De*lin"e*ate (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Delineated; p. pr. & vb. n.
Delineating.] 1. To indicate by lines
drawn in the form or figure of; to represent by sketch, design, or
diagram; to sketch out; to portray; to picture; in drawing and
engraving, to represent in lines, as with the pen, pencil, or graver;
hence, to represent with accuracy and minuteness. See
Adventurous to delineate nature's
2. To portray to the mind or understanding by
words; to set forth; to describe.
Customs or habits delineated with great
De*lin"e*ate (?), a. [L.
delineatus, p. p. of delineare to delineate; de-
+ lineare to draw, fr. linea line. See Line.]
Delineated; portrayed. [R.]