a simply or hastily executed drawing or painting, especially a preliminary one, giving the essential features without the details.
a rough design, plan, or draft, as of a book.
a brief or hasty outline of facts, occurrences, etc.:
a sketch of his life.
a short, usually descriptive, essay, history, or story.
a short play or slight dramatic performance, as one forming part of a vaudeville program.
verb (used with object)
to make a sketch of.
to set forth in a brief or general account:
He sketched his own part in the affair.
Metallurgy. (in a steel mill or the like) to mark (a piece) for cutting.
verb (used without object)
to make a sketch or sketches.
a rapid drawing or painting, often a study for subsequent elaboration
a brief usually descriptive and informal essay or other literary composition
a short play, often comic, forming part of a revue
a short evocative piece of instrumental music, esp for piano
any brief outline
to make a rough drawing (of)
(transitive) often foll by out. to make a brief description of
noun 1. a rough map of the principal features of a locale, as one drawn from memory.
noun 1. sketchbook (def 1). A program that allowed users to draw on a screen with a light pen. It supported constraints (e.g. drawing a constrained ellipse produced a circle). It also had some computer aided design features (e.g. computing loads on beams). Sketchpad was the subject of Ivan E. Sutherland’s 1963 MIT PhD thesis, […]
adjective, sketchier, sketchiest. 1. like a sketch; giving only outlines or essentials. Synonyms: cursory, rough, meager, crude. 2. imperfect, incomplete, slight, or superficial: a sketchy meal. 3. Informal. unreliable or unsafe: That street looks pretty sketchy. disreputable or shady: I’d stay away from him; he’s got a sketchy past. adjective sketchier, sketchiest 1. characteristic of […]
noun, Greek Orthodox Church. 1. a settlement of monks or ascetics.