Delineament to Delphin

(De*lin"e*a*ment) . [See Delineate.] Delineation; sketch. Dr. H. More.

(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.]

(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 Delineation.

Adventurous to delineate nature's form.

2. To portray to the mind or understanding by words; to set forth; to describe.

Customs or habits delineated with great accuracy.

(De*lin`e*a"tion) n. [L. delineatio: cf. F. délinéation.]

1. The act of representing, portraying, or describing, as by lines, diagrams, sketches, etc.; drawing an outline; as, the delineation of a scene or face; in drawing and engraving, representation by means of lines, as distinguished from representation by means of tints and shades; accurate and minute representation, as distinguished from art that is careless of details, or subordinates them excessively.

2. A delineated picture; representation; sketch; description in words.

Their softest delineations of female beauty.
W. Irving.

Syn. — Sketch; portrait; outline. See Sketch.

(De*lin"e*a`tor) n.

1. One who, or that which, delineates; a sketcher.

2. (Surv.) A perambulator which records distances and delineates a profile, as of a road.

(De*lin"e*a*to*ry) a. That delineates; descriptive; drawing the outline; delineating.

(De*lin"e*a*ture) n. Delineation. [Obs.]

(Del`i*ni"tion) n. [L. delinere to smear. See Liniment.] A smearing. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

(De*lin"quen*cy) n.; pl. Delinquencies [L. delinquentia, fr. delinquens.] Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime.

The delinquencies of the little commonwealth would be represented in the most glaring colors.

(De*lin"quent) a. [L. delinquens, -entis, p. pr. of delinquere to fail, be wanting in one's duty, do wrong; de- + linquere to leave. See Loan, n.] Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.

(De*lin"quent), n. One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.

A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or jurisdiction where the delinquency was committed.

(De*lin"quent*ly), adv. So as to fail in duty.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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