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Meaning of LINEAMENT

Pronunciation:  'lineeumunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the characteristics 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"
  2. [n]  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"

LINEAMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: character, feature, quality
 See Also: attribute, body part, brow, cheek, chin, dimension, face, forehead, human face, jaw, jowl, mentum, property, temple, texture



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lin"e*a*ment\ (-[.a]*ment), n. [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.