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.
[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: […]
[luhv] /lʌv/ noun 1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. 2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend. 3. sexual passion or desire. 4. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart. 5. (used in direct address as a term of endearment, […]
[out-lahy-ing] /ˈaʊtˌlaɪ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. at a distance from the center or the main body; remote; out-of-the-way: outlying military posts. 2. outside the boundary or limit. /ˈaʊtˌlaɪɪŋ/ adjective 1. distant or remote from the main body or centre, as of a town or region adj. “outside certain limits,” 1660s, from out + present participle of […]