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DELINEATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does delineate mean? 

DELINEATE (adjective)
  The adjective DELINEATE has 1 sense:

1. represented accurately or precisely

  Familiarity information: DELINEATE used as an adjective is very rare.


DELINEATE (verb)
  The verb DELINEATE has 5 senses:

1. show the form or outline of
2. determine the essential quality of
3. trace the shape of
4. make a mark or lines on a surface
5. describe in vivid detail

  Familiarity information: DELINEATE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DELINEATE (adjective)


Sense 1delineate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Represented accurately or precisely

Synonyms:

delineate; delineated; represented

Similar:

depicted; pictured; portrayed (represented graphically by sketch or design or lines)

described (represented in words especially with sharpness and detail)

diagrammatic; diagrammatical (shown or represented by diagrams)


DELINEATE (verb)


Sense 1delineate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Show the form or outline of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

delineate; define

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "delineate" is one way to...):

show (make visible or noticeable)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2delineate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Determine the essential quality of

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

delimit; delimitate; specify; delineate; define

Hypernyms (to "delineate" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "delineate"):

determine (fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property)

redefine (give a new or different definition to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3delineate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Trace the shape of

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

limn; outline; delineate

Hypernyms (to "delineate" is one way to...):

draw (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "delineate"):

lipstick (form by tracing with lipstick)

contour (form the contours of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4delineate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a mark or lines on a surface

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

trace; draw; line; delineate; describe

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "delineate" is one way to...):

mark (make or leave a mark on)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "delineate"):

construct (draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions)

inscribe (draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible)

circumscribe (draw a line around)

circumscribe (to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect)

write (mark or trace on a surface)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 5delineate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Describe in vivid detail

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "delineate" is one way to...):

depict; describe; draw (give a description of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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