1. [ verb ] make a mark or lines on a surface
Synonyms: draw trace describe outline line

"draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

Related terms: mark write construct circumscribe circumscribe inscribe draw draw line tracing drawing outline tracing depiction tracer
2. [ verb ] trace the shape of
Synonyms: outline limn
Related terms: draw lipstick contour outline
3. [ verb ] determine the essential quality of
Synonyms: define specify delimit delimitate
Related terms: be determine redefine word_picture
4. [ verb ] delineate the form or outline of
Synonyms: define

: "The tree was clearly defined by the light" "The camera could define the smallest object"

Related terms: show shaping delineation
5. [ adjective ] represented accurately or precisely"
Synonyms: represented delineated
Related terms: undelineated painted drawn described diagrammatic depicted
6. [ verb ] describe in vivid detail
Related terms: describe word_picture
Similar spelling:   delineated