Translation of "contour" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈkɒn.tɔːr/ us /ˈkɑːn.tʊr/

the shape of a mass of land or other object, especially its surface or the shape formed by its outer edge

the rugged contour of the coast
He studied the contours of her face.
Her latest collection of swimwear shows off the contours of the human body to perfection.

specialized also contour line geography a line on a map that joins points of equal height or depth, in a way that shows high and low areas of land

curva de nivel
a 400 ft contour line
This map has contours marked at 250-metre intervals.

(Translation of “contour” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈkontuə/

an outline

the contours of the coastline.

(also contour line) on a map, a line joining points at the same height or depth

Through the driving rain, it was difficult to decipher the contours on the map.

(Translation of “contour” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)