Definitions for: Delineate


[adj] represented accurately or precisely
[v] describe in vivid detail
[v] make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
[v] trace the shape of
[v] determine the essential quality of
[v] delineate the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"



Webster (1913) Definition: De*lin"e*ate, a. [L. delineatus, p. p. of delineare
to delineate; de- + lineare to draw, fr. linea line. See
Line.]
Delineated; portrayed. [R.]


De*lin"e*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delineated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Delineating.]
1. To indicate by lines drawn in the form or figure of; to
represent by sketch, design, or diagram; to sketch out; to
portray; to picture; in drawing and engraving, to
represent in lines, as with the pen, pencil, or graver;
hence, to represent with accuracy and minuteness. See
Delineation.

Adventurous to delineate nature's form. --Akenside.

2. To portray to the mind or understanding by words; to set
forth; to describe.

Customs or habits delineated with great accuracy.
--Walpole.

Synonyms: define, delimit, delimitate, delineated, depicted, describe, described, diagrammatic, diagrammatical, draw, drawn, limn, line, outline, outline, painted, pictured, portrayed, represented, specify, trace

Antonyms: undelineated

See Also: be, circumscribe, construct, contour, depict, describe, determine, draw, draw, inscribe, lipstick, mark, redefine, show, write

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