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Definition of 'sketch'

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  1. preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint"
       Synonyms: study
  2. a brief literary description
       Synonyms: vignette
  3. short descriptive summary (of events)
       Synonyms: survey resume
  4. a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
       Synonyms: cartoon


  1. make a sketch of; "sketch the building"
       Synonyms: chalk out
  2. describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas"
       Synonyms: outline adumbrate

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