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Synonyms for outline

Synonyms for (noun) outline

Synonyms: outline, schema, scheme Definition: a schematic or preliminary plan

Similar words: program, programme, plan Definition: a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished Usage: they drew up a six-step plan; they discussed plans for a new bond issue

Synonyms: outline, synopsis, abstract, precis Definition: a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

Similar words: sum-up, summary Definition: a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form Usage: he gave a summary of the conclusions

Synonyms: outline, lineation Definition: the line that appears to bound an object

Similar words: bound, boundary, bounds Definition: the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

Synonyms for (verb) outline

Synonyms: sketch, adumbrate, outline Definition: describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of Usage: sketch the outline of the book; outline his ideas

Similar words: depict, describe, draw Definition: give a description of Usage: He drew an elaborate plan of attack

Synonyms: delineate, limn, outline Definition: trace the shape of

Similar words: draw Definition: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface Usage: She drew an elephant; Draw me a horse

Synonyms: draft, outline Definition: draw up an outline or sketch for something Usage: draft a speech

Similar words: compose, write, indite, pen Definition: produce a literary work Usage: She composed a poem; He wrote four novels