De·lin·e·ate a. 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.
adj : represented accurately or precisely [syn: delineated, represented]
v 1: delineate the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly
defined by the light"; "The camera could define the
smallest object" [syn: define]
2: determine the essential quality of [syn: specify, define,
3: trace the shape of [syn: limn, outline]
4: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the
outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: trace, draw, line,
5: describe in vivid detail