verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of align
Examples from the Web for aligned
ISIS and the Nusra Front were once aligned under the al Qaeda banner but have been bitter rivals over the past year.
Generally, the foreigner is a class of person often aligned with other vulnerable populations like widows and orphans.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was far less sense that military rank was aligned with social rank.
Arturo in particular built up the organization and aligned it with the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels in the early 2000s.
Although it is the official al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, al Nusra is aligned with major Islamist rebel militias in the country.Obama’s Arab Backers May Draw the U.S. Deep Into the Mideast Quagmire|Jamie Dettmer|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Deprez electric marker, aligned with the pneumographic stylus, afforded a time record in quarter seconds.
When aligned to their places solid march was made down the slope and past our batteries of position.From Manassas to Appomattox|James Longstreet
The upper electrode may then be placed in position and aligned with the lower.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions|Henry C. Horstmann
There are aligned the social obligations and requirements of the age.The New Education|Scott Nearing
The tribes were fathered as before, and were aligned as before.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for aligned
Word Origin for align
Word Origin and History for aligned
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.