limn [ lim ]
verb (used with object)
1. to represent in drawing or painting.
2. to portray in words; describe.
3. Obsolete. to illuminate (manuscripts).
OTHER WORDS FROM LIMN
outlimn, verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH LIMN
WORDS RELATED TO LIMN
delineate, represent, draw, describe, paint
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English lymne, variant of Middle English luminen to illuminate (manuscripts), aphetic variant of enlumine < Middle French enluminer < Latin inlūmināre to embellish, literally, light up; see illuminate
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR LIMN
The idealized grid of fairness cannot limn the contours of these deep existential debts.
WHY FAVORITISM IS VIRTUOUS: THE CASE AGAINST FAIRNESS|STEPHEN T. ASMA|DECEMBER 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is not possible in a chapter, a book or a five-foot shelf to limn all that is even of cursory interest.
ROYAL PALACES AND PARKS OF FRANCE|MILBURG FRANCISCO MANSFIELD
Limn thou, fantastic, free Blue sirens of the sea, And beasts of heraldry.
ENAMELS AND CAMEOS AND OTHER POEMS|THOPHILE GAUTIER
There were no longer these telling situations to limn which spoke for themselves, and without straw, bricks are not to be made.
PICKWICKIAN MANNERS AND CUSTOMS|PERCY FITZGERALD
Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.