DELINEATE, v.t. [L. 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 picture; to draw a likeness of; as, to delineate Nestor like Adonis, or time with Absaloms head.

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.