n. 梗概，大纲，提纲，草稿，要点，主要原则; 外形，轮廓，轮廓线，轮廓画法，略图（画法）
vt. 概述; 略述; 画轮廓，打草图，描略图
If you outline an idea or a plan, you explain it in a general way.
The mayor outlined his plan to clean up the town's image...
The methods outlined in this book are only suggestions.
An outline is a general explanation or description of something.
Following is an outline of the survey findings...
The proposals were given in outline by the Secretary of State.
You say that an object is outlined when you can see its general shape because there is light behind it.
The Ritz was outlined against the lights up there...
It was a beautiful sight outlined above the starry sky.
The outline of something is its general shape, especially when it cannot be clearly seen.
He could see only the hazy outline of the goalposts.
1. the line that appears to bound an object
2. a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
3. a schematic or preliminary plan
1. describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of;
2. draw up an outline or sketch for something;
3. trace the shape of
draft, outline, diagram, plot, sketch, blueprint
form, figure, shape, outline
summary, abstract, digest, outline, resume
Second chapter outline enterprise knowledge management strategy rationale and implementation knowledge management five big links.
Then after getting all the settings right complete the outline drawing by looking at the reference.
Use the Agenda list to outline topics and a timeline for your meeting.
He has only been able to trace out the outline of the plan, without any details.
Draw an outline before you fill in the details.