[ uh-lahyn ]

verb (used with or without object),a·lined, a·lin·ing.

Other words from aline

  • a·line·ment, noun
  • a·lin·er, noun
  • non·a·lined, adjective
  • self-a·lin·ing, adjective

Other definitions for Aline (2 of 3)

[ uh-leen, al-een ]

  1. a female given name, form of Adeline.

Other definitions for A-line (3 of 3)

[ ey-lahyn ]

  1. (especially in women's clothing) a cut of garment consisting basically of two A-shaped panels for the front and back, designed to give increasing fullness toward the hemline.

  2. a garment having such a cut.

  1. being of such design or cut: an A-line coat; an A-line dress.

Origin of A-line

First recorded in 1960–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use aline in a sentence

  • Suppose, for the moment, that I advertised, stating my needs and qualifications in the ordinary shilling-a-line fashion.

    The Lady of the Basement Flat | Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

British Dictionary definitions for aline (1 of 2)


/ (əˈlaɪn) /

  1. a rare spelling of align

Derived forms of aline

  • alinement, noun
  • aliner, noun

British Dictionary definitions for A-line (2 of 2)


  1. (of a garment, esp a skirt or dress) flaring slightly from the waist or shoulders

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