to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch.
to foreshadow; prefigure.
to darken or conceal partially; overshadow.
One could adumbrate triumph or disaster by the effort, sustained or otherwise, made by them.
The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
Feeble is human speech to deal with such high matters, serving, at the best, but dimly to adumbrate ineffable truths.
The Contemporary Review, January 1883 Various
But it is now time to state, or rather faintly to adumbrate, the grand assumption of this singular work.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865 Various
A type is a symbol appointed by God to adumbrate something higher in the future, which is called the antitype.
Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
There had, in truth, scarcely yet been time enough to adumbrate the possibilities opened up by this gentleman’s return.
A Laodicean Thomas Hardy
to outline; give a faint indication of
to overshadow; obscure
“to outline, to sketch,” 1580s, from Latin adumbratus “sketched, shadowed in outline,” past participle of adumbrare “to represent (a thing) in outline” (see adumbration). Meaning “to overshadow” is 1660s. Related: Adumbrated; adumbrating.
shadowy; shady. Historical Examples Then he began to stumble through the adumbral forests to find a road. The Sex Life of the Gods Michael Knerr adjective generally (poetic) shadowy
to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch. to foreshadow; prefigure. to darken or conceal partially; overshadow. Contemporary Examples But Sanjay seems today like an adumbration, rather than the acme, of authoritarian possibilities in India. Hold Onto Your Penis David Frum, Justin Green November 28, 2012 Historical Examples Newman was the […]
foreshadowing; sketchy; faintly indicative.
adummim the red ones, a place apparently on the road between Jericho and Jerusalem, “on the south side of the torrent” Wady Kelt, looking toward Gilgal, mentioned Josh. 15:7; 18:17. It was nearly half-way between Jerusalem and Jericho, and now bears the name of Tal-at-ed-Dumm. It is supposed to have been the place referred to […]