Meaning of CONTOUR in English


[noun] [C] - the shape of a mass of land or other object, esp. its surface or the shape formed by its outer edgethe rugged contour of the coast.He studied the contour of her face, silhouetted against the darkening sky.The contour of the car has been changed making the new model less boxlike.Her latest collection of swimwear is designed to show off to perfection the contours of the human body.The contours (or contour lines) on a map are lines drawn joining points of equal height or depth which show how high or low the land is and whether there are hills or mountains.a 400 ft contour (line)This map has contours marked at 250m intervals.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.