from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. in line
  • v. To form in line; to fall into line.
  • v. To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.
  • v. To adhere oneself with a group or a way of thinking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To range or place in a line; to bring into line; to align.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a straight line.
  • To adjust to a line; lay out or regulate by a line; form in line, as troops. Equivalent forms are align, alline.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight


From a- +‎ line, possibly from Middle English alinen ("copulate"), Middle French aligner. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English aline ("in line") (Wiktionary)


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