outline drawing meaning, outline drawing definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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outline

  

      n  
1    a preliminary or schematic plan, draft, account, etc.  
2    usually pl   the important features of an argument, theory, work, etc.  
3    the line by which an object or figure is or appears to be bounded  
4   
a    a drawing or manner of drawing consisting only of external lines  
b    (as modifier)  
an outline map     
      vb   tr  
5    to draw or display the outline of  
6    to give the main features or general idea of  
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v.
to cover with a thin layer of paint applied with a dry brush in order to soften or blur a figure or outline
an art term

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