Out·line, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Outlined p. pr. & vb. n. Outlining.]
1. To draw the outline of.
2. Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; to create a general framework of (a plan, system, discourse, course of thought), for which the details need to be added; as, to outline an argument or a campaign.
adj : showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary; "hills
defined against the evening sky"; "the setting sun
showed the outlined figure of a man standing on the
hill" [syn: defined]