Shadowing forth, faint sketch, faint representation, indistinct image, shadowy outline, dim approximation.
Type, image, shadow, symbol, premonition, dark prophecy, foreshadowing, prefiguring, presage, prototype, mystery.

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  • Adumbration — Ad um*bra tion, n. [L. adumbratio.] 1. The act of adumbrating, or shadowing forth. [1913 Webster] 2. A faint sketch; an outline; an imperfect portrayal or representation of a thing. [1913 Webster] Elegant adumbrations of sacred truth. Bp. Horsley …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adumbration — I noun blurry image, darkening, dim representation, dimming, faint resemblance, imperfect portrayal, obfuscation, obscuration, uncertainty, vague outline II index hint, obscuration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • adumbration — (n.) 1530s, from L. adumbrationem (nom. adumbratio) a sketch in shadow, sketch, outline, noun of action from pp. stem of adumbrare to cast a shadow, overshadow, represent (a thing) in outline, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + umbrare to cast in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adumbration — shadow, umbra, penumbra, *shade, umbrage Analogous words: *symbol, type, emblem: *sign, token, symptom, note: hint, suggestion, intimation (see corresponding verbs at SUGGEST) Antonyms: revelation Contrasted words: disclosure, revealing,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • adumbration — noun /adʌmˈbɹeɪʃ(ə)n/ a) A faint sketch; an outline, a brief representation. The merest adumbration of an apology on Baron Veens part would clinch the matter with a token of gracious finality. b) A rough or symbolic representation of something …   Wiktionary

  • adumbration — adumbrate ► VERB formal 1) give a faint or general idea of. 2) foreshadow. DERIVATIVES adumbration noun. ORIGIN Latin adumbrare shade, overshadow …   English terms dictionary

  • adumbration — noun see adumbrate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adumbration — See adumbrate. * * * …   Universalium

  • Adumbration — Her. A figure shown in outline or in shadow …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • adumbration — ad·um·bra·tion (ad″əm braґshən) 1. an inherent property of the focal spot which causes the production of double images. 2. in radiology, the giving forth of a shadow …   Medical dictionary

  • Adumbration — Skitse …   Danske encyklopædi

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