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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