Definition of Lifeline

1. Noun. A crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live.

Exact synonyms: Life Line, Line Of Life
Generic synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Furrow, Line, Seam, Wrinkle



2. Noun. Support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection). "She offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"
Generic synonyms: Support

3. Noun. Line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver.
Generic synonyms: Line

4. Noun. Line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning.
Generic synonyms: Line
Specialized synonyms: Ridge Rope

Definition of Lifeline

1. Noun. A line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling to. ¹

2. Noun. A means or route for transporting indispensable supplies. ¹

3. Noun. A source of salvation in a crisis. ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) On the deck of a boat, a line to which one can attach oneself to stay aboard on rough seas ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lifeline

1. a rope used to aid a person in distress [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lifeline

lifehack
lifehacking
lifehacks
lifehold
lifeholds
lifejacket
lifejacketed
lifejackets
lifeless
lifelessly
lifelessness
lifelessnesses
lifelike
lifelikeness
lifelikenesses
lifeline (current term)
lifelines
lifelog
lifelogger
lifelogging
lifelong
lifelore
lifely
lifemanship
lifemanships
lifemate
lifemates
lifen
lifened
lifeness

Literary usage of Lifeline

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1. Geotechnical Reconnaissance of the Effects of the January 17, 1995, Hyogoken by Koichi Akai, Jonathan D. Bray, Ross W. Boulanger, John T. Christian (1997)
"8.5 lifeline Systems Extensive damage to lifeline systems occurred throughout the epicentral area of the earthquake. Liquefaction appears to have been a ..."

2. U. S. Navy Diving Manual: Air DivingSports & Recreation (1999)
"A polypropylene braided or twisted line has proven to be the best lifeline. It has the advantage of floating up and away from the diver and is available in ..."

3. Coming in from the Cold: Improving District Heating Policy in Transition by International Energy Agency (2004)
"Two-block lifeline tariffs have a lower rate for heat consumed up to a ... Three-block lifeline tariffs introduce a third, even higher tariff rate for heat ..."

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