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outlines, plural;
  1. Draw, trace, or define the outer edge or shape of (something)
    • - her large eyes were darkly outlined with eyeliner
  2. Give a summary of (something)
    • - she outlined the case briefly
  1. A line or set of lines enclosing or indicating the shape of an object in a sketch or diagram
    • - fill in the outlines with color
  2. A line or set of lines of this type, perceived as defining the contours or bounds of an object
    • - the outlines of her face
  3. A general plan giving the essential features but not the detail
    • - an outline of the theory of evolution
    • - a course outline
  4. A draft of a diagram, plan, proposal, etc., summarizing the main points
    • - draw up an outline for the essay
  5. The main features or general principles of something
    • - the main outlines of Elizabeth's career

  1. sketch: describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas"
  2. the line that appears to bound an object
  3. draft: draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"
  4. a schematic or preliminary plan
  5. delineate: trace the shape of
  6. (outlined) defined: showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary; "hills defined against the evening sky"; "the setting sun showed the outlined figure of a man standing on the hill"
  7. An outline is a list
  8. The Outline are an experimental band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2002. The group's first release was a self-recorded EP, titled The Outline Proudly Presents the Chestnut Tree, in 2005. The band was signed by Fearless Records in the summer of 2006. ...
  9. A line marking the boundary of an object figure; The outer shape of an object or figure; A sketch or drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading; A general description of some subject; A statement summarizing the important points of a text; A preliminary plan of a project ...
  10. (Outlines) Lines made by the edge of an object or its silhouette.
  11. (OUTLINING) A term used by hand engravers when referring to the engraving of scroll backbones (spirals) and the outlines of the flowers, leaves, and tendrils. Outlining is one of three basic tasks in the engraving of ornamental designs. These three are: outlining, shading, and backgrounding. ...
  12. (Outlining) A key tool for writing paper, an outline is an organizational framework, the skeleton of your paper -- and a key tool to avoiding poor organization. A good outline serves as a road map that enables you to visualize where your paper is headed. ...
  13. (outlining) (1) a photographic technique of converting solid letters to outline letters; (2) scribing or drawing the shape of an object as in tracing with a thin line.
  14. (outlining) (aka 'blacklining') using dark paint or ink to draw outlines around the edge of a part on a mini (i.e. armor joint). Used to make details stand out from the whole.
  15. (outlining) An Excel feature that enables you to expand or contract information contained in worksheets or reports so that you see more or less detail.
  16. a typeface in which the characters are formed with only the outline defined rather than from solid strokes.
  17. Sketch in general terms; indicate the main features of
  18. The drawing done in a piecebook in preparation for doing the actual piece. Also called a sketch. Can also refer to the outline put on the wall and then filled, or the final outline done around the piece to finish it.
  19. A mathematical curve that stands for the two-dimensional image of a physical boundary. Outline data can be archived as a sequence of point coordinates, but such points do not share the notion of homology associated with landmarks (but see Sampson, 1996, NATO volume "white book").
  20. An open typeface structural style in which strokes and shapes are represented by unfilled outlines. Formerly, type or font character glyphs either existed as solid "inline" letterforms, or as unfilled "outline" letterforms. ...
  21. A step-by-step guide, usually constructed for your own benefit, showing how you plan to write a particular manuscript. Some writers always use outlines, even for short pieces; some never do. Most writers fall in between, using outlines for long and/or difficult works, such as books.
  22. A term used when converting a font or graphic into a mathematical vector format. Can also be called 'curves'.
  23. The line that forms the edge of any shape or form. Also called the contour.
  24. An outline answer is organized description. You should give main points and essential supplementary materials, omitting minor details, and present the information in a systematic arrangement or classification.
  25. usually we will use this to mean just the outline, not the chunks that are placed in the outline.  The outline in this restricted sense consists exclusively of its nodes and their ordering.