Synonyms of outline in English:

outline


See definition of outline

noun

1‘he could see the rectangular outline of the building’

SYNONYMS
silhouette, profile, figure, shape, contour, form, line, lineaments, delineation
configuration, perimeter, circumference, tracing, layout, framework, skeleton, diagram, sketch, artist's impression

2‘the statement gives an outline of public expenditure for each department’

SYNONYMS
rough idea, thumbnail sketch, rundown, quick rundown, abbreviated version, summary, synopsis, résumé, precis, abridgement, abstract, reduction, digest
epitome, essence, storyline, storyboard, main points, gist, bones, bare bones, skeleton, draft, plan, sketch, scheme

verb

1‘she could see the budgie outlined against the sky’

SYNONYMS
silhouette, define, demarcate, delimit, mark off
sketch, delineate, trace, pencil

2‘students can apply some of the techniques outlined in this chapter’

SYNONYMS
rough out, sketch out, block out, indicate, touch on, draft, give a thumbnail sketch of, give a rough idea of, give a quick rundown on, summarize, precis