outline
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shape)
a. el contorno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He's going to make sure the door fits the outline of the frame.Va a comprobar que la puerta encaja con el contorno del marco.
b. la silueta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The outline of a horse could be seen on the hill.En la colina se veía la silueta de un caballo.
c. el perfil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The drawing is a simple outline of his mother's face.El dibujo es un sencillo perfil del rostro de su madre.
2. (drawing)
a. el esbozo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This is an outline of a building he never got to build.Este es un esbozo de un edificio que nunca llegó a construir.
b. el bosquejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This is just an outline of what the sculpture might look like.Esto es solo un bosquejo de cómo podría verse la escultura.
c. el boceto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I've drawn an outline of the first prototype.He dibujado un boceto del primer prototipo.
3. (summary)
a. el resumen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This outline encompasses the ideas I present in the article.Este resumen abarca las ideas que presento en el artículo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to sketch)
a. esbozar
She'll outline a picture of an animal, and the kids will have to add the details.Ella esbozará el dibujo de un animal y los niños tendrán que añadir los detalles.
b. perfilar
The protesters outlined a triangle in the center of the park.Los manifestantes perfilaron un triángulo en el centro del parque.
5. (to summarize)
a. resumir
Now I'd like to outline our strategy for the election.Ahora me gustaría resumir nuestra estrategia para las elecciones.
b. explicar a grandes rasgos
I'll outline our expectations so that everyone knows what to do.Explicaré a grandes rasgos nuestras expectativas para que todos sepan lo que tienen que hacer.
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outline
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shape)
a. el silueta f, contorno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (drawing)
a. el esbozo m, bosquejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (of play, novel)
a. el resumen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (of plan, policy)
a. la líneas maestras
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
a rough outlineun esomebodyozo, una idea aproximada
in outlinea grandes rasgos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (shape)
a. perfilar
6. (plot of novel)
a. resumir
7. (plan, policy)
a. exponer a grandes rasgos
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outline [ˈaʊtlaɪn]
noun
1 (shape) contorno (m); perfil (m)
line showing shape of sth he drew the outline of the house I could just make out the outline of his face he could see only the hazy outline of the goalposts he could see the outline of the ancient wood on the hill when I opened my eyes the filmy outline of a man appeared in the dim light she saw only the outline of them both seated on the sofa he sketched a rough outline of her face before the body is removed, the police make an outline of the position of the victim
2 (draft) [of book, film, plan, theory] esbozo (m); boceto (m); (summary) [of events, facts] resumen (m)
I've drawn up the outline of the book he came to me with an outline for a new film his earliest outline of the theory, drawn up in 1839 the programme gives you an outline of the plot an outline of the survey's findings it is worth sketching a rough outline of events, for this invasion altered the course of history it is impossible to give more than an outline of the facts in relation to allergy only a bare outline of the main provisions of the Act can be given here "Marxist political economy: an outline"
parliament gave outline approval to the new law el parlamento aprobó en principio el nuevo proyecto de ley
give me the [broad] [general] [main] outline(s)
I'll give you the broad or general outline of what we mean to do te voy a explicar a grandes rasgos lo que pensamos hacer; te voy a resumir lo que pensamos hacer
the proposals have been agreed in outline
in outline, the story goes like this en resumen, la historia es así
in [broad] outline in broad outline the plan is as follows they are all very much alike, in broad outline at least in broad outline, Professor Fish's position is nothing new a [rough] outline of an article
transitive verb
1 (sketch) esbozar; bosquejar; (silhouette) perfilar
the mountain was outlined against the sky la montaña se perfilaba or recortaba contra el cielo; she outlines her eyes with a dark pencil se perfila los ojos con un lápiz de ojos oscuro
the Ritz was outlined against the lights up there he had outlined a flower motif on a sheet of paper the building was outlined in the distance to be outlined [against] sth
2 (summarize) [+policy, situation, plan] resumir; explicar a grandes rasgos
to outline the situation a document outlining the terms of the agreement let me outline the scheme for you she outlined for us the qualities of a good manager the methods outlined in this book are only suggestions the mayor outlined his plan to clean up the town's image the company issued a statement outlining its plans she was going to sit down again with her son and outline her expectations of him it would certainly help if you were to outline the case you intend to raise in the first part of the chapter we shall briefly outline the normal process of language development it would be useful to outline some options for future development the document in which prosecutors outline their case in full send me a memo outlining your views
modifier
Bush hailed the outline agreement as a major step forward in the peace process the outline agreement gives both Nato and the Warsaw Pact 20,000 tanks in Europe congressional negotiators finally reached an outline agreement yesterday on tax increases
outline drawing (n) esbozo (m); bosquejo (m)
an outline history of the trade union movement
outline planning permission (n) (Britain) (for building) permiso (m) provisional de obras
the community owns the land and has an outline planning permission for a community centre never buy a site without getting outline planning permission outline planning permission has been granted French aid worth 5bn francs, together with an outline programme of scientific and industrial co-operation
outline sketch (n)
Imperial Airways had issued in 1929 an outline specification for an airliner to operate their African services
outline drawing See culture box in entry outline.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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