verb (used with or without object), a·lined, a·lin·ing.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of align
Synonyms for align
Origin of A-line
Examples from the Web for aline
In July 2009, he and Aline were arrested in Switzerland on charges of beating up their servants in a Geneva hotel.
According to the cable, Aline initially fled to the U.K. after confronting Hannibal and threatening to leave the marriage.
Cretz wrote he was told that, "Hannibal had pursued Aline in London and the encounter ended in assault."
“It shows that my good counsel has not all fallen on stony soil,” Aline answered laughingly.Lorimer of the Northwest|Harold Bindloss
No felt-footed lacqueys always bringing you the wrong thing, no Princess, no Miss Aline even!Patsy|S. R. Crockett
After dinner Aline sent for me, and her message included Somerled, if he could "spare her a few minutes."The Heather-Moon|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Alexis and Aline are congratulated by all, and sign the marriage contract.The Standard Light Operas|George Upton
Susie had good points of her own, however, and with Nora as partner could beat even Blossom and Aline occasionally.A Popular Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
Word Origin for align
fem. proper name, French, short for Adeline.
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.
descriptive of a dress or skirt flared in shape of a letter "A," 1955, in reference to the designs of Christian Dior (1905-1957).