from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A distinctive shape, contour, or line, especially of the face.
- n. A definitive or characteristic feature. Often used in the plural: "the gross and subtle folds of corruption on the average senatorial face are hardly the lineaments of virtue” ( Norman Mailer).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any distinctive shape or line etc.
- n. A distinctive feature that characterizes something, especially the parts of the face of an individual.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the outlines, exterior features, or distinctive marks, of a body or figure, particularly of the face; feature; form; mark; -- usually in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A feature or detail of a body or figure considered as to its outlines or contour; linear formation of a part, as in the human face; hence, a particular physical feature or characteristic; sometimes, a distinguishing characteristic or quality in general: used chiefly in the plural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
- n. the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
Middle English liniament, from Latin līneāmentum, from līnea, line; see line1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lineamentum, from linea (line): compare French linéament. (Wiktionary)