Lineament

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lineament \Lin"e*a*ment\ (l[i^]n"[-e]*[.a]*ment), noun [L. lineamentum, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin['e]ament. See 3d {Line}.] One of the outlines, exterior features, or distinctive marks, of a body or figure, particularly of the face; feature; form; mark; -- usually in the plural. "The lineaments of the body." --Locke. "Lineaments in the character." --Swift.

Man he seems In all his lineaments. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lineament

noun

1: a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; "each town has a quality all its own"; "the radical character of our demands" [syn: {quality}, {character}, {lineament}]

2: the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"; "his lineaments were very regular" [syn: {feature}, {lineament}]


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