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Overview of noun line

The noun line has 30 senses

  • line -- (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")

  • line -- (a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart")

  • line -- (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")

  • line -- (a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point)

  • line -- (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")

  • line -- (a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum)

  • line -- (a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line")

  • 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")

  • cable, line, transmission line -- (a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power)

  • 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")

  • line -- (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)

  • wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line -- (a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles")

  • pipeline, line -- (a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport")

  • line, railway line, rail line -- (the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed)

  • telephone line, phone line, telephone circuit, subscriber line, line -- (a telephone connection)

  • line -- (acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line")

  • 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")

  • line -- (something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line")

  • 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")

  • line -- (in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area)

  • 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")

  • 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")

  • line -- (a commercial organization serving as a common carrier)

  • agate line, line -- (space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising)

  • credit line, line of credit, bank line, line, personal credit line, personal line of credit -- (the maximum credit that a customer is allowed)

  • tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase -- (a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven")

  • line -- (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")

  • note, short letter, line, billet -- (a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there")

  • line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast -- (a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity")

  • 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)

Overview of verb line

The verb line has 6 senses

  • line, run along -- (be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank")

  • line -- (cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney")

  • 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")

  • line -- (mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face")

  • line -- (fill plentifully; "line one's pockets")

  • line -- (reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring")