, chalk outverb

    make a sketch of

    "sketch the building"

  6. sketch, outline, adumbrateverb

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. sketchnoun

    A rapidly executed freehand drawing that is not intended as a finished work, often consisting of a multitude of overlapping lines.

  2. sketchnoun

    A rough design, plan, or draft, as a rough draft of a book.

  3. sketchnoun

    A brief description of a person or account of an incident; a general presentation or outline.

  4. sketchnoun

    A brief, light, or unfinished dramatic, musical, or literary work or idea; eg. a short, often humorous or satirical scene or play, frequently as part of a revue or variety show, a skit; or, a brief musical composition or theme, especially for the piano; or, a brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or short story.

  5. sketchnoun

    An amusing person.

  6. sketchnoun

    Keeping sketch: to keep a lookout.

  7. sketchverb

    To make a brief, basic drawing.

    I usually sketch with a pen rather than a pencil.

  8. sketchverb

    To describe a person, or an incident, briefly, and with very few details.

    He sketched the accident, sticking to the facts as they had happened.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sketchnoun

    an outline or general delineation of anything; a first rough or incomplete draught or plan of any design; especially, in the fine arts, such a representation of an object or scene as serves the artist's purpose by recording its chief features; also, a preliminary study for an original work

  2. Sketchnoun

    to draw the outline or chief features of; to make a rought of

  3. Sketchnoun

    to plan or describe by giving the principal points or ideas of

  4. Sketchverb

    to make sketches, as of landscapes

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sketch

    skech, n. a first draft of any plan or painting: an outline, a short and slightly constructed play, essay, &c.: a short dramatic scene for representation by two persons: an artist's preliminary study of a work to be elaborated.—v.t. to make a rough draft of: to draw the outline: to give the principal points of.—v.i. to practise sketching.—adj. Sketch′able, capable of being sketched effectively.—ns. Sketch′book, a blank book used for sketching by an artist or writer: a printed volume of literary sketches; Sketch′er, one who sketches.—adv. Sketch′ily.—n. Sketch′iness.—adj. Sketch′y, containing a sketch or outline: incomplete, slight. [Dut. schets, It. schizzo—L. schediumschedius, made off-hand—Gr. schedios, sudden.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sketch' in Nouns Frequency: #2736

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sketch in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sketch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sketch in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski:

    On the death bed, this person communicated the information together with a sketch, where this might possibly be.

  2. Hester Peirce:

    I see this proposal as a path forward that achieves the objective of getting token purchasers the information they need, but it is also just a sketch - a work in progress - that requires productive engagement from the public.

  3. Spike Milligan:

    Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I'll draw a sketch of thee. What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B?

  4. Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Graham:

    Management clearly has gone all out over the last two quarters to aggregate video content and begin to sketch out a business case.

  5. Mark Jessee:

    This was a form of live theater. It was the popular entertainment, it was sketch artists, talent musicians and comedians.

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