delineate

  • 1 Delineate — De*lin e*ate, a. [L. delineatus, p. p. of delineare to delineate; de + lineare to draw, fr. linea line. See {Line}.] Delineated; portrayed. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Delineate — De*lin e*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delineated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delineating}.] 1. 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 delineate — 1 trace, outline, *sketch, diagram, draft, plot, blueprint Analogous words: describe, *relate: design, plan (see under PLAN n) 2 *represent, depict, portray, picture, limn Analogous words: see those at DELINEATE 1 …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 delineate — I verb adumbrare, block out, blueprint, circumscribe, construct a figure, contour, convey an impression of, define, depict, depingere, describe, describere, detail, determine, diagram, draft, draw, draw a picture, engrave, etch, figure, frame,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 delineate — 1550s, from L. delineatus, pp. of delineare to sketch out, from DE (Cf. de ) completely (see DE (Cf. de )) + lineare draw lines, from linea line (see LINE (Cf. line) (n.)). Related …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 delineate — [v] describe; outline characterize, chart, define, depict, detail, draft, draw, figure, lay out, limn, mark, plot, portray, represent, sketch out, trace; concepts 36,55,174 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 delineate — ► VERB ▪ describe or indicate precisely. DERIVATIVES delineation noun. ORIGIN Latin delineare to outline …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 delineate — [di lin′ē āt΄] vt. delineated, delineating [< L delineatus, pp. of delineare, to mark out, sketch < de , from + linea, LINE2] 1. to trace the outline of; sketch out 2. to draw; depict 3. to depict in words; describe delineation n.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 delineate — [[t]dɪlɪ̱nieɪt[/t]] delineates, delineating, delineated 1) VERB If you delineate something such as an idea or situation, you describe it or define it, often in a lot of detail. [FORMAL] [V n] Biography must to some extent delineate characters...… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 delineate — transitive verb ( eated; eating) Etymology: Latin delineatus, past participle of delineare, from de + linea line Date: 1559 1. a. to indicate or represent by drawn or painted lines b. to mark the outline of …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 delineate — UK [dɪˈlɪnɪeɪt] / US [dɪˈlɪnɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms delineate : present tense I/you/we/they delineate he/she/it delineates present participle delineating past tense delineated past participle delineated formal 1) to describe something …

    English dictionary

  • 12 delineate — delineable /di lin ee euh beuhl/, adj. /di lin ee ayt /, v.t., delineated, delineating. 1. to trace the outline of; sketch or trace in outline; represent pictorially: He delineated the state of Texas on the map with a red pencil. 2. to portray in …

    Universalium

  • 13 delineate — verb a) To sketch out, draw or trace an outline. b) To depict, represent with pictures …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 delineate — Synonyms and related words: block in, block out, brief, bring to life, cartoon, catch a likeness, chalk, chalk out, character, characterize, charcoal, chart, color, contour, copy, crayon, crosshatch, dash off, daub, define, depict, describe,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 delineate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. sketch, draw, limn, portray, outline, depict, describe. See plan, representation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. picture, portray, outline, describe; see describe , draw 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 delineate — de|lin|e|ate [dıˈlınieıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: delineatus, from linea line ] 1.) to describe or draw something carefully so that people can understand it ▪ The document delineates your rights and your obligations. 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 delineate — de|lin|e|ate [ dı lıni,eıt ] verb transitive 1. ) FORMAL to describe something very exactly 2. ) FORMAL to decide or show the exact limits of something 3. ) TECHNICAL to show a line or border, for example on a map …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 delineate — de·lin·e·ate || dɪ lɪnɪeɪt v. describe, draw, sketch …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 delineate —    To depict by drawing with a tool which leaves a linear trail behind the drawer s gesture. May also mean, more loosely, to describe. (pr. d? LIN ee AYT) …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 20 delineate — [dɪ lɪnɪeɪt] verb describe or indicate precisely. ↘trace the outline of (a border or boundary). Derivatives delineation eɪʃ(ə)n noun delineator noun Origin C16: from L. delineat , delineare to outline …

    English new terms dictionary