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Noun outline has 3 senses
  1. outline, lineation - the line that appears to bound an object
    --1 is a kind of boundary, bound, bounds
    --1 has particulars: coastline; silhouette; skyline
    Derived form: verb outline3
  2. outline, synopsis, abstract, precis - a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    --2 is a kind of summary
    --2 has particulars: brief; apercu; epitome
    Derived form: verb outline1
  3. outline, schema, scheme - a schematic or preliminary plan
    --3 is a kind of plan, program, programme
    Derived form: verb outline2
Verb outline has 3 senses
  1. sketch, outline, adumbrate - describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas"
    --1 is one way to describe, depict, draw
    Derived form: noun outline2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. draft, outline - draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"
    --2 is one way to write, compose, pen, indite
    Derived form: noun outline3
    Sample sentence:
    Did he outline his major works over a short period of time?
  3. delineate, limn, outline - trace the shape of
    --3 is one way to draw
    Derived form: noun outline1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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