4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sketch \Sketch\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Sketched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sketching}.] [Cf D. schetsen, It. schizzare. See {Sketch}, n.]

1. To draw the outline or chief features of; to make a rought of.

2. To plan or describe by giving the principal points or ideas of.

Syn: To delineate; design; draught; depict.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sketch \Sketch\, noun [D. schets, fr. It. schizzo a sketch, a splash (whence also F. esquisse; cf. {Esquisse}.); cf. It. schizzare to splash, to sketch.] An outline or general delineation of anything; a first rough or incomplete draught or plan of any design; especially, in the fine arts, such a representation of an object or scene as serves the artist's purpose by recording its chief features; also, a preliminary study for an original work.

Syn: Outline; delineation; draught; plan; design.

Usage: {Sketch}, {Outline}, {Delineation}. An outline gives only the bounding lines of some scene or picture. A sketch fills up the outline in part, giving broad touches, by which an imperfect idea may be conveyed. A delineation goes further, carrying out the more striking features of the picture, and going so much into detail as to furnish a clear conception of the whole. Figuratively, we may speak of the outlines of a plan, of a work, of a project, etc., which serve as a basis on which the subordinate parts are formed, or of sketches of countries, characters, manners, etc., which give us a general idea of the things described. --Crabb.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sketch \Sketch\, verb (used without an object) To make sketches, as of landscapes.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint" [syn: {sketch}, {study}]

2: a brief literary description [syn: {sketch}, {vignette}]

3: short descriptive summary (of events) [syn: {sketch}, {survey}, {resume}]

4: a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine [syn: {cartoon}, {sketch}]


1: make a sketch of; "sketch the building" [syn: {sketch}, {chalk out}]

2: describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas" [syn: {sketch}, {outline}, {adumbrate}]

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