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May has already outlined plans to help with the first new grammar schools for decades. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tomorrow she will outline plans, including increased staffing, to tackle prison safety and reform. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The outline manifesto also includes a commitment to abolish university tuition fees and a new lifelong'national education service '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has promised to outline plans to revive the chain's fortunes when he delivers a comprehensive review in November. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can see the rough outlines, and we had some original diaries to help paint a picture, but it has slowly been reclaimed by nature. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the past, the ability to deliver the kinds of approaches outlined above would have been well beyond the reach of most service organisations and particularly SMEs. Computing (2010) Draw round outlines on thin card then cut out. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This theory outlines criteria that are important when deciding which assets are worth buying. Mishkin, Frederic S. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)The report also outlined plans to tackle online music and film piracy with a new agency. The Sun (2009)The pattern of change for home ownership outlined in this book has been one of fragmentation. Forrest, Ray & Murie, Alan & Williams, Peter Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)They will be afforded time to outline how they plan to put it right. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We put to them the main points of the story outlined above. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They have their first steps outlined for them. Christianity Today (2000)This chapter outlines the main financial reports included in the annual report and accounts of a business. Harrison, John Finance for the Non-Financial Manager (1989)The outlines are clearly visible about three feet below the earth in what is now open countryside. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The outline had become something of a limitation more than it was a support. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Detectives are also expected to outline a new theory in the case. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In this respect, the relaxation methods already outlined could be seen as forms of meditation. Chaitow, Leon The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988) Draw around the outline and then fill softer part of the lip, and add a hot hue. The Sun (2014)The growth and borrowing figures outlined yesterday showed that there is still a very long, hard road ahead of us. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He then correctly sketches the outline of the light bulb I drew. The Sun (2013)For the final, the teams were required to film a short video outlining their concept and prepare a technical poster for presentation to the judges. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In early 1986, the government made public the general outline of the new procedure. Bramwell, Anna C Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)

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Translations for 'outline'

British English: outline /ˈaʊtˌlaɪn/ NOUN
An outline is a general explanation or description of something.
Following is an outline of the survey findings.
  • American English: outline
  • Arabic: تَلْخِيصٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esboço
  • Chinese: 大纲
  • Croatian: obris
  • Czech: nástin
  • Danish: skitse
  • Dutch: schets
  • European Spanish: descripción general
  • Finnish: yleiskuva
  • French: aperçu
  • German: Umriss
  • Greek: περίγραμμα
  • Italian: profilo
  • Japanese: 概要
  • Korean: 개요
  • Norwegian: omriss
  • Polish: zarys
  • European Portuguese: esboço
  • Romanian: rezumat
  • Russian: план
  • Spanish: contorno
  • Swedish: sammanfattning
  • Thai: คำอธิบายอย่างคร่าวๆ
  • Turkish: özet
  • Ukrainian: схема
  • Vietnamese: đề cương
British English: outline VERB
If you outline an idea or a plan, you explain it in a general way.
The mayor outlined his plan to clean up the town's image.
  • American English: outline
  • Brazilian Portuguese: traçar
  • Chinese: 概述
  • European Spanish: esbozar
  • French: exposer à grands traits
  • German: umreißen
  • Italian: descrivere a grandi linee
  • Japanese: 概要を説明する
  • Korean: 개요를 말하다
  • European Portuguese: traçar
  • Spanish: esbozar


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