Delineate

Definition of Delineate

De`lin´e`ate
a.1.Delineated; portrayed.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Delineated; p. pr. & vb. n. Delineating.]
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.

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