What does sketch mean?

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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sketchnoun

    An outline; a rough draught; a first plan.

    Etymology: schedula, Latin.

    I shall not attempt a character of his present majesty, having already given an imperfect sketch of it. Addison.

    As the lightest sketch, if justly trac’d,
    Is by ill colouring but the more disgrac’d,
    So by false learning is good sense defac’d. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Sketchverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    If a picture is daubed with many glaring colours, the vulgar eye admires it; whereas he judges very contemptuously of some admirable design sketched out only with a black pencil, though by the hand of Raphael. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    The reader I’ll leave in the midst of silence, to contemplate those ideas which I have only sketch’d, and which every man must finish for himself. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

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. Jim Jefferies:

    This is just cancel culture, the guy shouldnt have been fired, its just a couple of things back in his history. Are we going to go through everyones history, or are we going to get rid of every sketch that Saturday Night Live has done that involved race ? WALLS OF JERICHO DRUMMER ARRESTED WITH OVER 630 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA While many comedians feel that cancel culture is unfair and unjust, there are some that feel its necessary and will help the art form grow. Caley Chase, daughter of legendary comic Chevy Chase and a standup comedian herself, spoke with The Los Angeles Times about how far comedians can go. There are some bad people out there, and there are some really [ bad ] things to say, she said. Theres a line. Did you hurt someone ? Thats the line. Another.

  2. SKETCH MCGETCH:

    It ain't a day worth having unless there's some site seeing, something I can sketch and trip in; a cool rock, maybe a leaf, something that lights up, or a scented gel pen to remember the memory along with a photo of the day. -SKETCH MCGETCH

  3. Joe Piscopo:

    It was such a great, organized sketch, but don’t put Stormy Daniels in there — what do I tell my kids?

  4. Mark Jessee:

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

  5. Roger Stone:

    Roger Stone replied that Roger Stone was doing everything possible to address the issues at the highest level of Government. Pentagon Papers showe the extent of the FBIs surveillance, which included monitoring essentially all of Stones Apple services, from email to browsing history. Utility bills, address books, WhatsApp messages -- all were also under the bureaus review. Additionally, records illustrate the Trump campaigns curiosity about what information WikiLeaks was going to make public -- and reinforce Robert Muellers conclusion that the Donald Trump team didnt conspire with WikiLeaks or Russian hackers to obtain the materials.Former White House adviser Steve Bannon told Robert Muellers team under questioning that Steve Bannon had asked Stone about WikiLeaks because Robert Muellers had heard that Roger Stone had a channel to Assange, and he was hoping for more releases of damaging information. Muellers investigation identifiedcontacts during the 2016 campaign between Donald Trump associates and Russians, but did not identify any conspiracy to tip the outcome of the presidential election. The lengthy investigation fueled numerous conspiracy theories that aired regularly on MSNBC and CNN, as well as in print inThe Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. FILE - This Feb. 21, 2019, file courtroom sketch shows former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone talking from the witness stand as prosecution attorney Jonathan Kravis, standing left, Stone's attorney Bruce Rogow, third from right, and Judge Amy Berman Jackson listen, during a court hearing at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. Jonathan Kravis will run a new public corruption unit at the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General, which has jurisdiction over juvenile offenses as well as misdemeanor crimes. ( Dana Verkouteren via Associated Press, File) In a statement Tuesday, Roger Stone acknowledged that the search warrant affidavits contain private communication, but insisted that they prove no crimes. I have no trepidation about their release as they confirm there was no illegal activity and certainly no Russian collusion by me during the 2016 Election.

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