• WordNet 3.6
    • v align place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight "align the car with the curb","align the sheets of paper on the table"
    • v align bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation "align the wheels of my car","ordinate similar parts"
    • v align align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
    • v align be or come into adjustment with
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Align To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line; to aline.
    • v. t Align To form in line; to fall into line.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • align See aline, alinement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Align a-līn′ to regulate by a line: to arrange in line, as troops
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  • Angela Carter
    “I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. aligner,; à,L. ad,) + ligne,L. linea,) line. See Line, and cf. Allineate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. aligner—L. ad, and linea, a line.


In literature:

While focusing on terrorism, this effort will strengthen our strategic alignments and transform the international environment.
"National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" by United States
But they intrenched opposite the new alignment, and brought up their big guns.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
The French military staff, as soon as they perceived the danger that threatened, proceeded to a new alignment of forces.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The actual alignment was 90 to 6, as eight absent senators favored the resolution.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
The best we can do is to take short steps forward, to align each step to the tried ideals that have carried us thus far.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
He was aligned now along the very edge of the mattress.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
However, it seemed a little late to shift the life alignments.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
To keep up an alignment was out of the question.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
In order to preserve the alignment of the vineyard, the stakes should be driven on the same side of every vine at a uniform distance.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
No sharpshooter ever aligned his sights more carefully than I did my feet.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
President Hargreaves, "no military man," had got him, the second time he had ever aligned a gun-barrel upon a target.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Give these men a rifle rested on a tripod, and tell them to align the sights upon some given mark, and they cannot do it.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
A step and a half and the four stood aligned and alert, two strides from Monitaya.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
The Catholic Emperor of Austria had aligned his priests.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
So Wyn pulled off her cap and swung it over her head and the six canoes immediately fell out of alignment.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
This completes our alignment on the south.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
The nose dropped, in perfect alignment with the runway.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
A tendency toward factional alignment at present characterizes the radical movement which has been sweeping over the country.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
He will align himself with Proxima Centaurus, gaining speed rapidly.
"The Variable Man" by Philip K. Dick
They came in good alignment and sprung the barrier at the first attempt.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor

In poetry:

O harp and altar, of the fury fused,
(How could mere toil align thy choiring strings!)
Terrific threshold of the prophet's pledge,
Prayer of pariah, and the lover's cry,—
"To Brooklyn Bridge" by Harold Hart Crane

In news:

Each filament of the new Desulfobulbaceae doesn't merely represent the end-to-end alignment of many individual microbes , but should be a considered a single multicellular organism, said Nielsen.
When management attempts to improve functions without aligning them with the larger organization, it usually ends up hurting overall business performance.
I s shaft alignment still a source of problems for your rotating equipment.
The purpose of this revision is to make editorial and procedural changes to better align both TEOST method.
Republican-aligned Crossroads GPS is going up with a $25 million TV ad buy over the next month seeking to set the table for November's general election and define President Obama.
In machine translation, document alignment refers to finding correspondences between documents which are exact translations of each other.
We define pseudo-alignment as the task of finding topical-as opposed to exact-correspondences between documents in different languages.
The researchers used chemical vapor deposition to make forests of these nanotubes , then drew them into sheets with the majority of the nanotubes aligned in the same direction.
DES MOINES, Iowa — A dream alignment for numerologists has come true in the delivery room of a Des Moines hospital.
DES MOINES — A dream alignment for numerologists has come true in the delivery room of a Des Moines hospital.
DES MOINES, Iowa—A dream alignment for numerologists has come true in the delivery room of a Des Moines hospital.
Did you know that poor alignment of the eyes can disturb one's posture and cause headaches.
ARLINGTON – Jason Garrett made no apologies for trying an onside kick after the Cowboys grabbed a 10-7 lead in the second quarter of Sunday's 16-10 win, saying the Bucs' alignment begged for him to make the gamble.
Eruption and Alignment of Impacted Teeth with Multi-Purpose Attachments.
Nearly 500 production employees at the John Deere Ottumwa Works, Ottumwa , IA, will be laid off until later this year "to ensure that factory production is aligned with market demand," according to Deere & Company.

In science:

However, the interpretation of polarimetry data requires clear understanding of processes of grain alignment and the naive rule of thumb that dust grains are aligned everywhere and with longer axes perpendicular to magnetic field may be misleading (see Goodman et al. 1995, Rao et al. 1998).
Physics of Grain Alignment
Thus in what follows we describe three periods of grain alignment theory. A more detailed treatment of various aspects of grain alignment the interested reader can find in earlier reviews (e.g.
Physics of Grain Alignment
Mechanical Alignment: Gold Process Gold mechanism is a process of mechanical alignment of grains.
Physics of Grain Alignment
Quantitative Treatment and Enhanced Magnetism The first detailed analytical treatment of the problem of D-G alignment was given by Jones & Spitzer (1967) who described the alignment of J using a Fokker-Planck equation.
Physics of Grain Alignment
The paramagnetic alignment of grains rotating with thermal velocities is small (see above) and therefore grains with a < ac are expected to be marginally aligned.
Physics of Grain Alignment
An alignment mechanism is efficient if the alignment time is a fraction of tgas for thermally rotating grains, but it may be many tgas if grains rotate suprathermally.
Physics of Grain Alignment
If the interaction favors parallel alignment of the spins, it is called “ferromagnetic”, while an interaction favoring anti-parallel alignment is called “anti-ferromagnetic”.
Computer Science in Physics
The mathematical structure automatically ensures that when the state of the individual physical system associated with a mental event is brought into alignment with the content of that mental event the entire universe is simultaneously brought into alignment with that mental content.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
We will refer to galaxies which have a quadrupole maximum aligned with a sextupole maximum as “ aligned ” galaxies.
Observations of cluster substructure using weakly lensed sextupole moments
FIG. 12: Sketches showing the sum of quadrupole and sextupole moments when moment minima are aligned (“curved”) and when moment maxima are aligned (“aligned”).
Observations of cluster substructure using weakly lensed sextupole moments
For example a bi-Gaussian, which has its octupole moment aligned with the ellipticity, is mapped into a bi-Gaussian which will also have its octupole moment aligned with its ellipticity.
Observations of cluster substructure using weakly lensed sextupole moments
It is a happy circumstance that there is clumping of “aligned galaxies” as well as “curved” galaxies, because the clumps of aligned galaxies are presumed to indicate a lack of lensing within their domains.
Observations of cluster substructure using weakly lensed sextupole moments
Starting in the metastable state in which most spins are anti-aligned with the external field, the system evolves via a transition state in which a droplet of spins aligns with the field, to the stable minimum in which most spins are aligned with the external field.
Nucleation times in the 2D Ising model
One of these, the z = 0.998 radio galaxy 3C 280, has an aligned morphology that is unique among HST images of high-z radio galaxies and seems quite difficult to explain with any combination of the commonly considered mechanisms for optically aligned continuum emission.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
The higher resolution data has confirmed what could not be shown with ground-based seeing: it is in fact the ma jor axis of the regular elliptical galaxy that appears to be aligned with the radio jet, and the result is not due to a discrete aligned contribution that was unresolved at ground-based resolution.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280