1. [ noun ] (fine art) preliminary drawing for later elaboration
Synonyms: study

"he made several studies before starting to paint"

Related terms: drawing design draft vignette
2. [ noun ] a brief literary description
Synonyms: vignette
Related terms: description
3. [ verb ] make a sketch of
Synonyms: chalk_out outline

"sketch the building"

Related terms: draw art sketcher
4. [ noun ] (writing) short descriptive summary (of events)
Synonyms: resume survey
Related terms: summary sum_up
5. [ verb ] describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
Synonyms: outline adumbrate

"sketch the outline of the book" "outline his ideas"

Related terms: describe block_out outline
6. [ noun ] a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
Synonyms: cartoon
Related terms: wit comic_strip publication
Similar spelling:   sketchy