Definition for DE-LIN'E-ATE

DE-LIN'E-ATE, v.t. [L. delineo; de and lineo, from linea, a line.]

  1. To draw the lines which exhibit the form of a thing; to mark out with lines; to make a draught; to sketch or design; as, to delineate the form of the earth, or a diagram.
  2. To paint; to represent in a picture; to draw a likeness of; as, to delineate Nestor like Adonis, or Time with Absalom's head. – Brown.
  3. Figuratively, to describe; to represent to the mind or understanding; to exhibit a likeness in words; as, to delineate the character of Newton, or the virtue of Aristides.

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