American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To arrange in a line or so as to be parallel: align the tops of a row of pictures; aligned the car with the curb.
- v. To adjust (parts of a mechanism, for example) to produce a proper relationship or orientation: aligning the wheels of a truck.
- v. To ally (oneself, for example) with one side of an argument or cause: aligned themselves with the free traders.
- v. To adhere to a prescribed course of action.
- v. To move or be adjusted into proper relationship or orientation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See aline, alinement.
- v. intransitive To form in line; to fall into line.
- v. transitive To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.
- v. intransitive To adhere oneself with a group or a way of thinking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line; to aline.
- v. To form in line; to fall into line.
- v. bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation
- v. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
- v. be or come into adjustment with
- v. align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
- From Middle English alynen, alinen ("copulate"), Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier. (Wiktionary)
- French aligner, from Old French : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + ligne, line (from Latin līnea; see line1). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Yerby did not dare avow the true purpose of his presence after his representations to the moonshiners, and yet he could not, he would not in set phrase align himself with the illicit vocation.”
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