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Definition of lineate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 obsolete : to mark with lines
2 obsolete : delineate

lineate

adjective
lin·​eate | \ ˈlinēə̇t, -ēˌāt \
variants: or lineated \ -​ēˌātə̇d \

Definition of lineate (Entry 2 of 2)

: marked with lines or stripes

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History and Etymology for lineate

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 8 Jul. 2020.

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