Search Result for "lineament":
1. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something;
- Example: "each town has a quality all its own"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"
- Example: "his lineaments were very regular"
[syn: feature, lineament]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lineament \Lin"e*a*ment\ (l[i^]n"[-e]*[.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. [1913 Webster] Man he seems In all his lineaments. --Milton. [1913 Webster]