Meaning of CONTOUR in English
/ ˈkɒntʊə(r); NAmE ˈkɑːntʊr/ noun
the outer edges of sth; the outline of its shape or form :
The road follows the natural contours of the coastline.
She traced the contours of his face with her finger.
(also ˈcontour line ) a line on a map showing points that are the same height above sea level :
a contour map (= a map that includes these lines)
mid 17th cent.: from French , from Italian contorno , from contornare draw in outline, from con- together+ tornare to turn.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005