verb (used with object), out·lined, out·lin·ing.
Origin of outline
Examples from the Web for outline
Just hours after the announcement in Beijing, Republican senators began to outline just how much they disdained the new agreement.
“I had this outline that said I was going to be done in nine months,” Caro said.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece|Scott Porch|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes he would just have an outline of the scene and we would build the dialogue out with our own words.‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane: An Astonishing Debut 12 Years in the Making|Kevin Fallon|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This spurred Creative Director Adam Isgreen, who also worked on Killer Instinct, to outline of a Phantom Dust reboot—just in case.
Teardrops flow between the eyes as a flame emanates from the outline of his body.
Mrs. Morris then proceeded to give in fragmentary speeches an outline of the constitution and government of the estate.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy
The theme was not dissimilar to that which has been here presented in outline.
The outline of the leafy part is triangular in form, and on either side of the rachis are the tapering pinnæ.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Then it forms a strong and resisting chorion, which imparts to the egg an outline similar to that of a bridges span.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
A teacher directs a pupil to make an outline before he writes a composition or delivers a speech.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton
- a drawing or manner of drawing consisting only of external lines
- (as modifier)an outline map