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 totally understood, it was the biggest thing in the news at the time. I can see why they thought it would be funny, and the sketch that Norm [Macdonald] wrote was hysterical.
Management clearly has gone all out over the last two quarters to aggregate video content and begin to sketch out a business case.
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.
It was such a great, organized sketch, but don’t put Stormy Daniels in there — what do I tell my kids?
Cardin taught me everything, from how to sketch to the cut and sewing.
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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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