preliminary drawing for later elaboration
"he made several studies before starting to paint"
a brief literary description
sketch, survey, resume(noun)
short descriptive summary (of events)
a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
sketch, chalk out(verb)
make a sketch of
"sketch the building"
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"
A rapidly executed freehand drawing that is not intended as a finished work, often consisting of a multitude of overlapping lines.
A rough design, plan, or draft, as a rough draft of a book.
A brief description of a person or account of an incident; a general presentation or outline.
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.
An amusing person.
Keeping sketch: to keep a lookout.
To make a brief, basic drawing.
I usually sketch with a pen rather than a pencil.
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.
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
to draw the outline or chief features of; to make a rought of
to plan or describe by giving the principal points or ideas of
to make sketches, as of landscapes
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. schedium—schedius, made off-hand—Gr. schedios, sudden.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'sketch' in Nouns Frequency: #2736
The numerical value of sketch in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of sketch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of sketch in a Sentence
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.
Was this sketch just freehanded, something he did in 50 seconds, or is it something he really sat down and thought deeply about? Its difficult to know he knew how the physical world works.
Timothy would send him hand drawings and told the President how much he liked art, so he sent over color pencils, sketch pads, and paint, i waited for my staff to go to the Philippines and send it with them. They would then bring it to the church Timothy was a part of, so he could collect his gifts.
I don't stand by the blackface sketch, i'm horrified by it, and I can't erase it. I can only be changed by it and move on.
Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I'll draw a sketch of thee. What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B?
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- esborrany, esbós, esbossos, esquetxCatalan, Valencian
- skica, náčrt, načrtnoutCzech
- skizzieren, Skizze, SketchGerman
- σκίτσο, νούμεροGreek
- skizo, skiziEsperanto
- bosquejo, esquicio, esbozo, esbozar, bosquejar, boceto, sketchSpanish
- luonnos, hahmotelma, sketsi, skitsiFinnish
- esquisse, ébauche, esquisser, sketchFrench
- skicc, vázlatHungarian
- descrizione, macchietta, sketch, schizzo, numero, resoconto, scenetta, scarabocchio, quadroItalian
- adumbro, delineo, īnfōrmātiō, describo, perscriptaLatin
- sketsjNorwegian Nynorsk
- szkic, skeczPolish
- sketch, esquete, esboço, rascunharPortuguese
- набра́сывать, набросок, скетч, эскиз, наброса́ть, очеркRussian
- скеч, skeč, nacrt, skicaSerbo-Croatian
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