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
Contemporary Examples of 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."
Historical Examples of aline
And oddly enough it was Aline who provided the deeper perturbation.
Did you ever hear, Aline, how poor Philippe de Vilmorin came by his end?
He found his mind that morning distracted by thoughts of both Climene and Aline.
Really, Aline, you have a trick of asking the most disconcerting and improper questions.
Aline was her niece, and such a marriage in the family would be to the credit of the whole of it.
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).