- aline (obsolete)
From Middle English alynen, alinen (“copulate”), from Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier, from a- + lignier, from Latin lineare (“make straight or perpendicular”), from the noun linea (“line”), from līneus (“flaxen; flaxen [thing]”), from līnum (“flax”), likely ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *līnom (compare linen).
- (intransitive) To form a line; to fall into line.
- The pedestrians aligned in such a way that from above they made a pyramidal pattern.
- (transitive) To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.
- (transitive, computing) To store (data) in a way that is consistent with the memory architecture, i.e. by beginning each item at an offset equal to some multiple of the word size.
- (intransitive) To identify with, match, or support the behaviour, thoughts, etc. of another person, organization, or country.
- (bioinformatics) To organize a linear arrangement of DNA, RNA or protein sequences which have regions of similarity.