Translation of outline in Spanish:


contorno, n.

Pronunciation /ˈaʊtˌlaɪn//ˈaʊtlʌɪn/


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    • 1.1(contour)

      contorno masculine
      before noun outline sketch bosquejo masculine
      • He said the aerial photography team had been able to spot the outline of the camps because of the soil condition, which meant the shapes were visible from the air, but not from ground level.
      • Also, while working on the plane we spotted the outline of a bell under a coat of paint on the nacelle.
      • I wrote one sentence over the whole surface of the green form, in big black letters with silver outlines and emphasisers.
      • The cone shape of the limpet can be visualised lying on its side to form the outline of the cuttlefish body, but it takes a lot of imagination.
      • The familiar skyline is superimposed with the outline of two figures in an intimate embrace.
      • Proportion we say is these outlines and contours positioned in proportion in their places.
      • The common female pictogram usually appears on women's restrooms, and the figure typically has the outline of a skirt.
      • After chasing the black cat, I spend an hour wandering the mossy field where the outlines of a dozen warehouses remain.
      • And the next shot is exactly that of a languid, exquisitely shaped flower which picks up and repeats the outline of the bound foot.
      • In plan-form the dune has an irregular outline but the eastern margin is more complex and irregular than the western edge.
      • The ductal structures showed an irregular outline with infoldings of the glands.
      • At yards and terminals, thin lines are used to indicate the outlines of the limit of trackage.
      • On the north side of the building, the extension has reached first-floor level and the outline of the windows can be seen.
      • The sun was just rising and I could see its outline against the sky line about 1000 feet in altitude.
      • The first artistic act, according to legend, was the tracing of the outline of a human shadow in ancient Egypt (or, by some accounts, ancient Corinth).
      • Punch holes in the outline of each letter about one inch apart.
      • Picasso learned from Cezanne that the outlines of landscapes and bodies can be broken up and that the hidden, intuitive facets of perspective objects can be shown.
      • This datolite conforms to the outline of the vesicles, and the rim or rinds of the masses are semismooth and usually coated with a dark green to black chloritic mineral.
      • The pro teams are ghost sides, their outline only faintly discernible, manufactured solely to advance the national squad.
      • It was bent at a strange angle and the outline of bone was evident, protruding to the point of almost breaking through the skin.

    • 1.2(shape)

      perfil masculine

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    make an outline of the article before you start writing haz un esquema del artículo antes de empezar a escribir
    • a brief outline of events so far un breve resumen de lo sucedido hasta ahora
    • here, in broad outline, is the plan a grandes rasgos / en líneas generales, el plan es el siguiente
    • before noun the project has received outline approval el proyecto ha sido aprobado en principio
    • outline plan plano preliminar

transitive verb

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    (shape) bosquejar
    (map) trazar
    the trees stood outlined against the sky el perfil de los árboles se recortaba contra el cielo
    • eyes can be outlined with blue eyeliner el contorno de los ojos puede acentuarse con delineador azul
    • They started putting masking tape on the floor to outline the shapes of machines.
    • My headset outlines a dim humanoid shape that I would not normally be able to have seen.
    • Once both coats have dried, carefully outline the edges of the door with your trim material (we glued on a gold border).
    • Use a black marker to outline the shape and to write scientific or mathematical equations on the bag.
    • Both band and bib were beaded, although the main design was usually on the bib, which in many cases was cut into eccentric shapes to outline the beaded design.
    • The students were asked to outline a shape they thought looked like them, and which shape they would like to look like.
    • Her eyes were outlined in thick black eyeliner, contrasting sharply with her pale skin.
    • The strings are placed in such a way so as to outline the edge of the two intersecting border rows.
    • The wind whipped at her skirt pulling the material taut across her calves and thighs, outlining her shape as the marble of a statue.
    • Natural wood caps the glass and outlines the top edge of the walls to make the room seem bigger than its square footage.
    • She had pale skin, and her eyes were outlined very thickly in eyeliner.
    • The sky was red, red tinged with oranges and gold and purples and a faint hint of yellow outlining the sun's edge as it blurred into the landscape.
    • A dark black wolf was standing there, outlined against the sky.
    • The links to the useful posts were formerly in the area outlined in red.
    • At the very top was a ruined building, outlined against the fading sky.
    • To make your lips look fuller, outline the shape with a soft pencil in the same colour tone as your lipstick.
    • These two sheets were pasted together by outlining the back edge of the drawn fish with glue.
    • His hair was usually kept low cut and hence it would outline the shape of his head well.
    • The noise was Paula opening the door, blue dawn light outlining the frayed edges of her hair.
    • A few students decided to outline their shape as well.
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    (situation/plan) esbozar
    (situation/plan) explicar resumidamente
    (situation/plan) dar una idea general de
    • Could you briefly outline your thoughts on these issues for me?
    • The letter outlines the number of issues concentrated on over the years, many of which have come to a successful conclusion.
    • We issued a report outlining the problem and made recommendations on how to solve it.
    • He sent a flurry of memoranda to Johnson in May and June outlining the issues and his intended actions.
    • General field methods are described in detail elsewhere and only briefly outlined here.
    • Commendably, Iceland have clearly outlined their turnaround plans.
    • A report outlining the proposals went to members of the city council's heritage and museum committees this month.
    • Where, asked counsel, were the documents outlining how the government planned to " manage " that risk?
    • There are a number of reasons for this as outlined earlier in this bulletin.
    • I briefly outlined how I thought we might proceed over the next few days and then we broke.
    • Further details are likely to be outlined at the public meeting on Sunday.
    • Delegates said a statement will be issued later outlining the results of the meetings.
    • He also outlined what was needed to obtain objectives and win the battle.
    • A leaflet outlining the details of both residents and staff has been circulated to other care homes in the region.
    • At the start of each day, a semi-official guide is issued outlining the expected order of business.
    • There has also been suggestion that he may issue a statement outlining the purpose of the visit, if he decides to go ahead.
    • The limitations are those that are considerably exercised in law, and which are clearly outlined here.
    • Brochures outlining the camps are available in the centre and from local primary schools.
    • It would be completely stupid not to take into account the issues which have been outlined.
    • One report outlined why a statewide plan is necessary.