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or lineated

[lin-ee-it, -eyt or lin-ee-ey-tid] /ˈlɪn i ɪt, -ˌeɪt or ˈlɪn iˌeɪ tɪd/
marked with lines, especially parallel lengthwise lines; striped.
Origin of lineate
1635-45; < Latin līneātus past participle of līneāre to make straight, mark with lines. See lineament, -ate1 Unabridged
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  • Now the common affections of a lineate are to bee Angled and Figured.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • For triangles doe compound and make the triangulate, but lines doe not make the lineate.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • As before of a line was made a lineate: so here in like manner of a triangle is made a triangulate.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
British Dictionary definitions for lineate


/ˈlɪnɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/
marked with lines; streaked
Word Origin
C17: from Latin līneātus drawn with lines
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Word Origin and History for lineate

1550s, from Latin lineatus, past participle of lineare (see lineament). Related: Lineated; lineating.


1640s, from Latin lineatus, past participle of lineare (see lineament).

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