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

3 senses of outline

Sense 1
outline, lineation -- (the line that appears to bound an object)
       => boundary, bound, bounds -- (the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something)

Sense 2
outline, synopsis, abstract, precis -- (a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory)
       => summary, sum-up -- (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions")

Sense 3
outline, schema, scheme -- (a schematic or preliminary plan)
       => plan, program, programme -- (a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue")

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

3 senses of outline

Sense 1
sketch, outline, adumbrate -- (describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas")
       => describe, depict, draw -- (give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack")

Sense 2
draft, outline -- (draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech")
       => write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")

Sense 3
delineate, limn, outline -- (trace the shape of)
       => draw -- (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse")

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