Definitions for alignəˈlaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line.

  2. to bring into a line or alignment.

  3. to bring into agreement with a particular group, cause, etc.:

    He aligned himself with the liberals in the Senate.

  4. to adjust (circuit components) to improve response over a frequency band.

    Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism

  5. (v.i.)to come into line; be in line.

  6. to join with others in a cause.

Origin of align:

1685–95; < F aligner=a-a -5+ligner < L līneāre, der. of līnealine1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. align, aline, line up, adjust(verb)

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

    "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"

  2. align(verb)

    be or come into adjustment with

  3. align, array(verb)

    align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

  4. align, ordinate, coordinate(verb)

    bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation

    "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"


  1. align(Verb)

    To form in line; to fall into line.

  2. align(Verb)

    To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.

  3. align(Verb)

    To adhere oneself with a group or a way of thinking.

  4. Origin: From alynen, alinen, aligner, from alignier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Align(verb)

    to adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line; to aline

  2. Align(verb)

    to form in line; to fall into line

Anagrams of align

  1. algin

  2. Langi

Translations for align

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to put in a straight line or in parallel lines.

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