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Meaning of sketch

sketch

Pronunciation: (skech), [key]
— n.
  1. a simply or hastily executed drawing or painting, esp. a preliminary one, giving the essential features without the details.
  2. a rough design, plan, or draft, as of a book.
  3. a brief or hasty outline of facts, occurrences, etc.: a sketch of his life.
  4. a short, usually descriptive, essay, history, or story.
  5. a short play or slight dramatic performance, as one forming part of a vaudeville program.
—v.t.
  1. to make a sketch of.
  2. to set forth in a brief or general account: He sketched his own part in the affair.
  3. (in a steel mill or the like) to mark (a piece) for cutting.
—v.i.
  1. to make a sketch or sketches.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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