Definitions for: Lineament


[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"
[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: character, feature, quality

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

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