lineate

1 of 2

transitive verb

-ed/-ing/-s
1
obsolete : to mark with lines
2
obsolete : delineate

lineate

2 of 2

adjective

lin·​eate
ˈlinēə̇t,
-ēˌāt
variants or lineated
-ēˌātə̇d
: marked with lines or stripes

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

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

Adjective

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

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“Lineate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lineate. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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