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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. preliminary drawing for later elaboration;
- Example: "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]

VERB (2)

1. make a sketch of;
- Example: "sketch the building"
[syn: sketch, chalk out]

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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sketch \Sketch\, v. t. [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. [1913 Webster] 2. To plan or describe by giving the principal points or ideas of. [1913 Webster] Syn: To delineate; design; draught; depict. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sketch \Sketch\, n. [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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sketch \Sketch\, v. i. To make sketches, as of landscapes. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sketch n 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] v 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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