verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- alighting gear,
- aligning punch,
- alignment chart,
- alignment curve,
Origin of align
Examples from the Web for align
No one wants to align with less freedom at a time like this.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I know that many of your values do, indeed, align with Republican policies.
It was just an aesthetic taste thing that happened to align.Tony Goldwyn Tackles Political Scandal Again on ‘The Divide’|Jason Lynch|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These stories are the immovable objects of Star Wars history, the characters and events to which all other tales must align.Lupita Nyong’o Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast|Marlow Stern|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Politico report makes clear as well that these guys want to align Republican interests to Wall Street.Wall Street Wolves Want to Bring their Big Bucks to the GOP Party|James Poulos|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sights are to enable him to align the barrel of his pistol accurately.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It|Walter Winans
The very bureaucracy seemed to align itself against the State.
Give these men a rifle rested on a tripod, and tell them to align the sights upon some given mark, and they cannot do it.The History of the First West India Regiment|A. B. Ellis
Twenty times my gun went off as fast as I could align it and press the trigger, and eighteen of the enemy ships were in ruins.
Detail out this afternoon staking out the ground to align the batteries.An Artilleryman's Diary|Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Word Origin for align
early 15c., "to copulate" (of wolves, dogs), literally "to range (things) in a line," from Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier "set, lay in line," from à "to" (see ad-) + lignier "to line," from Latin lineare, from linea (see line (n.)). Transitive or reflective sense of "to fall into line" is from 1853. International political sense is attested from 1934. No justification for the French spelling, and aline was an early native form. Related: Aligned; aligning.