Definition of Line
1. Noun. A formation of people or things one beside another. "The cast stood in line for the curtain call"
Generic synonyms: Formation
2. Verb. Be in line with; form a line along. "Trees line the riverbank"
3. Noun. A mark that is long relative to its width. "He drew a line on the chart"
Generic synonyms: Mark, Print
4. Verb. Cover the interior of. "Line a chimney"
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Liner, Lining, Lining, Lining
5. Noun. A formation of people or things one behind another. "You must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
Generic synonyms: Formation
6. Verb. Make a mark or lines on a surface. "Trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
Generic synonyms: Mark
Specialized synonyms: Construct, Inscribe, Circumscribe, Circumscribe, Write
Related verbs: Draw, Draw
Derivative terms: Delineation, Delineation, Drawing, Lineation, Lineation, Trace, Tracer, Tracing
7. Noun. A length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point.
Specialized synonyms: Curve, Curve, Curved Shape, Straight Line, Geodesic, Geodesic Line, Perimeter, Center Line, Centerline, Bound, Boundary, Edge
8. Verb. Mark with lines. "Sorrow had lined his face"
Generic synonyms: Mark, Nock, Score
Derivative terms: Lineation, Lineation
9. Noun. Text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen. "There are six lines in every stanza"
Generic synonyms: Text, Textual Matter
Group relationships: Letter, Missive, Stanza
10. Verb. Fill plentifully. "Line one's pockets"
11. Noun. A single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum.
Group relationships: Electromagnetic Spectrum
12. Verb. Reinforce with fabric. "Lined books are more enduring"
13. Noun. A fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops). "They attacked the enemy's line"
Specialized synonyms: Firing Line, Battlefront, Front, Front Line, Line Of Battle, Battle Line
Generic synonyms: Military Position, Position
14. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Abstract Thought, Logical Thinking, Reasoning
Specialized synonyms: Line Of Inquiry, Line Of Questioning, Casuistry, Policy
Derivative terms: Argue, Argue
15. Noun. A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power.
Group relationships: Cable, Cable System, Cable Television, Cable Television Service, Phone System, Telephone System
Specialized synonyms: Coax, Coax Cable, Coaxial Cable, Electrical Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Fibre Optic Cable, Power Cable, Power Line, Printer Cable
Generic synonyms: Conductor
16. Noun. A connected series of events or actions or developments. "Historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"
17. Noun. A spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent.
Specialized synonyms: Part, Parting, Axis, Aclinic Line, Magnetic Equator, Agonic Line, Isogonal Line, Isogone, Isogonic Line, Crest, Timber Line, Timberline, Tree Line, Snow Line, Fault Line, Great Circle, Hemline, Hipline, Hipline, Apparent Horizon, Horizon, Sensible Horizon, Skyline, Visible Horizon, Isarithm, Isogram, Isopleth, Flight Line, Line Of Sight, Line Of Vision, Latitude, Line Of Latitude, Parallel, Parallel Of Latitude, Lunar Latitude, Itinerary, Path, Route, Quadrant, Quarter-circle, Loxodrome, Rhumb, Rhumb Line, Danger Line, Side, Water Level, Water Line, Waterline, Water Line, Watermark, Divide, Water Parting, Watershed, Course, Path, Track, Field Line, Line Of Force
Derivative terms: Lineal
18. Noun. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface. "Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
Group relationships: Cutis, Skin, Tegument
Generic synonyms: Depression, Impression, Imprint
Specialized synonyms: Crow's Feet, Crow's Foot, Laugh Line, Dermatoglyphic, Frown Line, Life Line, Lifeline, Line Of Life, Heart Line, Line Of Heart, Love Line, Mensal Line, Line Of Destiny, Line Of Fate, Line Of Saturn
Derivative terms: Crease, Crease, Crease, Crinkle, Crinkle, Crinkly, Furrow, Wrinkle, Wrinkle, Wrinkle, Wrinkle
