Associations to the word «Outline»


OUTLINE, noun. A line marking the boundary of an object figure.
OUTLINE, noun. The outer shape of an object or figure.
OUTLINE, noun. A sketch or drawing in which objects are delineated in contours without shading.
OUTLINE, noun. A general description of some subject.
OUTLINE, noun. A statement summarizing the important points of a text.
OUTLINE, noun. A preliminary plan for a project.
OUTLINE, noun. (film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
OUTLINE, verb. (transitive) To draw an outline of something.
OUTLINE, verb. (transitive) To summarize something.

Dictionary definition

OUTLINE, noun. The line that appears to bound an object.
OUTLINE, noun. A sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory.
OUTLINE, noun. A schematic or preliminary plan.
OUTLINE, verb. Describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas".
OUTLINE, verb. Draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech".
OUTLINE, verb. Trace the shape of.

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky