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sketch

 (skĕch)
n.
1. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
2. A brief general account or presentation; an outline.
3.
a. A brief, light, or informal literary composition, such as an essay or a short story.
b. Music A brief composition, especially for the piano.
c. A short, often satirical scene or play in a revue or variety show; a skit.
4. Informal An amusing person.
v. sketched, sketch·ing, sketch·es
v.tr.
To make a sketch of; outline.
v.intr.
To make a sketch.

[Dutch schets, from Italian schizzo, from schizzare, to splash, of imitative origin.]

sketch′er n.

sketch

(skɛtʃ)
n
1. (Art Terms) a rapid drawing or painting, often a study for subsequent elaboration
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a brief usually descriptive and informal essay or other literary composition
3. (Theatre) a short play, often comic, forming part of a revue
4. (Music, other) a short evocative piece of instrumental music, esp for piano
5. any brief outline
vb
6. (Art Terms) to make a rough drawing (of)
7. (often foll by: out) to make a brief description of
[C17: from Dutch schets, via Italian from Latin schedius hastily made, from Greek skhedios unprepared]
ˈsketchable adj
ˈsketcher n

sketch

(skɛtʃ)

n.
1. a simply or hastily executed drawing or painting, esp. a preliminary one, giving the essential features without the details.
2. a rough design, plan, or draft, as of a book.
3. a brief or hasty outline of facts, occurrences, etc.
4. a short piece of writing, usu. descriptive.
5. a short comic piece or routine or a brief dramatic scene.
v.t.
6. to make a sketch of.
7. to set forth in a brief or general account.
v.i.
8. to make a sketch or sketches.
[1660–70; < Dutch schets (n.) « Italian schizzo < Latin schedium extemporaneous poem, n. use of neuter of schedius extempore < Greek schédios]
sketch′a•ble, adj.
sketch′er, n.

sketch


Past participle: sketched
Gerund: sketching

Imperative
sketch
sketch
Present
I sketch
you sketch
he/she/it sketches
we sketch
you sketch
they sketch
Preterite
I sketched
you sketched
he/she/it sketched
we sketched
you sketched
they sketched
Present Continuous
I am sketching
you are sketching
he/she/it is sketching
we are sketching
you are sketching
they are sketching
Present Perfect
I have sketched
you have sketched
he/she/it has sketched
we have sketched
you have sketched
they have sketched
Past Continuous
I was sketching
you were sketching
he/she/it was sketching
we were sketching
you were sketching
they were sketching
Past Perfect
I had sketched
you had sketched
he/she/it had sketched
we had sketched
you had sketched
they had sketched
Future
I will sketch
you will sketch
he/she/it will sketch
we will sketch
you will sketch
they will sketch
Future Perfect
I will have sketched
you will have sketched
he/she/it will have sketched
we will have sketched
you will have sketched
they will have sketched
Future Continuous
I will be sketching
you will be sketching
he/she/it will be sketching
we will be sketching
you will be sketching
they will be sketching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sketching
you have been sketching
he/she/it has been sketching
we have been sketching
you have been sketching
they have been sketching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sketching
you will have been sketching
he/she/it will have been sketching
we will have been sketching
you will have been sketching
they will have been sketching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sketching
you had been sketching
he/she/it had been sketching
we had been sketching
you had been sketching
they had been sketching
Conditional
I would sketch
you would sketch
he/she/it would sketch
we would sketch
you would sketch
they would sketch
Past Conditional
I would have sketched
you would have sketched
he/she/it would have sketched
we would have sketched
you would have sketched
they would have sketched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sketch - preliminary drawing for later elaborationsketch - preliminary drawing for later elaboration; "he made several studies before starting to paint"
design - a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something; "the design of a building"
rough drawing, draft - a preliminary sketch of a design or picture
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
vignette - a small illustrative sketch (as sometimes placed at the beginning of chapters in books)
2.sketch - a brief literary description
description - the act of describing something
3.sketch - short descriptive summary (of events)sketch - short descriptive summary (of events)
summary, sum-up - a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
4.sketch - a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazinesketch - a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
cartoon strip, comic strip, funnies, strip - a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
Verb1.sketch - make a sketch of; "sketch the building"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
2.sketch - describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary ofsketch - describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; "sketch the outline of the book"; "outline his ideas"
describe, depict, draw - give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
block out - indicate roughly; "We sketched out our plan"

sketch

noun
1. drawing, design, representation, draft, delineation a sketch of a soldier
2. draft, outline, framework, plan, frame, rough, skeleton, blueprint, layout, lineament(s) I had a basic sketch of a plan.
3. skit, piece, scene, turn, act, performance, item, routine, number a five-minute humorous sketch
verb
1. draw, paint, outline, represent, draft, portray, depict, delineate, rough out I sketched the scene with my pen and paper.
2. summarize, give a summary of, give a resume of, go through the main points of He sketched the story briefly.
sketch something out outline, describe, map out, plot, block out, give an idea of, rough out A settlement was sketched out at a meeting of Russian ministers.

