Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun contour

3 senses of contour

Sense 1
contour, contour line -- (a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height)
       => isometric line, isometric -- (a line connecting isometric points)

Sense 2
shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation -- (any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes")
       => spatial property, spatiality -- (any property relating to or occupying space)

Sense 3
contour -- (a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure; "the contours of the melody"; "it defines a major contour of this administration")
       => feature, characteristic -- (a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb contour

1 sense of contour

Sense 1
contour -- (form the contours of)
       => delineate, limn, outline -- (trace the shape of)

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