Delineate meaning

INSIDE: If you are wondering about the delineate meaning or how to use it in a sentence and what are other words to use then this post will be helpful to you.

What does delineate mean?

Great question!  I have been surprised how many times people I mention my blog name, Delineate Your Dwelling and people look blankly at me, not really knowing what does “delineate” mean.

The dictionary states that delineate is a verb, used with an object and it has two meanings.  

  1. It can mean to trace the outline of something, as in to trace or sketch.  
  2. It also can mean to portray in words or describe something with detail.
What is the meaning of the word delineate?



de·​lin·​eate di-ˈli-nē-ˌāt  

delineated; delineating

Synonyms of delineate

1 to describe, portray, or set forth with accuracy or in detail

delineate a character in the story

delineate the steps to be taken by the government

2 a to indicate or represent by drawn or painted lines

2 b to mark the outline of

lights delineating the narrow streets

Delineate Your Dwelling – To me, it has quite a bit of meaning. As my business name, I spent weeks and weeks trying to hone in on the perfect name to describe my creative ideas.  However, before we get into the meaning behind my blog name, let’s do a quick dive into more about the word “delineate”.

How do you pronounce delineate?

To pronounce delineate in English you say, ‘duh-lin-eee-ate’.  

Some people actually say they think my blog is pronounced, dee-LINE-ate… close, but no.

What does well delineated mean?

If something has been well delineated then it means something has been clearly portrayed or accurately represented.

How do you use delineate in a sentence?

Since delineate is a verb, it can be used in sentences as the action portion.  Here are a few examples of delineate being an action.

-He set up a fence all around his home, so he could better delineate the edge of his property.
-Could you please delineate where each specific color will be used on the paper with a line to mark the difference?
-I have delineated our schedules on the calendar so we all know which chores are being done.

What is another word for delineate?

Other words that could be used for delineate are describe, portray, chart, depict, draw, outline, render, represent, detail, trace, mark, allocate, set, map out and many more.

What is another word for Delineate?

What is the meaning of delineate for my blog?

I often have readers tell me they are doing to “delineate” their home or that they “delineated” their craft project.  In that case they are referring to my creative blog, Delineate Your Dwelling and how they will add creativity or color to their decor.

I love hearing that because it is the exact reason I choose the word delineate.  For eight years prior to starting this home decor + lifestyle blog I worked as a landscape architect.  Although much of my work was done on a computer screen, I often drew and rendered things by hand.  

I choose the word delineate because when I was drawing out sketches as a landscape architect, I was helping guide a design decision.  I was representing pictorially the ideas and concepts we were suggesting for a city park.  I feel the same thing with this blog.  

My hope is that my words help guide you along with design choices for the most important place to a person, their home – their dwelling.

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