Definition of '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"
- 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"
- the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
Synonyms: argumentation logical argument line of reasoning
- a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
Synonyms: cable transmission 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
- a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
Synonyms: wrinkle furrow crease crinkle seam
- a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
- the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
Synonyms: railway line rail line
- a telephone connection
Synonyms: telephone line phone line telephone circuit subscriber line
- acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
- the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
Synonyms: lineage line of descent descent bloodline blood line blood pedigree ancestry origin parentage stemma stock
- something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
- the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
Synonyms: occupation business job line of work
- in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
- (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
Synonyms: channel communication channel
- a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"
Synonyms: product line line of products line of merchandise business line line of business
- a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
- space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
Synonyms: agate line
- the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
Synonyms: credit line line of credit bank line personal credit line personal line of credit
- a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
Synonyms: tune melody air strain melodic line melodic phrase
- a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
Synonyms: note short letter billet
- a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
Synonyms: dividing line demarcation contrast
- mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
Synonyms: production line assembly line
- be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"
Synonyms: run along
- cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney"
- make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
Synonyms: trace draw describe delineate
- mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
- fill plentifully; "line one's pockets"
- reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"