sketch

noun
1. A preliminary plan or version, as of a written work:
2. A short theatrical piece within a larger production:
verb
To draw up a preliminary plan or version of:
adumbrate, block in (or out), draft, outline, rough in (or out).
Translations
رَسْم تَخْطيطيلَمْحَه موجَزَهمُخَطَّطمَشْهَد مَسْرَحييرسُم بصورةٍ تَخْطيطِيَّه
skicanačrtnoutnástinskečskicovat
skitseskitsereridssketch
luonnosluonnostellasketsiskitsi
skicaskiciratiskeč
karcolatrövid életrajzskiccel
ágriprissa; gera frumrissskissaskissa, skets, òátturteikna, skissa
スケッチスケッチを描く
스케치스케치하다
eskizų albumaspaviršutiniškaipiešti eskiząskečasškicas
aprakstsetīdepārstāstsskečsskice
skečskicaskicovať
skica
nacrtskica
skissskissera
ภาพร่างร่างภาพ
kabataslak resim yapmakkaralamakaralama yapmakkesimkısa tanım
bức phác họaphác họa

sketch

[sketʃ]
A. N
1. (= drawing) → dibujo m; (= preliminary drawing) → esbozo m, bosquejo m; (= rough drawing) → croquis m inv; (= plan) → borrador m, esquema m
2. (Theat) → sketch m
B. VT (gen) (= draw) → dibujar; [+ preliminary drawing, plan etc] → bosquejar, esbozar
C. VIhacer bosquejos
D. CPD sketch map Ncroquis m inv
sketch pad N = sketching pad
sketch in VT + ADV [+ details] → explicar
he sketched in the details for meme explicó los detalles

sketch

[ˈskɛtʃ]
n
(= drawing) → croquis m, esquisse f
(= brief description) [person, situation, incident] → description f
The first section is a brief sketch of the school's early history
BUT La première partie retrace brièvement les débuts de l'école.
(THEATRE, TV)sketch m
vt
(= draw) → esquisser, faire un croquis de, faire une esquisse de
(= outline) [+ situation] → brosser le tableau de; [+ incident] → décrire
sketch out
vt sep (= outline) [+ situation] → brosser le tableau de; [+ incident, plan] → décrire

sketch

n (Art, Liter) → Skizze f; (Mus) → Impression f; (Theat) → Sketch m; (= draft, design also)Entwurf m
vt (lit, fig)skizzieren

sketch

:
sketch block
nSkizzenblock m
sketchbook
nSkizzenbuch nt

sketch

[skɛtʃ]
1. n
a. (drawing) → schizzo, abbozzo (fig) (rough draft, of ideas, plan) → abbozzo, schema m; (description) → schizzo
b. (Theatre) → sketch m inv
2. vt (draw) → schizzare, abbozzare (fig) (ideas, plan) → abbozzare
to sketch a map for sb → fare una piantina per qn
sketch in vt + adv (details) → inserire, aggiungere
sketch out vt + adv (plan, situation) → descrivere a grandi linee

sketch

(sketʃ) noun
1. a rough plan, drawing or painting. He made several sketches before starting the portrait.
2. a short (written or spoken) account without many details. The book began with a sketch of the author's life.
3. a short play, dramatic scene etc. a comic sketch.
verb
1. to draw, describe, or plan without completing the details.
2. to make rough drawings, paintings etc. She sketches as a hobby.
ˈsketchy adjective
1. incompletely done or carried out. a sketchy search.
2. slight or incomplete. a sketchy knowledge of French.
ˈsketchily adverb
ˈsketchiness noun
ˈsketch-book noun
a book for drawing sketches in.

sketch

مُخَطَّط, يَضَعُ مُخَطَّطاً načrtnout, skica skitse, skitsere Skizze, skizzieren σκιτσάρω, σκίτσο bosquejar, bosquejo luonnos, luonnostella esquisse, esquisser skica, skicirati fare uno schizzo di, schizzo スケッチ, スケッチを描く 스케치, 스케치하다 schets, schetsen skisse, skissere naszkicować, szkic desenho, esboçar, esboço рисовать эскиз, эскиз skiss, skissera ภาพร่าง, ร่างภาพ karalama, karalama yapmak bức phác họa, phác họa 画素描, 素描
References in classic literature ?
As young readers like to know `how people look', we will take this moment to give them a little sketch of the four sisters, who sat knitting away in the twilight, while the December snow fell quietly without, and the fire crackled cheerfully within.
After surveying the sketch critically she drew a broad smudge of paint across its surface, and crumpled the paper between her hands.
With a brief sketch, therefore, of the circumstances amid which the foundation of the house was laid, and a rapid glimpse at its quaint exterior, as it grew black in the prevalent east wind,--pointing, too, here and there, at some spot of more verdant mossiness on its roof and walls,--we shall commence the real action of our tale at an epoch not very remote from the present day.
It will be seen, likewise, that this Custom-House sketch has a certain propriety, of a kind always recognised in literature, as explaining how a large portion of the following pages came into my possession, and as offering proofs of the authenticity of a narrative therein contained.
Eliza, such as we have described her, is not a fancy sketch, but taken from remembrance, as we saw her, years ago, in Kentucky.
By and by I made another diversion, and beguiled her to sketch her story.
It was brought to me after the room was cleared, and I will now make a "life-size" sketch of it by tracing a line around it with my pen, to show the width of the weapon.
The school teacher and the minister at Temperance had tried and failed; the young artist who came for the summer to sketch the red barn, the ruined mill, and the bridge ended by giving up all these local beauties and devoting herself to the face of a child,--a small, plain face illuminated by a pair of eyes carrying such messages, such suggestions, such hints of sleeping power and insight, that one never tired of looking into their shining depths, nor of fancying that what one saw there was the reflection of one's own thought.
The sitting was altogether very satisfactory; she was quite enough pleased with the first day's sketch to wish to go on.
Jennings was in hopes, by this vigorous sketch of their future ennui, to provoke him to make that offer, which might give himself an escape from it;-- and if so, she had soon afterwards good reason to think her object gained; for, on Elinor's moving to the window to take more expeditiously the dimensions of a print, which she was going to copy for her friend, he followed her to it with a look of particular meaning, and conversed with her there for several minutes.
He deliberately scrutinised each sketch and painting.
My master, perceiving that she would not take his word for her uncle-in-law's evil disposition, gave a hasty sketch of his conduct to Isabella, and the manner in which Wuthering Heights became his property.