Origin of contour
OTHER WORDS FROM contourre·con·tour, verb (used with object)un·con·toured, adjective
Words nearby contour
How to use contour in a sentence
There’s a broader struggle still underway over the contours of the regional order, and that is partly what motivates him.Erdogan Pitches Himself as Muslim World’s New Leader|Charu Kasturi|September 10, 2020|Ozy
Leather looks nice and lasts a lifetime, but it can’t retain a knife with the security of Kydex, a type of plastic that’s heat-molded to fit the exact contours of a specific knife model.
Because Kydex can snap around the blade’s rear and the handle’s contours, the material can be used to retain a knife in a variety of positions, including upside down, while still allowing you to quickly deploy it using a single hand.
It uses 3D laser-sensor technology, also known as lidar, to capture the contours of a gymnast’s body.A robot referee can really keep its ‘eye’ on the ball|Kathryn Hulick|August 20, 2020|Science News For Students
Magnetic field lines, imaginary contours that indicate the direction of the magnetic field at various locations, loop and cross over one another like well-mixed spaghetti.The physics of solar flares could help scientists predict imminent outbursts|Emily Conover|July 30, 2020|Science News
It also reveals in vivid visual form the precise contour of the transition.
Under the one-sixth they appear as slender, highly refractive fibers with double contour and, often, curled or split ends.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
I hastily ran over the contour of the country we had passed through, and saw that indeed the spring must be its headwaters.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
The eagle disappeared into the air, while the soldier admired the curved contour of the panther.A Passion in the Desert|Honore de Balzac
He banked left and followed the contour of the mountain, and found another group of soldiers camped near the pumice works.The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin
The rather flabby lines of his face had abruptly hardened over the firm contour below.Average Jones|Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for contour
- See contour line
- (as modifier)a contour map