the by which a figure or object is defined or bounded; contour.
a drawing or sketch restricted to line without shading or modeling of form.
a general sketch, account, or report, indicating only the main features, as of a book, subject, or project:
an outline of medieval history; an outline of a speech.
outlines, the essential features or main aspects of something under discussion:
At the first meeting, we gave her only the outlines of the project.
Printing. an ornamented type in which the outside contours of each character appear in black, with the inside left white.
verb (used with object), outlined, outlining.
to draw the outline of, or draw in outline, as a figure or object.
to give an outline of; sketch the main features of:
On the first day, the professor just outlined the course for us.
a preliminary or schematic plan, draft, account, etc
(usually pl) the important features of an argument, theory, work, etc
the line by which an object or figure is or appears to be bounded
to draw or display the outline of
to give the main features or general idea of
1660s, “lines by which a figure is delineated,” from out + line (v.). Meaning “rough draft in words” is from 1759.
1790, “to draw in outline,” from outline (n.). Meaning “to describe in general terms” is from 1855. Related: Outlined; outlining.
- Outline font
noun 1. (computing) a font format that makes use of fillable geometric outlines of letters and symbols, allowing fonts to be scaled up or down while still retaining their intended shape Also called vector font Compare bitmap font text (Or “vector font”) A font defined as a set of lines and curves as opposed to […]
[out-lahyn] /ˈaʊtˌlaɪn/ noun 1. the by which a figure or object is defined or bounded; contour. 2. a drawing or sketch restricted to line without shading or modeling of form. 3. a general sketch, account, or report, indicating only the main features, as of a book, subject, or project: an outline of medieval history; an […]
[out-liv] /ˌaʊtˈlɪv/ verb (used with object), outlived, outliving. 1. to live longer than; survive (a person, period, etc.): She outlived her husband by many years. 2. to outlast; live or last through: The ship outlived the storm. He hopes to outlive the stigma of his imprisonment. /ˌaʊtˈlɪv/ verb (transitive) 1. to live longer than (someone) […]
[out-loo k] /ˈaʊtˌlʊk/ noun 1. the view or prospect from a particular place. 2. mental attitude or view; point of view: one’s outlook on life. 3. prospect of the future: the political outlook. 4. the place from which an observer out; lookout. 5. the act or state of out. 6. a watch kept; vigilance; lookout: […]