Noun contour has 3 senses
  1. contour, contour line - a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    --1 is a kind of isometric line, isometric
    --1 has particulars: thalweg
    Derived form: verb contour1
  2. shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation - any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"
    --2 is a kind of spatial property, spatiality
    --2 has particulars:
     sharpness, keenness; dullness, dulness, bluntness; topography; lobularity; concavity, concaveness; convexity, convexness; angularity; narrowing; curvature, curve; roundness; straightness; crookedness; stratification
    Derived form: verb contour1
  3. contour - a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure; "the contours of the melody"; "it defines a major contour of this administration"
    --3 is a kind of
    feature, characteristic
,Verb contour has 1 sense
  1. contour - form the contours of
    --1 is one way to
    delineate, limn, outline
    Derived forms: noun contour1, noun contour2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something