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

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley