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aline

[uh-lahyn] /əˈlaɪn/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), alined, alining.
1.
Related forms
alinement, noun
aliner, noun
nonalined, adjective
self-alining, adjective

Aline

[uh-leen, al-een] /əˈlin, ˈæl in/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Adeline.

A-line

[ey-lahyn] /ˈeɪˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
(especially in women's clothing) a cut of garment consisting basically of two A -shaped panels for the front and back, designed to give increasing fullness toward the hemline.
2.
a garment having such a cut.
adjective
3.
being of such design or cut:
an A-line coat; an A-line dress.
Origin of A-line
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for aline

aline

/əˈlaɪn/
verb
1.
a rare spelling of align
Derived Forms
alinement, noun
aliner, noun

A-line

adjective
1.
(of a garment, esp a skirt or dress) flaring slightly from the waist or shoulders
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Word Origin and History for aline

Aline

fem. proper name, French, short for Adeline.

A-line

adj.

descriptive of a dress or skirt flared in shape of a letter "A," 1955, in reference to the designs of Christian Dior (1905-1957).

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