What does the word contour mean?

Usage examples for contour

  1. Dave tried to figure out the contour of the landscape beneath them. – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  2. The view consisted of fields of grain ripening, which followed the contour of the plain, and which rustled merrily before the morning breeze that came laden with the chills of Usagara. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  3. The matters of gardens, flower beds, and borders again depend on the contour of the land and how it can best be related to the house. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley