"lines" in the noun sense
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"
a mark that is long relative to its width
"He drew a line on the chart"
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"
a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness the trace of a moving point
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"
a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops
"they attacked the enemy's line"
8. argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, line
a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood the methodical process of logical reasoning
"I can't follow your line of reasoning"
9. cable, line, transmission line
a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
10. course, line
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"
a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
12. wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line
a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface
"his face has many lines"
"ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
13. pipeline, line
a pipe used to transport liquids or gases
"a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
14. line, railway line, rail line
the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
15. telephone line, phone line, telephone circuit, subscriber line, line
a telephone connection
acting in conformity
"in line with"
"he got out of line"
"toe the line"
17. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
"a washing line"
19. occupation, business, job, line of work, line
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
"he's not in my line of business"
in games or sports a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
21. channel, communication channel, line
often plural) a means of communication or access
"it must go through official channels"
"lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
22. line, product line, line of products, line of merchandise, business line, line of business
a particular kind of product or merchandise
"a nice line of shoes"
a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
24. agate line, line
space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
25. credit line, line of credit, bank line, line, personal credit line, personal line of credit
the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
26. tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
"she was humming an air from Beethoven"
persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress
"`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"
28. note, short letter, line, billet
a short personal letter
"drop me a line when you get there"
29. line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast
a conceptual separation or distinction
"there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
30. production line, assembly line, line
mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
"lines" in the verb sense
1. line, run along
be in line with form a line along
"trees line the riverbank"
cover the interior of
"line the gloves"
"line a chimney"
3. trace, draw, line, describe, delineate
make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line"
"trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
mark with lines
"sorrow had lined his face"
"line one's pockets"
reinforce with fabric
"lined books are more enduring"
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