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line

noun (n)

  • a formation of people or things one beside another (noun.group)
    Example:
    The line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed.
    They were arrayed in line of battle.
    The cast stood in line for the curtain call.
    source: wordnet30
  • a mark that is long relative to its width (noun.communication)
    Example:
    He drew a line on the chart.
    source: wordnet30
  • a formation of people or things one behind another (noun.group)
    Example:
    The line stretched clear around the corner.
    You must wait in a long line at the checkout counter.
    source: wordnet30
  • a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point (noun.shape)
    source: wordnet30
  • text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen (noun.communication)
    Example:
    The letter consisted of three short lines.
    There are six lines in every stanza.
    source: wordnet30
  • a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum (noun.phenomenon)
    source: wordnet30
  • a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops) (noun.location)
    Example:
    They attacked the enemy's line.
    source: wordnet30
  • a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    I can't follow your line of reasoning.
    source: wordnet30
  • a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a connected series of events or actions or developments (noun.group)
    Synonym: course
    Example:
    Historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available.
    source: wordnet30
  • a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface (noun.shape)
    Example:
    His face has many lines.
    source: wordnet30
  • a pipe used to transport liquids or gases (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: pipeline
    Example:
    A pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport.
    source: wordnet30
  • the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a telephone connection (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • acting in conformity (noun.act)
    Example:
    In line with.
    He got out of line.
    Toe the line.
    source: wordnet30
  • the descendants of one individual (noun.group)
    Example:
    His entire lineage has been warriors.
    source: wordnet30
  • something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    A washing line.
    source: wordnet30
  • the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money (noun.act)
    Example:
    He's not in my line of business.
    source: wordnet30
  • in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • (often plural) a means of communication or access (noun.communication)
    Example:
    Lines of communication were set up between the two firms.
    source: wordnet30
  • a particular kind of product or merchandise (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    A nice line of shoes.
    source: wordnet30
  • a commercial organization serving as a common carrier (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: agate line
    source: wordnet30
  • the maximum credit that a customer is allowed (noun.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress (noun.communication)
    Example:
    `let me show you my etchings' is a rather worn line.
    He has a smooth line but I didn't fall for it.
    That salesman must have practiced his fast line of talk.
    source: wordnet30
  • a short personal letter (noun.communication)
    Example:
    Drop me a line when you get there.
    source: wordnet30
  • a conceptual separation or distinction (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    There is a narrow line between sanity and insanity.
    source: wordnet30
  • mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • Flax; linen. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A linen thread or string; a slender, strong cord; also, a cord of any thickness; a rope; a hawser; as, a fishing line; a line for snaring birds; a clothesline; a towline. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • be in line with; form a line along (verb.stative)
    Synonym: run along
    Example:
    Trees line the riverbank.
    source: wordnet30
  • cover the interior of (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Line the gloves.
    Line a chimney.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a mark or lines on a surface (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Draw a line.
    Trace the outline of a figure in the sand.
    source: wordnet30
  • mark with lines (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Sorrow had lined his face.
    source: wordnet30
  • fill plentifully (verb.change)
    Example:
    Line one's pockets.
    source: wordnet30
  • reinforce with fabric (verb.change)
    Example:
    Lined books are more enduring.
    source: wordnet30
  • To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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