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Definition of 'delineate'


  1. show the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"
       Synonyms: define
  2. determine the essential quality of
       Synonyms: specify define delimit delimitate
  3. trace the shape of
       Synonyms: limn outline
  4. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
       Synonyms: trace draw line describe
  5. describe in vivid detail


  1. represented accurately or precisely
       Synonyms: delineated represented
       Antonyms: undelineated

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