Verb align Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


align (third-person singular simple present aligns, present participle aligning, simple past and past participle aligned)

  1. (intransitive) To form in line; to fall into line.
  2. (transitive) To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.
  3. (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.
  4. (intransitive) to identify with or match the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person.
  5. (bioinformatics)To organize a linear arrangement of DNA, RNA or protein sequences which have regions of similarity.

More definition: arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line. bring into a line or alignment. bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc., He aligned himself with the liberals. adjust (two or more components of an electronic circuit) to improve the response over a frequency band, as to align the tuned circuits of a radio receiver for proper tracking throughout its frequency range, or a television receiver for appropriate wide-band responses. fall or come into line; be in line. join with others in a cause.

1. to place or become placed in a line

2. to bring (components or parts, such as the wheels of a car) into proper or desirable coordination or relation

3. (transitive) usually foll by with. to bring (a person, country, etc) into agreement or cooperation with the policy, etc of another person or group

4. (transitive) (psychol) to integrate or harmonize the aims, practices, etc of a group

5. (usually foll by with) (psychol) to identify with or match the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person Word OriginC17, from Old French aligner, from à ligne into lineCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
early 15c., "to copulate" (of wolves, dogs), literally "to range (things) in a line," from Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier "set, lay in line," from à "to" (see ad-) + lignier "to line," from Latin lineare, from linea (see line (n.)). Transitive or reflective sense of "to fall into line" is from 185

3. International political sense is attested from 193

4. No justification for the French spelling, and aline was an early native form. Related, Aligned; aligning.


Sasha was the first to align with the Dark One, and Rhyn…

He might be awaiting the other kingdoms to align with him.

When the target is completely concealed it is necessary to lay the gun on an aiming point more or less out of the line of fire, or to lay on a " director " with a large amount of deflection, and to align aiming posts with the sights at zero to give the direction of the target, and afterwards perhaps to transfer the line of sight to some other distant object, all of which require a far greater scope of deflection than is afforded by the deflection leaf.

What I am saying is that as more factors align toward peace, peace becomes ever more the better economic option.

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