Definition of Delineate

1. Verb. Show the form or outline of. "The camera could define the smallest object"

Exact synonyms: Define
Generic synonyms: Show
Derivative terms: Defining, Definition, Delineation, Delineation, Delineative



2. Adjective. Represented accurately or precisely.

3. Verb. Determine the essential quality of.
Exact synonyms: Define, Delimit, Delimitate, Specify
Specialized synonyms: Determine, Redefine
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Delineation

4. Verb. Trace the shape of.
Exact synonyms: Limn, Outline
Specialized synonyms: Lipstick, Contour
Generic synonyms: Draw
Derivative terms: Delineation, Delineation, Delineative, Outline

5. Verb. Make a mark or lines on a surface. "Trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
Exact synonyms: Describe, Draw, Line, Trace
Generic synonyms: Mark
Specialized synonyms: Construct, Inscribe, Circumscribe, Circumscribe, Write
Related verbs: Draw, Draw
Derivative terms: Delineation, Delineation, Drawing, Line, Lineation, Lineation, Trace, Tracer, Tracing

6. Verb. Describe in vivid detail.
Generic synonyms: Depict, Describe, Draw
Derivative terms: Delineation

Definition of Delineate

1. a. Delineated; portrayed.

2. v. t. To indicate by lines drawn in the form or figure of; to represent by sketch, design, or diagram; to sketch out; to portray; to picture; in drawing and engraving, to represent in lines, as with the pen, pencil, or graver; hence, to represent with accuracy and minuteness. See Delineation.

Definition of Delineate

1. Verb. To sketch out, draw or trace an outline. ¹

2. Verb. To depict, represent with pictures. ¹

3. Verb. To describe or depict with words or gestures. ¹

4. Verb. To outline or mark out. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delineate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delineate

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Literary usage of Delineate

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"trick (3), to delineate a coat of arms. (Du.) Du. trekken. to draw, also to delineate, trick, or sketch out. Tract (i) and (2), Tractable ; see Trace (i). ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"represent, symbolize, present, show, delineate. 4. Referring to the conveying of an idea by words, actions, etc.: spec, state, emit, manifest, tell, frame, ..."

3. A sketch of the denominations of the Christian world by John Evans (1811)
"But before we delineate the tenets of the several parties, the Atheists and Deists shall be just men. tioned, two descriptions of persons frequently con. ..."

4. A Journal of Travels in England, Holland and Scotland, and of Two Passages by Benjamin Silliman (1820)
"... piece—Joseph and Potiphar's wife—Attempt to delineate Jehovah—Environs of London. ILLUMINATION WITH GAS. I had been with a companion into Hyde Park, ..."

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