outline-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: describe the main points or features of

He outlined the current costs and low technology of pharmaceutical manufacturing.
He outlined several reasons for this decline.
I always outline my term papers before starting to write.

VerbNet: transfer_mesg-37.1.1
FrameNet: Summarizing
PropBank: outline.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: trace the shape or outer edge of

Hank outlined the letters in green.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3