Line and Outline


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Line verb – Make a mark or lines on a surface.
Outline is a synonym for line in contour topic. In some cases you can use "Outline" instead the word "Line" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like mark, border.
Nearby Words: lined, linear, lineup, lineage, lineal
Synonyms for Line


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Outline verb – To draw or make apparent the outline of.
Usage example: she carefully outlined the tree before she started drawing in the leaves

Line is a synonym for outline in contour topic. You can use "Line" instead the word "Outline" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as silhouette.
Nearby Words: outlined, outlining
Synonyms for Outline

How words are described

good good line good outline
full full line full outline
long long line long outline
similar similar line similar outline
Other adjectives: brief, original, popular, entire, real, hard, big, black, white, thin, blurred, general, yellow, funny, occasional, plotted, dotted.

Common collocations

scene line scene outline scene
campaign line campaign outline campaign
side line side outline side
points line points outline points

Both words in one sentence

  • Just For Fun / Disney's Anne Frank Disney Princess: Although not even considered for that line, Urban Legends still persist that one can see Anne's outline in some of The Merch.
  • Film / Speed High Concept: It doesn't come much higher-concept when you can have the villain outline the whole plot in one line of dialogue.
    Source: Film / Speed
  • Stat-O-Vision In dark areas, it shows terrain with a yellow line, and differentiates allies and enemies with a helpful green/red outline.
    Source: Stat-O-Vision
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