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or lin·e·at·ed

[lin-ee-it, -eyt or lin-ee-ey-tid]
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  1. marked with lines, especially parallel lengthwise lines; striped.
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Origin of lineate

1635–45; < Latin līneātus past participle of līneāre to make straight, mark with lines. See lineament, -ate1
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Historical Examples

  • Now the common affections of a Lineate are to bee Angled and Figured.

    The Way To Geometry

    Peter Ramus

  • For triangles doe compound and make the triangulate, but lines doe not make the lineate.

  • As before of a line was made a lineate: so here in like manner of a triangle is made a triangulate.

British Dictionary definitions for lineate



  1. marked with lines; streaked
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin līneātus drawn with lines
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Word Origin and History for lineate


1550s, from Latin lineatus, past participle of lineare (see lineament). Related: Lineated; lineating.

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1640s, from Latin lineatus, past participle of lineare (see lineament).

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