|1.||[ noun ] (fine art) preliminary drawing for later elaboration|
"he made several studies before starting to paint"
|Related terms:||drawing design draft vignette|
|2.||[ noun ] a brief literary description|
|3.||[ verb ] make a sketch of|
"sketch the building"
|Related terms:||draw art sketcher|
|4.||[ noun ] (writing) short descriptive summary (of events)|
|Related terms:||summary sum_up|
|5.||[ verb ] describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of|
"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|
|Related terms:||wit comic_strip publication|