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Definitions of line:

  • noun:   acting in conformity
    Example: "In line with"
  • noun:   something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
    Example: "A washing line"
  • noun:   the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
  • noun:   a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
  • noun:   a particular kind of product or merchandise
    Example: "A nice line of shoes"
  • noun:   a conceptual separation or demarcation
    Example: "There is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
  • noun:   a mark that is long relative to its width
    Example: "He drew a line on the chart"
  • noun:   text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen
    Example: "The letter consisted of three short lines"
  • noun:   a formation of people or things one behind another
    Example: "The line stretched clear around the corner"
  • noun:   a formation of people or things one beside another
    Example: "The line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed"
  • noun:   a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
  • noun:   in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
  • noun:   a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)
    Example: "They attacked the enemy's line"
  • noun:   a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
  • noun:   a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
  • noun:   a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
  • noun:   a pipe used to transport liquids or gases
    Example: "A pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
  • noun:   the descendants of one individual
    Example: "His entire lineage has been warriors"
  • noun:   a connected series of events or actions or developments
    Example: "Historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"
  • noun:   space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
  • noun:   mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
  • noun:   (often plural) a means of communication or access
    Example: "Lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
  • noun:   a short personal letter
    Example: "Drop me a line when you get there"
  • noun:   the methodical process of logical reasoning
    Example: "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
  • noun:   the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
  • noun:   the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    Example: "He's not in my line of business"
  • noun:   a telephone connection
  • noun:   a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  • noun:   a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    Example: "His face has many lines"
  • verb:   reinforce with fabric
    Example: "Lined books are more enduring"
  • verb:   be in line with; form a line along
    Example: "Trees line the riverbank"
  • verb:   fill plentifully
    Example: "Line one's pockets"
  • verb:   cover the interior of (garments)
    Example: "Line the gloves"
  • verb:   mark with lines
    Example: "Sorrow had lined his face"
  • verb:   make a mark or lines on a surface
    Example: "Draw a line"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #14006)


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