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

4 senses of sketch

Sense 1
sketch, study -- (preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint")
       => drawing -- (a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures")

Sense 2
sketch, vignette -- (a brief literary description)
       => description -- (the act of describing something)

Sense 3
sketch, survey, resume -- (short descriptive summary (of events))
       => summary, sum-up -- (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions")

Sense 4
cartoon, sketch -- (a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine)
       => wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness -- (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

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

2 senses of sketch

Sense 1
sketch, chalk out -- (make a sketch of; "sketch the building")
       => draw -- (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse")

Sense 2
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")

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