- quite small or brief; concise: a thumbnail description of Corsica.
- to make a thumbnail sketch or description of.
Origin of thumbnail
Related Words for thumbnailcompact, short, brief, summary, concise, epigrammatic, succinct, abbreviated, abridged, contracted, curtailed, truncated
Examples from the Web for thumbnail
Contemporary Examples of thumbnail
The project made me ask, how do you avoid reducing the dead to thumbnail profiles?The Best 9/11 Books
September 9, 2011
Historical Examples of thumbnail
The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
She was only as large as a thumbnail, but she carried a gigantic secret.Beyond the Vanishing Point
Raymond King Cummings
Each painting is shown as a thumbnail linked to a larger view.Masters of Water-Colour Painting
H. M. Cundall
I picked at it with the thumbnail and the nail caught something hard.
My thumbnail had lifted a tiny circle no larger than the head of a pin.
- the nail of the thumb
- (modifier) concise and briefa thumbnail sketch
- computing a small image which can be expanded