adumbrate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “adumbrate” in the English Dictionary

"adumbrate" in British English

See all translations

adumbrateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈæd.əm.breɪt/ formal
to give only the ​mainfacts and not the ​details about something, ​especially something that will ​happen in the ​future: The project's ​objectives were adumbrated in the ​report.
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌæd.əmˈbreɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of adumbrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adumbrate”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指对未来的事情)概括说明,勾画轮廓…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指對未來的事情)概括說明,勾畫輪廓…
What is the pronunciation of adumbrate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


to give someone knowledge or to train someone; to instruct

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More