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Meaning of DELINEATE

Pronunciation:  di'linee`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  represented accurately or precisely
  2. [v]  describe in vivid detail
  3. [v]  make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  4. [v]  trace the shape of
  5. [v]  determine the essential quality of
  6. [v]  delineate the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"

DELINEATE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: define, delimit, delimitate, delineated, depicted, describe, described, diagrammatic, diagrammatical, draw, drawn, limn, line, outline, outline, painted, pictured, portrayed, represented, specify, trace
 Antonyms: undelineated
 See Also: be, circumscribe, construct, contour, depict, describe, determine, draw, draw, inscribe, lipstick, mark, redefine, show, write



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*lin"e*ate\, a. [L. delineatus, p. p. of delineare
    to delineate; de- + lineare to draw, fr. linea line. See
    Delineated; portrayed. [R.]
  2. \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, to
       represent in lines, as with the pen, pencil, or graver;
       hence, to represent with accuracy and minuteness. See
             Adventurous to delineate nature's form. --Akenside.
    2. To portray to the mind or understanding by words; to set
       forth; to describe.
             Customs or habits delineated with great accuracy.
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