"outline" in the noun sense
1. outline, lineation
the line that appears to bound an object
2. outline, synopsis, abstract, precis
a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
3. outline, schema, scheme
a schematic or preliminary plan
"outline" in the verb sense
1. sketch, outline, adumbrate
describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
"sketch the outline of the book"
"outline his ideas"
2. draft, outline
draw up an outline or sketch for something
"draft a speech"
3. delineate, limn, outline
trace the shape of
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