What does sketch mean?

Definitions for sketch
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sketch, study(noun)

    preliminary drawing for later elaboration

    "he made several studies before starting to paint"

  2. sketch, vignette(noun)

    a brief literary description

  3. sketch, survey, resume(noun)

    short descriptive summary (of events)

  4. cartoon, sketch(verb)

    a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine

  5. sketch, chalk out(verb)

    make a sketch of

    "sketch the building"

  6. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. sketch(Noun)

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

  2. sketch(Noun)

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

  3. sketch(Noun)

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

  4. sketch(Noun)

    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. sketch(Noun)

    An amusing person.

  6. sketch(Noun)

    Keeping sketch: to keep a lookout.

  7. sketch(Verb)

    To make a brief, basic drawing.

    I usually sketch with a pen rather than a pencil.

  8. sketch(Verb)

    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. Sketch(noun)

    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. Sketch(noun)

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

  3. Sketch(noun)

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

  4. Sketch(verb)

    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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British National Corpus

  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. Joe Piscopo:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Sarah Silverman:

    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.

  4. Spike Milligan:

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

  5. 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.

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