from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A distinctive shape, contour, or line, especially of the face.
- noun A definitive or characteristic feature.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One of the outlines, exterior features, or distinctive marks, of a body or figure, particularly of the face; feature; form; mark; -- usually in the
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any
distinctive shapeor lineetc.
- noun A distinctive
featurethat characterizessomething, especially the parts of the faceof an individual.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
- noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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"lineament," and fetid conspiracies for inclusive ordinations and orientations.
The bulky sage arose from his seat, and, approaching the young soldier, fixed on him his keen large dark eyes as if he were in the act of internally spelling and dissecting every lineament and feature.
I missed it's lineament, and missed the very large No. of friends, neighbors and relatives who either left abroad or dead.
Could they be identified as the same being? or, while strictly alike in shape and lineament, was the one a tenant of the earth, the other only a phantom, permitted to show itself among those of a nature in which she did not partake?
There could be no doubt about the features of either; he recollected the exact expression they had worn at different passages of their conversation, and recognised in every line and lineament the Giants of the night.
‘CAN you?’ he said again; and every lineament of his expressive countenance added the words ‘resist me?’
When we stood still, he got opposite to him, and drawing his hand across and across his open mouth with a curious expression of a sense of power, and turning up his eyes, and lowering his grey eyebrows until they appeared to be shut, seemed to scan every lineament of his face.
He was seated on the ice, making spasmodic efforts to smile; but anguish was depicted on every lineament of his countenance.
While the waters of Venice and the ruins of Rome were sunning themselves for the pleasure of the Dorrit family, and were daily being sketched out of all earthly proportion, lineament, and likeness, by travelling pencils innumerable, the firm of Doyce and Clennam hammered away in Bleeding Heart Yard, and the vigorous clink of iron upon iron was heard there through the working hours.
The light of the fire was upon it, and its every lineament was revealed distinctly.