outline
noun.
the line that appears to bound an object
Synonym: lineation
noun.
a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
noun.
a schematic or preliminary plan
Synonym: schema, scheme
verb.
describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
sketch the outline of the book|outline his ideas
Synonym: adumbrate, sketch
verb.
draw up an outline or sketch for something
draft a speech
Synonym: draft
verb.
trace the shape of
Synonym: delineate, limn