动词过去式:contoured 过去分词:contoured 现在分词:contouring 第三人称单数:contours
1 outward curve of sth/sb (eg a coast, mountain range, body) thought of as defining its shape 轮廓, 外形（如海岸、山脉、身体的轮廓线）
*the smooth contours of a sculpture 雕塑物的平滑的轮廓线.
2 (also `contour line) line on a map joining points that are the same height above sea level 等高线. =>illus at map 见map之插图.
1 mark (a map) with contour lines 在（地图）上标出等高线.
2 build (a road) so that it follows the contours of a hill （顺着山的起伏）修筑（道路）.
[Date: 1600-1700; Language: French;Origin:Italian contorno, from contornare 'to round off, draw', from Latin com- ( COM-) + tornare ( TURN1)]
the shape of the outer edges of something such as an area of land or someone's body
the contours of the hills
the contours of her face
a line on a map that shows points that are of equal heights above sea level