preliminary drawing for later elaboration
"he made several studies before starting to paint"
a brief literary description
sketch, survey, resumenoun
short descriptive summary (of events)
a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
sketch, chalk outverb
make a sketch of
"sketch the building"
sketch, outline, adumbrateverb
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
On the death bed, this person communicated the information together with a sketch, where this might possibly be.
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.
Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I'll draw a sketch of thee. What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B?
Management clearly has gone all out over the last two quarters to aggregate video content and begin to sketch out a business case.
This was a form of live theater. It was the popular entertainment, it was sketch artists, talent musicians and comedians.
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- esbossos, esborrany, esbós, esquetxCatalan, Valencian
- skica, načrtnout, náčrtCzech
- Skizze, skizzieren, SketchGerman
- σκίτσο, νούμεροGreek
- skizo, skiziEsperanto
- bosquejar, esquicio, boceto, esbozar, bosquejo, sketch, esbozoSpanish
- skitsi, sketsi, hahmotelma, luonnosFinnish
- ébauche, esquisser, sketch, esquisseFrench
- vázlat, skiccHungarian
- sketch, quadro, scarabocchio, descrizione, macchietta, schizzo, numero, resoconto, scenettaItalian
- delineo, perscripta, describo, adumbro, īnfōrmātiōLatin
- sketsjNorwegian Nynorsk
- szkic, skeczPolish
- esboço, esquete, rascunhar, sketchPortuguese
- наброса́ть, эскиз, набросок, скетч, набра́сывать, очеркRussian
- skica, skeč, скеч, nacrtSerbo-Croatian
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