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