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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lineament  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lineament 
  n  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}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {feature}] 




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