Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Delineate (Page: 386)

De*lin"e*ate (?), a. [L. delineatus, p. p. of delineare to delineate; de- + lineare to draw, fr. linea line. See Line.] Delineated; portrayed. [R.]


Delineate (Page: 386)

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.