- 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]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)In.1. drawing draft, outline, rough outline, diagram, blueprint, skeleton, design, plan, brief, synopsis, apercu, survey.2. skit act, scene, vignette.IIv.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.
English dictionary for students. 2013.