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    outline - Dictionary definition and meaning for word outline

    Definition
    (noun) the line that appears to bound an object
    Synonyms : lineation
    Definition
    (noun) a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    Synonyms : abstract , precis , synopsis
    Definition
    (noun) a schematic or preliminary plan
    Synonyms : schema , scheme
    Definition
    (verb) describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    Synonyms : adumbrate , sketch
    Example Sentence
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas
    Definition
    (verb) draw up an outline or sketch for something
    Synonyms : draft
    Example Sentence
    • draft a speech
    Definition
    (verb) trace the shape of
    Synonyms : delineate , limn
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