contour

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Noun[change]

Singular
contour

Plural
contours

  1. Contour is the outline of a shape.
    He liked the contour of her body.
  2. A contour is a line that shows the outline of the shape.
    I started with a contour drawing of the mountains.
  3. A contour line joins places of the same height on a map.
    Tightly spaced contour lines mean steep slopes.

Verb[change]

Plain form
contour

Third-person singular
contours

Past tense
contoured

Past participle
contoured

Present participle
contouring

  1. To contour is to draw or create the outline of a shape.
    He would contour the seat so that it would fit the human shape and be comfortable to sit on.