19. Noun. A pipe used to transport liquids or gases. "A pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
Specialized synonyms: Alaskan Pipeline, Trans-alaska Pipeline
Specialized synonyms: Gas Line, Oil Pipeline
Generic synonyms: Pipage, Pipe, Piping
20. Noun. The road consisting of railroad track and roadbed.
Specialized synonyms: Branch Line, Spur, Spur Track, Trunk Line, Trunk Route
Terms within: Railroad Bed, Railroad, Railroad Track, Railway
Generic synonyms: Road, Route
21. Noun. A telephone connection.
Generic synonyms: Connecter, Connection, Connective, Connector, Connexion
Specialized synonyms: Digital Subscriber Line, Dsl, Hot Line, Land Line, Landline, Party Line, Private Line, Toll Line, Trunk Line, Wats, Wats Line
22. Noun. Acting in conformity. "Toe the line"
23. Noun. The descendants of one individual. "His entire lineage has been warriors"
Specialized synonyms: Family, Family Line, Folk, Kinfolk, Kinsfolk, Phratry, Sept, Side
Generic synonyms: Family Tree, Genealogy
Derivative terms: Descend, Lineal, Parent
24. Noun. Something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible. "A washing line"
Specialized synonyms: Becket, Cord, Laniard, Lanyard, Lifeline, Lifeline, Mooring, Mooring Line, Painter, Ratlin, Ratline, Rope, Mainsheet, Sheet, Shroud, Tack, Weather Sheet, Shroud, Strand, Towing Line, Towing Rope, Towline, Towrope, Trace
Terms within: Bitter End, Drip Loop
25. Noun. The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money. "He's not in my line of business"
Generic synonyms: Activity
Specialized synonyms: Confectionery, Sport, Farming, Land, Biz, Game, Calling, Career, Vocation, Employment, Work, Appointment, Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot, Salt Mine, Treadmill, Craft, Trade, Profession, Medium, Metier, Accountancy, Accounting, Photography, Catering
Derivative terms: Occupy
26. Noun. In games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area.
Specialized synonyms: Balkline, Baulk-line, String Line, Finish Line, Finishing Line, Foul Line, Foul Line, Foul Line, Baseline, Goal Line, Red Line, Line Of Scrimmage, Scrimmage Line, Baseline, Service Line, Out Of Bounds, Sideline, Scratch, Scratch Line, Start, Starting Line, Yard Line
27. Noun. (often plural) a means of communication or access. "Lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
Generic synonyms: Communicating, Communication
Specialized synonyms: Back Channel, Lens, Contact, Inter-group Communication, Liaison, Link, Line Of Gab, Patter, Spiel
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Derivative terms: Channel, Channel, Channel, Channelize
28. Noun. A particular kind of product or merchandise. "A nice line of shoes"
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Product, Ware
Specialized synonyms: Sideline
Terms within: Top Of The Line
29. Noun. A commercial organization serving as a common carrier.
Group relationships: Transit, Transportation, Transportation System
Generic synonyms: Carrier, Common Carrier
30. Noun. Space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising.
31. Noun. The maximum credit that a customer is allowed.
Specialized synonyms: Consumer Credit
Generic synonyms: Credit
32. Noun. A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence. "She was humming an air from Beethoven"
Specialized synonyms: Fanfare, Flourish, Tucket, Glissando, Roulade, Leitmotif, Leitmotiv, Theme Song, Signature, Signature Tune, Theme Song, Idea, Melodic Theme, Musical Theme, Theme, Part, Voice
Generic synonyms: Music
Terms within: Musical Phrase, Phrase
Derivative terms: Melodious, Melodious, Melodize
33. Noun. Persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress. "That salesman must have practiced his fast line of talk"
34. Noun. A short personal letter. "Drop me a line when you get there"
Generic synonyms: Personal Letter
Specialized synonyms: Excuse
35. Noun. A conceptual separation or distinction. "There is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
Generic synonyms: Differentiation, Distinction
Specialized synonyms: Point Of No Return, Rubicon
Derivative terms: Contrast, Contrast, Demarcate
36. Noun. Mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it.
Terms within: Conveyer, Conveyer Belt, Conveyor, Conveyor Belt, Transporter
Group relationships: Factory, Manufactory, Manufacturing Plant, Mill
Generic synonyms: Mechanical System
Definition of Line
1. n. Flax; linen.
