[lin-ee-it, -eyt or lin-ee-ey-tid]
- marked with lines, especially parallel lengthwise lines; striped.
Origin of lineate
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- marked with lines; streaked
Word Origin for lineate
C17: from Latin līneātus drawn with lines
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1550s, from Latin lineatus, past participle of lineare (see lineament). Related: Lineated; lineating.
1640s, from Latin lineatus, past participle of lineare (see lineament).
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