aline

[ uh-lahyn ]
/ əˈlaɪn /

verb (used with or without object), a·lined, a·lin·ing.

Related forms

a·line·ment, nouna·lin·er, nounnon·a·lined, adjectiveself-a·lin·ing, adjective

Definition for alines (2 of 4)

Aline

[ uh-leen, al-een ]
/ əˈlin, ˈæl in /

noun

a female given name, form of Adeline.

Definition for alines (3 of 4)

A-line

[ ey-lahyn ]
/ ˈeɪˌlaɪn /

noun

(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.
a garment having such a cut.

adjective

being of such design or cut: an A-line coat; an A-line dress.

Origin of A-line

First recorded in 1960–65

Definition for alines (4 of 4)

align

or a·line

[ uh-lahyn ]
/ əˈlaɪn /

verb (used with object)

to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line.
to bring into a line or alignment.
to bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.: He aligned himself with the liberals.
to adjust (two or more components of an electronic circuit) to improve the response over a frequency band, as to align the tuned circuits of a radio receiver for proper tracking throughout its frequency range, or a television receiver for appropriate wide-band responses.

verb (used without object)

to fall or come into line; be in line.
to join with others in a cause.

Origin of align

1685–95; < French aligner, equivalent to a- a-5 + ligner < Latin līneāre, derivative of līnea line1

SYNONYMS FOR align

Related forms

a·lign·er, nounre·a·lign, verbself-a·lign·ing, adjectiveun·a·ligned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alines (1 of 3)

aline

/ (əˈlaɪn) /

verb

a rare spelling of align

Derived Forms

alinement, nounaliner, noun

British Dictionary definitions for alines (2 of 3)

A-line

adjective

(of a garment, esp a skirt or dress) flaring slightly from the waist or shoulders

British Dictionary definitions for alines (3 of 3)

align

/ (əˈlaɪn) /

verb

to place or become placed in a line
to bring (components or parts, such as the wheels of a car) into proper or desirable coordination or relation
(tr usually foll by with) to bring (a person, country, etc) into agreement or cooperation with the policy, etc of another person or group
(tr) psychol to integrate or harmonize the aims, practices, etc of a group
(usually foll by with) psychol to identify with or match the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person

Word Origin for align

C17: from Old French aligner, from à ligne into line
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