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SKETCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sketch mean? 

SKETCH (noun)
  The noun SKETCH has 4 senses:

1. preliminary drawing for later elaboration
2. a brief literary description
3. short descriptive summary (of events)
4. a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine

  Familiarity information: SKETCH used as a noun is uncommon.


SKETCH (verb)
  The verb SKETCH has 2 senses:

1. make a sketch of
2. describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

  Familiarity information: SKETCH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SKETCH (noun)


Sense 1sketch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preliminary drawing for later elaboration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sketch; study

Context example:

he made several studies before starting to paint

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

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sketch"):

design (a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something)

draft; rough drawing (a preliminary sketch of a design or picture)

vignette (a small illustrative sketch (as sometimes placed at the beginning of chapters in books))


Sense 2sketch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brief literary description

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

vignette; sketch

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

description (the act of describing something)


Sense 3sketch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Short descriptive summary (of events)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

resume; survey; sketch

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

sum-up; summary (a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form)


Sense 4sketch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cartoon; sketch

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

humor; humour; wit; witticism; wittiness (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sketch"):

cartoon strip; comic strip; funnies; strip (a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book)

Holonyms ("sketch" is a part of...):

publication (a copy of a printed work offered for distribution)


SKETCH (verb)


Sense 1sketch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a sketch of

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

chalk out; sketch

Context example:

sketch the building

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

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

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2sketch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

adumbrate; outline; sketch

Context examples:

sketch the outline of the book / outline his ideas

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

depict; describe; draw (give a description of)

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

block out (indicate roughly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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