to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line.
to bring into a line or .
to bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.:
He aligned himself with the liberals.
to adjust (two or more components of an electronic circuit) to improve the response over a frequency band, as to align the tuned circuits of a radio receiver for proper tracking throughout its frequency range, or a television receiver for appropriate wide-band responses.
to fall or come into line; be in line.
to join with others in a cause.
to place or become placed in a line
to bring (components or parts, such as the wheels of a car) into proper or desirable coordination or relation
(transitive) usually foll by with. to bring (a person, country, etc) into agreement or cooperation with the policy, etc of another person or group
(transitive) (psychol) to integrate or harmonize the aims, practices, etc of a group
(usually foll by with) (psychol) to identify with or match the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person
a rare spelling of align
early 15c., “to copulate” (of wolves, dogs), literally “to range (things) in a line,” from Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier “set, lay in line,” from à “to” (see ad-) + lignier “to line,” from Latin lineare, from linea (see line (n.)). Transitive or reflective sense of “to fall into line” is from 1853. International political sense is attested from 1934. No justification for the French spelling, and aline was an early native form. Related: Aligned; aligning.
fem. proper name, French, short for Adeline.
an adjustment to a line; arrangement in a straight line. the line or lines so formed. the proper adjustment of the components of an electronic circuit, machine, etc., for coordinated functioning: The front wheels of the car are out of alignment. a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc., with a common […]
. a female given name, form of . (especially in women’s clothing) a cut of garment consisting basically of two A -shaped panels for the front and back, designed to give increasing fullness toward the hemline. a garment having such a cut. being of such design or cut: an A-line coat; an A-line dress. to […]
. to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line. to bring into a line or . to bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.: He aligned himself with the liberals. to adjust (two or more components of an electronic circuit) to improve the response over a frequency […]
the plate to which the wings are attached on the notum of an insect.