Origin of contour
OTHER WORDS FROM contourre·con·tour, verb (used with object)un·con·toured, adjective
How to use contour in a sentence
A narrow passage contoured a pine-dotted hill, with a tiny turnaround visible about a half-mile ahead.An Off-Grid Test of Airstream's Most Rugged Trailer|Hayden Coplen|November 22, 2020|Outside Online
In other words, Followers, Likes and re-Grams can be a practice-run for navigating the professional status-seeking that, for better or worse, contours our adult experience.My kids are on screens more than ever during the pandemic. Here’s why I’m not panicking.|Jordan Shapiro|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
The first half of this movie is soothing, with its familiar contours of the finding-yourself-in-the-woods genre.'Save Yourselves!' Is a Surprisingly Fun Disaster Movie|Erin Berger|October 19, 2020|Outside Online
An adjustable strap allows you to fit the mask around your head accordingly and the nose portion will contour comfortably around your face.
It does not have the boundaries or the contours of the state.
Stillwell commenced a contoured plane-table survey of the neighbourhood of Winter Quarters.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Contoured: An irregular but smoothly undulating surface, resembling the surface of a relief map.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
A boar's head contoured in the recognizable shape but with tusks only made of pizza was a favourite alternative.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
Each vesicle is lined by an epithelium of cells provided with doubly contoured membranes, and containing nuclei.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Pores regular, circular, about as broad as the bars, double contoured.
British Dictionary definitions for contour
- See contour line
- (as modifier)a contour map