(Lin"e*a`ted) a. [L. lineatus, p. p. of lineare to reduce to a straight line,
fr. linea line.]
1. (Zoöl.) Marked with lines.
2. (Bot.) Marked longitudinally with depressed parallel lines; as, a lineate leaf.
(Lin`e*a"tion) n. [L. lineatio the drawing of a line, fr. lineare.] Delineation; a line or lines.
(Lin"e*a*ture) n. Anything having outline. [R.] Holland.
(Line"man) n.; pl. Linemen
1. One who carries the line in surveying, etc.
2. A man employed to examine the rails of a railroad to see if they are in good condition; also, a man
employed to repair telegraph lines.
(Lin"en) a. [OE., fr. lin linen. See Linen, n.]
1. Made of linen; as, linen cloth; a linen stocking.
2. Resembling linen cloth; white; pale.
(Lin"en), n. [Prop. an adj. from OE. lin flax, AS. lin flax, whence linen made of flax; akin to OS.,
Icel., & MHG. lin flax and linen, G. lein, leinen, linen, Sw. lin flax, Goth. lein linen, L. linum flax,
linen, Gr. li`non. Cf. Line, Linseed.]
1. Thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp; used in a general sense to include cambric, shirting,
sheeting, towels, tablecloths, etc. "In linen white as milk." Robert of Brunne.
2. Underclothing, esp. the shirt, as being, in former times, chiefly made of linen.
Linen draper, a dealer in linen. Linen prover, a small microscope for counting the threads in a
given space in linen fabrics. Linen scroll, Linen pattern (Arch.), an ornament for filling panels,
copied from the folds of a piece of stuff symmetrically disposed.
(Lin"en*er) n. A dealer in linen; a linen draper. [Obs.]
(Lin"e*o*late) a. [L. lineola, dim. of linea line.]
1. (Zoöl.) Marked with little lines.
2. (Bot.) Marked longitudinally with fine lines. Gray.
1. One who lines, as, a liner of shoes.
2. A vessel belonging to a regular line of packets; also, a line-of-battle ship; a ship of the line.
3. (Mach.) A thin piece placed between two parts to hold or adjust them, fill a space, etc.; a shim.
4. (Steam Engine) A lining within the cylinder, in which the piston works and between which and the
outer shell of the cylinder a space is left to form a steam jacket.
5. A slab on which small pieces of marble, tile, etc., are fastened for grinding.