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SILHOUETTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does silhouette mean? 

SILHOUETTE (noun)
  The noun SILHOUETTE has 2 senses:

1. an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)
2. a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color

  Familiarity information: SILHOUETTE used as a noun is rare.


SILHOUETTE (verb)
  The verb SILHOUETTE has 2 senses:

1. project on a background, such as a screen, like a silhouette
2. represent by a silhouette

  Familiarity information: SILHOUETTE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SILHOUETTE (noun)


Sense 1silhouette [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("silhouette" is a kind of...):

lineation; outline (the line that appears to bound an object)


Sense 2silhouette [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("silhouette" is a kind of...):

drawing (a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines)


SILHOUETTE (verb)


Sense 1silhouette [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Project on a background, such as a screen, like a silhouette

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

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

project (project on a screen)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2silhouette [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Represent by a silhouette

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

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

interpret; represent (create an image or likeness of)

Sentence frames:

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


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