or lin·e·at·ed

[ lin-ee-it, -eyt or lin-ee-ey-tid ]
/ ˈlɪn i ɪt, -ˌeɪt or ˈlɪn iˌeɪ tɪd /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for lineate

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for lineate



/ (ˈlɪnɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /


marked with lines; streaked

Word Origin for lineate

C17: from Latin līneātus drawn with lines
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