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Webster 1913 Edition


Lineal

Lin′e-al

(lĭn′ē̍-al)
,
Adj.
[L.
linealis
belonging to a line, fr.
linea
line: cf. F.
linéal
. See 3d
Line
.]
1.
Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; – opposed to
collateral
;
as, a
lineal
descent or a
lineal
descendant
.
The prime and ancient right of
lineal
succession.
Locke.
2.
Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (
to
).
For only you are
lineal
to the throne.
Dryden.
3.
Composed of lines; delineated;
as,
lineal
designs
.
4.
In the direction of a line; of or pertaining to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear;
as,
lineal
magnitude
.
Lineal measure
,
the measure of length; – usually written
linear measure
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lineal

LIN'EAL

,
Adj.
[L. linealis, from linea, line.]
1.
Composed of lines; delineated; as lineal designs.
2.
In a direct line from an ancestor; as lineal descent; lineal succession.
3.
Hereditary; derived from ancestors.
4.
Allied by direct descent.
For only you are lineal to the throne.
5.
In the direction of a line; as lineal measure.
Lineal measure, the measure of length.

Definition 2022


Lineal

Lineal

See also: lineal and linéal

German

Lineal

Noun

Lineal n (genitive Lineals, plural Lineale)

  1. ruler (measuring or drawing device)

lineal

lineal

See also: Lineal and linéal

English

Adjective

lineal

  1. (family) Of a family relationship that includes mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, grandparents, grandchildren, etc., but not siblings; as opposed to collateral.
    • John Locke
      the prime and ancient right of lineal succession
  2. Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (to).
    • Dryden
      for only you are lineal to the throne
  3. Composed of lines; delineated.
    lineal designs
  4. In the direction of a line; of a line; of or relating to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear.
    lineal magnitude

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  • lineal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • lineal in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Catalan

Adjective

lineal m, f (masculine and feminine plural lineals)

  1. linear

Spanish

Adjective

lineal m, f (plural lineales)

  1. linear

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