Definition of Line

1. Noun. A formation of people or things one beside another. "The cast stood in line for the curtain call"

Specialized synonyms: Rivet Line, Chorus, Chorus Line, Diagonal, Linemen, Lineup, Row, Rank
Generic synonyms: Formation

2. Verb. Be in line with; form a line along. "Trees line the riverbank"
Exact synonyms: Run Along
Specialized synonyms: Rim
Generic synonyms: Lie

3. Noun. A mark that is long relative to its width. "He drew a line on the chart"

4. Verb. Cover the interior of. "Line a chimney"
Specialized synonyms: Reline, Face, Crib, Babbitt
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"

6. Verb. Make a mark or lines on a surface. "Trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
Exact synonyms: Delineate, Describe, Draw, Trace
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.

8. Verb. Mark with lines. "Sorrow had lined his face"
Specialized synonyms: Reline, Hatch, Crisscross
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"

10. Verb. Fill plentifully. "Line one's pockets"
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full

11. Noun. A single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum.

12. Verb. Reinforce with fabric. "Lined books are more enduring"
Generic synonyms: Reenforce, Reinforce

13. Noun. A fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops). "They attacked the enemy's line"

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"

15. Noun. A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power.

16. Noun. A connected series of events or actions or developments. "Historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"
Exact synonyms: Course
Generic synonyms: Series
Specialized synonyms: Current, Flow, Stream

17. Noun. A spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent.

18. Noun. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface. "Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

19. Noun. A pipe used to transport liquids or gases. "A pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
Exact synonyms: Pipeline
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.
Exact synonyms: Rail Line, Railway Line
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.

22. Noun. Acting in conformity. "Toe the line"

23. Noun. The descendants of one individual. "His entire lineage has been warriors"

24. Noun. Something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible. "A washing line"

25. Noun. The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money. "He's not in my line of business"

26. Noun. In games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area.

27. Noun. (often plural) a means of communication or access. "Lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

28. Noun. A particular kind of product or merchandise. "A nice line of shoes"
Exact synonyms: Business Line, Line Of Business, Line Of Merchandise, Line Of Products, Product Line
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Product, Ware
Specialized synonyms: Sideline
Terms within: Top Of The Line

29. Noun. A commercial organization serving as a common carrier.

30. Noun. Space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising.
Exact synonyms: Agate Line
Generic synonyms: Area Unit, Square Measure

31. Noun. The maximum credit that a customer is allowed.

32. Noun. A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence. "She was humming an air from Beethoven"

33. Noun. Persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress. "That salesman must have practiced his fast line of talk"
Generic synonyms: Persuasion, Suasion

34. Noun. A short personal letter. "Drop me a line when you get there"
Exact synonyms: Billet, Note, Short Letter
Generic synonyms: Personal Letter
Specialized synonyms: Excuse

35. Noun. A conceptual separation or distinction. "There is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
Exact synonyms: Contrast, Demarcation, Dividing Line
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.

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

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Definition of Line

1. to mark with lines (slender, continuous marks) [v LINED, LINING, LINES]

Medical Definition of Line

1. 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. 2. That which has length, but not breadth or thickness. 3. A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map. The equator; usually called the line, or equinoctial line; as, to cross the line. 4. A series or succession of ancestors or descand ants of a given person; a family or race; as, the ascending or descending line; the line of descent; the male line; a line of kings. "Of his lineage am I, and his offspring By very line, as of the stock real." (Chaucer) 5. Line of force, any line in a space in which forces are acting, so drawn that at every point of the line its tangent is the direction of the resultant of all the forces. It cuts at right angles every equipotential surface which it meets. Specifically, the outline of a horizontal section of a vessel, as when floating in the water. Origin: OE. Line, AS. Line cable, hawser, prob. From L. Linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. Linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. Ligne line, from the same L. Word linea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Line

lindy hop
line-at-a-time printer
line-drive double
line-drive single
line-drive triple
line-item veto
line and length
line angle

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