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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. trace the shape of;
[syn: delineate, limn, outline]

2. make a portrait of;
- Example: "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
[syn: portray, depict, limn]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Limn \Limn\ (l[i^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limned (l[i^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Limning (l[i^]m"n[i^]ng or l[i^]m"[i^]ng).] [OE. limnen, fr. luminen, for enluminen, F. enluminer to illuminate, to limn, LL. illuminare to paint. [root]122. See Illuminate, Luminous.] 1. To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush. [1913 Webster] Let a painter carelessly limn out a million of faces, and you shall find them all different. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To picture in words; to describe in graphic terms. [PJC] 3. To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

limn v 1: trace the shape of [syn: delineate, limn, outline] 2: make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba" [syn: portray, depict, limn]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "limn": bring to life, cartoon, catch a likeness, chalk, character, characterize, charcoal, chart, color, contour, copy, crayon, crosshatch, dash off, daub, delineate, depict, describe, design, diagram, doodle, draft, draw, evoke, express, give words to, hatch, hit off, image, interpret, map, notate, outline, paint, paint a picture, pencil, picture, picturize, portray, print, profile, register, render, represent, rub, schematize, scratch, scumble, set forth, shade, silhouette, sketch, stencil, symbolize, take a rubbing, tint, trace, trace out, trace over, write