Lineal measure
Lineal Lin"e*al (l[i^]n"[-e]*al), a. [L. linealis belonging to a line, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin['e]al. See 3d {Line}.] 1. Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; -- opposed to {collateral}; as, a lineal descent or a lineal descendant. [1913 Webster]

The prime and ancient right of lineal succession. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. Inheriting by direct descent; having the right by direct descent to succeed (to). [1913 Webster]

For only you are lineal to the throne. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Composed of lines; delineated; as, lineal designs. [1913 Webster]

4. In the direction of a line; of or pertaining to a line; measured on, or ascertained by, a line; linear; as, lineal magnitude. [1913 Webster]

{Lineal measure}, the measure of length; -- usually written {linear measure}. [1913 Webster]


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  • lineal measure — measure meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lineal measure — noun : linear measure …   Useful english dictionary

  • lineal measure — The measurement of distance, employing units such as the foot, yard, rod, etc …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Lineal — Lin e*al (l[i^]n [ e]*al), a. [L. linealis belonging to a line, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin[ e]al. See 3d {Line}.] 1. Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; opposed to {collateral}; as, a lineal descent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • measure — meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a fixed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linear measure — Lineal Lin e*al (l[i^]n [ e]*al), a. [L. linealis belonging to a line, fr. linea line: cf. F. lin[ e]al. See 3d {Line}.] 1. Descending in a direct line from an ancestor; hereditary; derived from ancestors; opposed to {collateral}; as, a lineal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linear measure — measure meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liquid measure — measure meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long measure — measure meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Square measure — measure meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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