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a·lign

 (ə-līn′)
v. a·ligned, a·lign·ing, a·ligns
v.tr.
1. 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.
2. To adjust (parts of a mechanism, for example) to produce a proper relationship or orientation: aligning the wheels of a truck.
3. To ally (oneself, for example) with one side of an argument or cause: aligned themselves with the free traders.
v.intr.
1. To adhere to a prescribed course of action.
2. To move or be adjusted into proper relationship or orientation.

[French aligner, from Old French : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + ligne, line (from Latin līnea; see line1).]

a·lign′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aligned - brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or causealigned - brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
nonaligned - not affiliated with any faction, party, or cause
2.aligned - in a straight linealigned - in a straight line; "pearly teeth evenly aligned"
straight - having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"
Translations
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The sun rose presently and sent its unobstructed splendors over the land, and we saw a prodigious host moving slowly toward us, with the steady drift and aligned front of a wave of the sea.
When the regiment was aligned in another position each man's regard for his safety caused another line of small intrenchments.
By this time the music had stopped, and the musicians-a fiddler, and the young lady who played the harmonium on Sundays-were hastily refreshing themselves at one corner of the supper-table which aligned its devastated pie-dishes and ice-cream saucers on the platform at the end of the hall.