Synonyms of outline


1. outline, lineation, boundary, bound, bounds

usage: the line that appears to bound an object

2. outline, synopsis, abstract, precis, summary, sum-up

usage: a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

3. outline, schema, scheme, plan, program, programme

usage: a schematic or preliminary plan


1. sketch, outline, adumbrate, describe, depict, draw

usage: describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas"

2. draft, outline, write, compose, pen, indite

usage: draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"

3. delineate, limn, outline, draw

usage: trace the shape of

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Definition and meaning of outline (Dictionary)