bare outline


bare outline
a short description; a few words giving only the most important facts (also (the) bare bones)

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  • outline — [n1] plan, sketch bare facts*, blueprint, diagram, draft, drawing, floor plan, frame, framework, ground plan, layout, main features, recapitulation, résumé, rough draft, rough idea, rundown, skeleton, summary, synopsis, thumbnail sketch*,… …   New thesaurus

  • outline — I n. 1) to draw up, make an outline 2) a bare; broad, general; rough outline 3) in outline (to draw in outline; to present a project in broad outline) II v. 1) (B) they outlined the project to us 2) (d; tr.) to outline against (the ship was… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • outline — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 line that shows the shape/outside edge of sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ clear, sharp ▪ The sharp outline of the island had become blurred. ▪ dim, faint, vague …   Collocations dictionary

  • bare — 1 adjective 1 WITHOUT CLOTHES not covered by clothes: Jonathan s bare feet made no sound in the soft sand. 2 LAND/TREES not covered by trees or grass, or not having any leaves: a bare hillside 3 ROOMS empty, not covered by anything, or not having …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • outline */*/ — I UK [ˈaʊtlaɪn] / US [ˈaʊtˌlaɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms outline : present tense I/you/we/they outline he/she/it outlines present participle outlining past tense outlined past participle outlined 1) to give the main ideas of a plan or a… …   English dictionary

  • Bare king — In chess and related games, a bare king (could be called a lone king for one of the players) is a situation in which one player has only the king left on the board, while that player s fifteen other pieces have been captured. In some old versions …   Wikipedia

  • outline — [ˈaʊtlaɪn] verb [T] I 1) to give the main ideas of a plan or a piece of writing The document outlines our company s recycling policy.[/ex] 2) to draw a line around the edge of something II noun [C] outline */[ˈaʊtlaɪn] 1) an explanation that… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bare — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Bare is used with these nouns as the object: ↑claw, ↑fang, ↑soul, ↑tooth {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. VERBS ▪ be, look ▪ remain …   Collocations dictionary

  • Outline of birds — House Sparrow, Passer domesticus The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to birds: Birds (class Aves) – winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm blooded), egg laying, vertebrate animals. There are around 10,000 living… …   Wikipedia

  • Outline of chess — A game of chess, in the starting position. See also: Glossary of chess and Index of chess articles The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to chess: Chess – two player board game played on a chessboard, a square …   Wikipedia