Align Definition

aligned, aligning, aligns
aligned, aligning, aligns
To arrange in a line or so as to be parallel.
Align the tops of a row of pictures; aligned the car with the curb.
American Heritage
To bring into a straight line; adjust by line.
Webster's New World
To come or fall into line; line up.
Webster's New World
To adjust (parts of a mechanism, for example) to produce a proper relationship or orientation.
Aligning the wheels of a truck.
American Heritage
To bring (parts or components, as the wheels of a car) into proper coordination.
Webster's New World

Origin of Align

  • French aligner from Old French a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) ligne line (from Latin līnea line1)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English alynen, alinen (“copulate”), Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier.

    From Wiktionary

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