Meaning of outline
Pronunciation: (out'līn"), [key]
— n., v., -lined, -lin•ing.
- the line 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.
- the essential features or main aspects of something under discussion: At the first meeting, we gave her only the outlines of the project.
- an ornamented type in which the outside contours of each character appear in black, with the inside left white.
- 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.
- outline (Thesaurus)