Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Line-up, Lineup noun The formation of football players before the start or a restart of play; hence (Colloq.), any arrangement of persons (rarely, of things), esp. when having a common purpose or sentiment; as, the line-up at a ticket-office window; the line-up of political factions.

Lineate (lĭn"e*at), Lin"e*a`ted (-ā`tĕd) adjective [ Latin lineatus , past participle of lineare to reduce to a straight line, from linea line.]
1. (Zoology) Marked with lines.

2. (Botany) Marked longitudinally with depressed parallel lines; as, a lineate leaf.

Lineation (-ā"shŭn) noun [ Latin lineatio the drawing of a line, from lineare .] Delineation; a line or lines.

Lineature (lĭn"e*ȧ*tur; 135) noun Anything having outline. [ R.] Holland.

Lineman (līn"măn) noun ; plural Linemen (-mĕn).
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.

Linen (lĭn"ĕn) adjective [ Middle English , from lin linen. See Linen , noun ]
1. Made of linen; as, linen cloth; a linen stocking.

2. Resembling linen cloth; white; pale.

Linen noun [ Prop. an adj. from Middle English lin flax, Anglo-Saxon līn flax, whence līnen made of flax; akin to Old Saxon , Icelandic , & Middle High German līn flax and linen, German lein , leinen , linen, Swedish lin flax, Goth. lein linen, Latin linum flax, linen, Greek li`non . Confer 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 (Architecture) , an ornament for filling panels, copied from the folds of a piece of stuff symmetrically disposed.

Linener (-ẽr) noun A dealer in linen; a linen draper. [ Obsolete]

Lineolate (lĭn"e*o*lat) adjective [ Latin lineola , dim. of linea line.]
1. (Zoology) Marked with little lines.

2. (Botany) Marked longitudinally with fine lines. Gray.

Liner (līn"ẽr) noun
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. (Machinery) 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.

6. (Baseball) A ball which, when struck, flies through the air in a nearly straight line not far from the ground.

Ling (lĭng) noun [ Middle English lenge ; akin to Dutch leng , German länge , Danish lange , Swedish långa , Icelandic langa . So named from its being long . See Long , adjective ] (Zoology) (a) A large, marine, gadoid fish ( Molva vulgaris ) of Northern Europe and Greenland. It is valued as a food fish and is largely salted and dried. Called also drizzle . (b) The burbot of Lake Ontario. (c) An American hake of the genus Phycis . [ Canada] (d) A New Zealand food fish of the genus Genypterus . The name is also locally applied to other fishes, as the cultus cod, the mutton fish, and the cobia.

Ling noun [ Icelandic lyng ; akin to Danish lyng , Swedish ljung .] (Botany) Heather ( Calluna vulgaris ).

Ling honey , a sort of wild honey, made from the flowers of the heather. Holland.

Ling-bird (lĭng"bẽrd`) noun (Zoology) The European meadow pipit; -- called also titling .

Linga (lĭn"gȧ), Lin"gam (lĭn"găm) noun [ Sanskrit li&ndot;ga .] The phallic symbol under which Siva is principally worshiped in his character of the creative and reproductive power. Whitworth. E. Arnold.

Lingel (lĭn"gĕl) noun [ French ligneul , dim. of Latin linea a linen thread.]
1. A shoemaker's thread. [ Obsolete]

2. A little tongue or thong of leather; a lacing for belts. Crabb.

Lingence (lĭn"j e ns) noun [ Latin lingere to lick.] A linctus. [ Obsolete] Fuller.

Linger (lĭn"gẽr) intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Lingered (- gẽrd); present participle & verbal noun Lingering .] [ Middle English lengen to tarry, Anglo-Saxon lengan to prolong, put off, from lang long. √125. See Long , adjective ] To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; to hesitate.

Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind.
Gray.

Perhaps thou linger'st , in deep thoughts detained.
Milton.

Syn. -- To loiter; lag; saunter; delay; tarry; stop; hesitate.

Linger transitive verb
1. To protract; to draw out. [ Obsolete]

She lingers my desires.
Shak.

2. To spend or pass in a lingering manner; -- with out ; as, to linger out one's days on a sick bed. Dryden.

Lingerer (-ẽr) noun One who lingers. Guardian.

Lingerie noun [ French] Linen goods collectively; linen underwear, esp. of women; the clothing of linen and cotton with its lace, etc., worn by a women.

Lingering adjective
1. Delaying.

2. Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease.

To die is the fate of man; but to die with lingering anguish is generally his folly.
Rambler.

Lingeringly adverb With delay; slowly; tediously.

Linget (lĭn"gĕt) noun [ French lingot , perhaps from Latin lingua tongue (see Tongue ). Confer Ingot .] An ingot. [ Written also lingot .]

Lingism (lĭng"ĭz'm) noun A mode of treating certain diseases, as obesity, by gymnastics; -- proposed by Pehr Henrik Ling , a Swede. See Kinesiatrics .

Lingle (lĭn"g'l) noun See Lingel .

