verb (used with object), de·lin·e·at·ed, de·lin·e·at·ing.
- delimiting keratotomy,
Origin of delineate
Examples from the Web for delineate
Stereotypes exist to delineate but also in order to be defied.In Praise of ‘Awkward’: OMFG MTV, Like, Really Gets High School|Amy Zimmerman|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lapid has spent considerable effort trying to delineate the middle class—which many argued was a key component of his voter base.
Another helpful feature on the site is a glossary of terms that delineate the various stages of mall decrepitude.
He could, and did, delineate character consistently if you like.The Bridling of Pegasus|Alfred Austin
To delineate in a few words the character of the Poverello of Assisi is indeed a difficult task.
First delineate the path of the point and root of one blade through half a revolution as in Fig. 39.The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out|Fred T. Hodgson
But several of our earliest plays, as has been partly seen, delineate the prevailing manners of English life.
But when she comes to delineate the Radical, he turns out to be a Positivist—of good quality of his kind, but still not a Radical.Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 1 (of 2)|George Jacob Holyoake
Word Origin for delineate
1550s, from Latin delineatus, past participle of delineare "to sketch out," from de- "completely" (see de-) + lineare "draw lines," from linea "line" (see line (n.)). Related: Delineated; delineating.