Synonyms of outline in English:

outline


See definition of outline

noun

1‘he could see the rectangular outline of the building’

SYNONYMS

silhouette, profile, figure, shape, contour, form, line, lineaments, delineation

configuration, perimeter, circumference, tracing, layout, framework, skeleton, diagram, sketch, artist's impression

2‘the statement gives an outline of public expenditure for each department’

SYNONYMS

rough idea, thumbnail sketch, abbreviated version, summary, synopsis, résumé, precis, abridgement, abstract, reduction, digest

epitome, essence, storyline, storyboard, main points, gist, bones, bare bones, skeleton, draft, plan, sketch, scheme


verb

1‘she could see the budgie outlined against the sky’

SYNONYMS

silhouette, define, demarcate, delimit, mark off

sketch, delineate, trace, pencil

2‘students can apply some of the techniques outlined in this chapter’

SYNONYMS

rough out, sketch out, block out, indicate, touch on, draft, give a thumbnail sketch of, give a rough idea of, give a quick rundown on, summarize, precis