[ 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

Words Nearby aline

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. 2024

How to use aline in a sentence

  • In July 2009, he and aline were arrested in Switzerland on charges of beating up their servants in a Geneva hotel.

    Is Gaddafi Next? | Philip Shenon | January 28, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • According to the cable, aline initially fled to the U.K. after confronting Hannibal and threatening to leave the marriage.

    Is Gaddafi Next? | Philip Shenon | January 28, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Cretz wrote he was told that, "Hannibal had pursued aline in London and the encounter ended in assault."

    Is Gaddafi Next? | Philip Shenon | January 28, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Cungonde-aline Trouillard, forty-four years old and keeps a very popular caf.

  • The Master said, Guide the people by law, aline them by punishment; they may shun crime, but they will want shame.

  • aline and maids; to whom Fiddlers; afterwards Dumont and Charles.

    Dramatic Technique | George Pierce Baker
  • You know, aline has organized a wonderful asylum for Magdalens.

    The Awakening | Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
  • aline said this as a queen might have suggested lending her crown to a loyal servitor.

    The Heather-Moon | C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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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