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lineate

transitive verb

Definition of lineate

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 obsolete :  to mark with lines

  2. 2 obsolete :  delineate

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Origin and Etymology of lineate

Medieval Latin lineatus, past participle of lineare, from Latin, to make straight, from linea line — more at line (cord)


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lineate

adjective lin·eate \ˈlinēə̇t, -ēˌāt\
variants: or

lineated

\-ēˌātə̇d\

Definition of lineate

  1. :  marked with lines or stripes

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Origin and Etymology of lineate

lineate from Medieval Latin lineatus; lineated from past participle of 1lineate


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