Lingo (lĭn"go) noun [ Latin lingua tongue, language. See Lingual .] Language; speech; dialect. [ Slang]

Lingoa wood (lĭn*gō"ȧ wod`). Amboyna wood.

Lingot (lĭn"gŏt) noun A linget or ingot; also, a mold for casting metals. See Linget .

Lingua (lĭn"gwȧ) noun ; plural Linguæ (- gwē). [ Latin , the tongue.] (Zoology) (a) A tongue. (b) A median process of the labium, at the under side of the mouth in insects, and serving as a tongue.

Lingua Franca (lĭn"gwȧ frăn"kȧ). [ Italian , prop., language of the Franks.] The commercial language of the Levant, -- a mixture of the languages of the people of the region and of foreign traders.

Lingua Franca Any hybrid or other language used over a wide area as a common or commercial tongue among peoples of different speech.

Linguacious (lĭn*gwā"shŭs) adjective [ Latin linguax , -acis , loquacious, from lingua tongue.] Given to the use of the tongue; loquacious. [ Obsolete]

Linguadental (lĭn`gwȧ*dĕn"t a l) adjective [ Latin lingua tongue + English dental .] (Phonetics) Formed or uttered by the joint use of the tongue and teeth, or rather that part of the gum just above the front teeth; dentolingual, as the letters d and t .

Linguadental noun (Phonetics) An articulation pronounced by the aid or use of the tongue and teeth.

Lingual (lĭn"gw a l) adjective [ Latin lingua tongue: confer French lingual . See Tongue , and confer Language .] Of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter.

Lingual ribbon . (Zoology) See Odontophore .

Lingual noun A consonant sound formed by the aid of the tongue; -- a term especially applied to certain articulations (as those of t , d , th , and n ) and to the letters denoting them.

» In Sanskrit grammar certain letters, as t , th , d , dh , n , are called linguals, cerebrals, or cacuminals. They are uttered with the tip of the tongue turned up and drawn back into the dome of the palate.

Linguality (lĭn*gwăl"ĭ*tȳ) noun The quality of being lingual.

Linguatulida (lĭn`gwȧ*tū"lĭ*dȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin lingua tongue.] (Zoology) Same as Linguatulina .

Linguatulina (lĭn*gwăt`u*lī"nȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin lingua tongue.] (Zoology) An order of wormlike, degraded, parasitic arachnids. They have two pairs of retractile hooks, near the mouth. Called also Pentastomida .

» The adults of some species inhabit the nostrils and nasal sinuses of dogs and other carnivores. The young, after being swallowed by sheep, rabbits, etc., find their way to the lungs and liver and become encysted. These, when eaten by carnivores, develop into the adult forms.

Linguidental (lĭn`gwĭ*dĕn"t a l) adjective & noun Linguadental.

Linguiform (lĭn"gwĭ*fôrm) adjective [ Latin lingua tongue + -form : confer French linguiforme .] Having the form of the tongue; tongue- shaped.

Linguist (lĭn"gwĭst) noun [ Latin lingua tongue, speech, language: confer F. linguiste .]
1. A master of the use of language; a talker. [ Obsolete]

I'll dispute with him;
He's a rare linguist .
J. Webster.

2. A person skilled in languages.

There too were Gibbon, the greatest historian, and Jones, the greatest linguist , of the age.
Macaulay.

Linguistic (lĭn*gwĭs"tĭk), Lin*guis"tic*al (-tĭ*k a l) adjective [ Confer French linguistique. ] Of or pertaining to language; relating to linguistics, or to the affinities of languages.

Linguistically adverb In a linguistic manner; from the point of view of a linguist. Tylor.

Linguistics (-tĭks) noun [ Confer French linguistique .] The science of languages, or of the origin, signification, and application of words; glossology.

Lingula (lĭn"gu*lȧ) noun ; plural -læ (- lē). [ Latin , a little tongue.]
1. (Anat.) A tonguelike process or part.

2. (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of brachiopod shells belonging to the genus Lingula , and related genera. See Brachiopoda , and Illustration in Appendix.

Lingula flags (Geol.) , a group of strata in the lower Silurian or Cambrian system of Wales, in which some of the layers contain vast numbers of a species of Lingula.

Lingulate (-lat) adjective [ Latin lingulatus , from lingula a little tongue. Confer Ligulate .] Shaped like the tongue or a strap; ligulate.

Linigerous (lĭ*nĭj"ẽr*ŭs) adjective [ Latin linum flax + -gerous .] Bearing flax; producing linen.

Liniment (lĭn"ĭ*m e nt) noun [ Latin linimentum , from linire , linere , to besmear, anoint : confer French liniment . Confer Letter , Lime a viscous substance.] A liquid or semiliquid preparation of a consistence thinner than an ointment, applied to the skin by friction, esp. one used as a sedative or a stimulant.

Lining (līn"ĭng) noun [ See Line to cover the inside.]


1. The act of one who lines; the act or process of making lines, or of inserting a lining.

2. That which covers the inner surface of anything, as of a garment or a box; also, the contents of anything.

The lining of his coffers shall make coats
To deck our soldiers.
Shak.