|1.||[ noun ] a formation of people or things one beside another|
"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"
|Related terms:||formation row rank file lineup linemen chorus picket_line conga_line line_of_succession line_of_march trap_line queue diagonal rivet_line|
|2.||[ noun ] a mark that is long relative to its width|
"He drew a line on the chart" "The substance produced characteristic lines on the spectroscope"
|Related terms:||mark contour shaft guideline guideline spectrum_line ascender hairline squiggle serif ledger_line staff_line dotted_line bar_line trend_line descender isometric graduation cross_hair|
|3.||[ noun ] a formation of people or things one behind another|
"the line stretched clear around the corner" "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
|Related terms:||formation file trap_line line_of_succession line_of_march conga_line picket_line queue diagonal rivet_line|
|4.||[ noun ] a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point|
|Related terms:||shape curve curve straight_line boundary centerline perimeter geodesic|
|5.||[ noun ] (linguistics,writing) text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen|
"the letter consisted of three short lines" "there are six lines in every stanza"
|Related terms:||text string spiel heading punch_line verse bottom_line by-line actor's_line dateline line_of_poetry sound_bite opening_line orphan letter stanza|
|6.||[ noun ] (military) a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)|
"they attacked the enemy's line"
|Related terms:||military_position battlefront battle_line line_of_battle firing_line military|
|7.||[ noun ] (physics) a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum|
|Related terms:||electromagnetic_radiation electromagnetic_spectrum|
|8.||[ noun ] (psychology) the methodical process of logical reasoning|
|Synonyms:||logical_argument line_of_reasoning argumentation|
"I can't follow your line of reasoning"
|Related terms:||reasoning policy line_of_inquiry casuistry argue|
|9.||[ noun ] (electricity,telecommunications) a cable that provides an electrical connection for telephone or television or power stations|
|Synonyms:||cable transmission_line electrical_cable|
|Related terms:||cable conductor coaxial_cable fiber_optic_cable power_line printer_cable telephone_system cable|
|10.||[ noun ] (electricity) a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power|
|Related terms:||conductor cable fiber_optic_cable coaxial_cable power_line printer_cable telephone_system cable|
|11.||[ noun ] a connected series of events or actions or developments|
"the government took a firm course" "historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"
|Related terms:||series stream|
|12.||[ verb ] be in line with; form a line along; of trees along a river, etc.|
|Related terms:||lie lie rim|
|13.||[ noun ] a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent|
|Related terms:||location path horizon crest axis path part side isogram line_of_sight latitude danger_line waterline water_line watershed hipline flight_line lunar_latitude snow_line timber_line quadrant rhumb_line hemline great_circle agonic_line hipline line_of_force fault_line isogonic_line quadrant aclinic_line|
|14.||[ noun ] a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface|
|Synonyms:||wrinkle crinkle crease seam furrow|
"his face has many lines" "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
|Related terms:||depression frown_line line_of_life line_of_heart crow's_foot dermatoglyphic line_of_fate skin purse wrinkle furrow rumple|
|15.||[ verb ] (clothing) cover the interior of, as of garments|
: "line the gloves"
|Related terms:||cover face babbitt reline crib liner lining|
|16.||[ noun ] (transportation) the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed|
|Related terms:||road railroad_track branch_line trunk_line railroad_track railroad_bed|
|17.||[ noun ] a pipe used to transport liquids or gases|
"a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
|Related terms:||pipe gas_line oil_pipeline Alaskan_pipeline|
|18.||[ noun ] acting in conformity|
"in line with" or "he got out of line" or "toe the line"
|19.||[ noun ] (telecommunications) a telephone connection|
|Synonyms:||phone_line subscriber_line telephone_circuit telephone_line|
|Related terms:||connection private_line WATS land_line toll_line trunk_line party_line digital_subscriber_line hot_line|
|20.||[ noun ] something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible|
"a washing line"
|Related terms:||artifact rope cord trace strand towline mooring lanyard ratline painter sheet lifeline shroud lifeline becket drip_loop bitter_end|
|21.||[ noun ] the descendants of one individual|
|Synonyms:||stock ancestry pedigree lineage blood origin blood_line bloodline parentage stemma descent line_of_descent|
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
|Related terms:||genealogy breed family side rear|
|22.||[ noun ] the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money|
|Synonyms:||job business occupation line_of_work|
"he's not in my line of business"
|Related terms:||activity job trade career position sport profession game accountancy treadmill farming metier catering photography appointment absorb|
|23.||[ noun ] in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area|
|Related terms:||mark foul_line baseline foul_line foul_line baseline finishing_line goal_line red_line scrimmage_line sideline starting_line yardline yard_line balkline|
|24.||[ noun ] (transportation,business) a commercial organization serving as a common carrier|
|Related terms:||carrier railway transit_line steamship_company short_line airline transportation_system|
|25.||[ noun ] (often plural) a means of communication or access|
"it must go through official channels" "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
|Related terms:||communication liaison back_channel lens plural transmit|
|26.||[ noun ] (business) a particular kind of product or merchandise|
|Synonyms:||line_of_products line_of_merchandise business_line line_of_business product_line|
"a nice line of shoes"
|Related terms:||merchandise commodity sideline top_of_the_line|
|27.||[ verb ] mark with lines|
"sorrow had lined his face"
|Related terms:||score reline crisscross hatch wrinkle lineation|
|28.||[ verb ] mark with lines, draw lines on|
"The paper was lined"
|Related terms:||fill mark reline|
|29.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14006|
|30.||[ noun ] (music,fine art) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence|
|Synonyms:||tune melody air strain melodic_phrase melodic_line|
"she was humming an air from Beethoven"
|Related terms:||music part theme leitmotiv glissando theme_song flourish signature roulade countermelody phrase melodize|
|31.||[ noun ] (psychology) a conceptual separation or demarcation|
|Synonyms:||contrast demarcation dividing_line|
: "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
|Related terms:||differentiation Rubicon contrast|
|32.||[ noun ] space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising|
|33.||[ noun ] (finance) the maximum credit that a customer is allowed|
|Synonyms:||line_of_credit bank_line personal_credit_line personal_line_of_credit credit_line|
|Related terms:||credit consumer_credit|
|34.||[ verb ] make a mark or lines on a surface|
|Synonyms:||draw trace describe delineate outline|
"draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
|Related terms:||mark write construct circumscribe circumscribe inscribe draw draw tracing drawing outline tracing depiction tracer|
|35.||[ verb ] fill plentifully|
"line one's pockets"
|36.||[ verb ] reinforce with fabric|
"lined books are more enduring"
|37.||[ noun ] (writing) a short personal letter|
|Synonyms:||note billet short_letter|
"drop me a line when you get there"
|Related terms:||personal_letter excuse|
|38.||[ noun ] (work) mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it|
|Related terms:||system mechanical_system factory conveyer_belt|