Outline

  • 1 outline — Ⅰ. outline UK US /ˈaʊtlaɪn/ verb [T] ► to describe something, for example a new plan or idea, in a general way without giving too many details: »The government has outlined a series of environmental goals it is seeking to meet by 2020. (be)… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 outline# — outline n 1 Outline, contour, proñle, skyline, silhouette mean the boundary lines which give form or shape to a body, a mass, or a figure. Outline refers to a line which marks or seems to mark the outer edge or limits of a thing {at night, the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 outline — [out′līn΄] n. 1. a line bounding the limits of an object, showing its shape; contour line 2. a sketch showing only the contours of an object without use of shading 3. [also pl.] a general plan without detail 4. a summary of a subject, consisting… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Outline — Out line , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Outlined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Outlining}.] 1. To draw the outline of. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; to create a general framework of (a plan, system, discourse, course of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Outline — Out line , n. 1. (a) The line which marks the outer limits of an object or figure; the exterior line or edge; contour. (b) In art: A line drawn by pencil, pen, graver, or the like, by which the boundary of a figure is indicated. (c) A sketch… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 outline — I (boundary) noun ambit, border, bounds, bourn, brink, circuit, circumference, circumscription, compass, confine, contour, demarcation, edge, edging, external form, extrema lineamenta, extremity, frame, fringes, frontier, limitations, limits,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 outline — [n1] plan, sketch bare facts*, blueprint, diagram, draft, drawing, floor plan, frame, framework, ground plan, layout, main features, recapitulation, résumé, rough draft, rough idea, rundown, skeleton, summary, synopsis, thumbnail sketch*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Outline —   [dt. Umriss], Schriftattribut …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 outline — ► NOUN 1) a line or lines enclosing or indicating the shape of an object in a sketch or diagram. 2) the contours or outer edges of an object. 3) a general plan showing essential features but no detail. ► VERB 1) draw or define the outer edge or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 outline — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 line that shows the shape/outside edge of sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ clear, sharp ▪ The sharp outline of the island had become blurred. ▪ dim, faint, vague …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 outline — out|line1 [ˈautlaın] n 1.) [U and C] the main ideas or facts about something, without the details ▪ a research proposal outline outline of ▪ an outline of world history broad/rough/general outline ▪ a broad outline of the committee s plans in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 outline */*/ — I UK [ˈaʊtlaɪn] / US [ˈaʊtˌlaɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms outline : present tense I/you/we/they outline he/she/it outlines present participle outlining past tense outlined past participle outlined 1) to give the main ideas of a plan or a… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 outline — I n. 1) to draw up, make an outline 2) a bare; broad, general; rough outline 3) in outline (to draw in outline; to present a project in broad outline) II v. 1) (B) they outlined the project to us 2) (d; tr.) to outline against (the ship was… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 outline — 1 noun (singular) 1 the main ideas or facts about something, without the details: I d like to see the proposal outline. | an outline of world history | broad/rough outline (=a very general outline) | in outline (=giving an outline): Chapter I… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 outline — I. noun Date: 1662 1. a. a line that marks the outer limits of an object or figure ; boundary b. shape 2. a. a style of drawing in which contours are marked without shading b. a sketch in outline 3. a …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 outline — out|line1 [ aut,laın ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to give the main ideas of a plan or a piece of writing without giving all the details: The document outlines our company s recycling policy. In his speech, the president will outline his new proposal …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 outline — 01. Please hand in an [outline] of your essay before you actually begin writing it so I can see if you have the right idea about how to organize your ideas. 02. The marketing executive [outlined] his new sales strategy at the weekly staff meeting …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 outline — [ˈaʊtlaɪn] verb [T] I 1) to give the main ideas of a plan or a piece of writing The document outlines our company s recycling policy.[/ex] 2) to draw a line around the edge of something II noun [C] outline */[ˈaʊtlaɪn] 1) an explanation that… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 Outline — For the index of Wikipedia outlines, see Portal:Contents/Outlines. For the WikiProject, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Outlines. Outline may refer to: Silhouette, a view consisting of the outer line and a featureless interior Outline drawing, a sketch …

    Wikipedia

  • 20 outline — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. profile, tracing, tracery; bounds, boundary; edge, circumference, perimeter; [rough] sketch, plan, blueprint, schematic, scheme, drawing, draft; synopsis, summary, résumé; diagram, chart, map. v. t.… …

    English dictionary for students