sketch

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. draw, outline, block out, rough in; state briefly; draft, chart, map. See representation, form, painting, plan.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A drawing or plan]
Syn. portrayal, picture, draft, design, outline, adumbration, form, shape, delineation, drawing, representation, painting, skeleton, figure, figuration, configuration, depiction, illustration, copy, likeness, croquis (French), fashion plate, rough sketch, preliminary sketch, tentative sketch; see also picture 3 , plan 1 .
2. [A description or plan]
Syn. summary, survey, outline, draft; see description 1 , plan 1 , 2 .
v.
1. [To draw]
Syn. paint, describe, depict; see draw 2 .
2. [To plan]
Syn. outline, chart, draft; see plan 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. drawing draft, outline, rough outline, diagram, blueprint, skeleton, design, plan, brief, synopsis, apercu, survey.
2. skit act, scene, vignette.
II
v.
draw, draft, outline, rough out, diagram, scratch out, block out, design, plot out.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A preliminary plan or version, as of a written work: draft, outline, rough, skeleton. See PLANNED, WORDS. 2. A short theatrical piece within a larger production: act, skit. See PERFORMING ARTS. II verb To draw up a preliminary plan or version of: adumbrate, block in (or out), draft, outline, rough in (or out). See PLANNED.

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  • sketch´er — sketch «skehch», noun, verb. –n. 1. a rough, quickly done drawing, painting, clay model, or design: »The artist made many sketches in pencil before painting the portrait. 2. an outline; plan: »Give me a sketch of his career. SYNONYM(S): draft,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sketch — Sm Darbietung einer pointierten Kurzszene erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. sketch, eigentlich Entwurf, Studie , dieses wohl aus nndl. schets Entwurf , aus it. schizzo, eigentlich Spritzer , für das man lautnachahmenden Ursprung… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • sketch — sketch·er; sketch·i·ly; sketch·i·ness; sketch; …   English syllables

  • sketch|y — «SKEHCH ee», adjective, sketch|i|er, sketch|i|est. 1. like a sketch; having or giving only outlines or main features. 2. Figurative. incomplete; done very roughly; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sketch — Sketch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sketched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sketching}.] [Cf D. schetsen, It. schizzare. See {Sketch}, n.] 1. To draw the outline or chief features of; to make a rought of. [1913 Webster] 2. To plan or describe by giving the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sketch — [skech] n. [earlier schitz < Du schets < It schizzo < L schedium, extempore poem < Gr schedios, extempore, sudden < schein, to hold: see SCHEME] 1. a simple, rough drawing or design, done rapidly and without much detail 2. a brief… …   English World dictionary

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