Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To form in line; to fall into line.
  • verb transitive To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.
  • verb intransitive To adhere oneself with a group or a way of thinking.
  • adverb in line

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

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

Etymologies

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From Middle English aline ("in line")

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

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