2. v. t. To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin.
3. n. A linen thread or string; a slender, strong cord; also, a cord of any thickness; a rope; a hawser; as, a fishing line; a line for snaring birds; a clothesline; a towline.
4. v. t. To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book.
Definition of Line
1. Noun. A path through two or more points (''compare ‘segment’''); a continuous mark, including as made by a pen; any path, curved or straight. ¹
2. Noun. A rope, cord, string, or thread, of any thickness. ¹
3. Noun. Direction, path. ¹
4. Noun. The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, a telephone or internet cable between two points: a telephone or network connection. ¹
5. Noun. A letter, a written form of communication. ¹
6. Noun. A connected series of public conveyances, as a roadbed or railway track; and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc. ¹
7. Noun. (military) A trench or rampart, or the non-physical demarcation of the extent of the territory occupied by specified forces. ¹
8. Noun. The exterior limit of a figure or territory: a boundary, contour, or outline; a demarcation. ¹
9. Noun. A threadlike crease or wrinkle marking the face, hand, or body; hence, a characteristic mark. ¹
10. Noun. Lineament; feature; figure (of one's body). ¹
11. Noun. A more-or-less straight sequence of people, objects, etc., either arranged as a queue or column and often waiting to be processed or dealt with, or arranged abreast of one another in a row (and contrasted with a column), as in a military formation. (defdate from mid-16th c.) ¹
12. Noun. (military) The regular infantry of an army, as distinguished from militia, guards, volunteer corps, cavalry, artillery(,) etc. ¹
13. Noun. A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; compare ''lineage''. ¹
14. Noun. A small amount of text. Specifically: ¹
15. Noun. Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity. (defdate from earlier 17th c.) ¹
16. Noun. The official, stated position (or set of positions) of an individual or group, particularly a political or religious faction. (defdate from later 19th c.) ¹
17. Noun. The products or services sold by a business, or by extension, the business itself. (defdate from earlier 19th c.) ¹
18. Noun. (context: stock exchange) A number of shares taken by a jobber. ¹
19. Noun. A measure of length: ¹
20. Noun. (context: historical) Alternative name for a maxwell, a unit of magnetic flux. ¹
21. Noun. (baseball slang 1800s ‘the line’) The batter’s box. ¹
22. Noun. (context: fencing ‘line of engagement’) The position in which the fencers hold their swords. ¹
23. Noun. Proper relative position or adjustment (of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working). ¹
24. Noun. A small portion or serving (of a powdery illegal drug). ¹
25. Verb. (transitive) To place (objects) into a line (usually used with "up"); to form into a line; to align. ¹
26. Verb. (transitive) To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding; to fortify. ¹
27. Verb. To form a line along. ¹
28. Verb. (transitive) To mark with a line or lines, to cover with lines. ¹
29. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray. ¹
30. Verb. (transitive) To read or repeat line by line. ¹
31. Verb. (intransitive ‘line up’) To form or enter into a line. ¹
32. Verb. (intransitive baseball) To hit a line drive; to hit a line drive which is caught for an out. Compare fly and ground. ¹
33. Noun. (obsolete) Flax; linen, particularly the longer fiber of flax. ¹
34. Verb. (transitive) To cover the inner surface of (something), originally especially with linen. ¹
35. Verb. To reinforce (the back of a book) with glue and glued scrap material such as fabric or paper. ¹
36. Verb. (transitive) To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money. ¹
37. Verb. (transitive now rare of a dog) to copulate with, to impregnate. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Line
1. to mark with lines (slender, continuous marks) [v LINED, LINING, LINES]
Medical Definition of Line
1. The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route; as, the arrow descended in a curved line; the place is remote from lines of travel.
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Line Images