Definition of Liner

1. Noun. (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter. "The batter hit a liner to the shortstop"

Exact synonyms: Line Drive
Generic synonyms: Fly, Fly Ball
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game

2. Noun. A protective covering that protects an inside surface.
Exact synonyms: Lining
Specialized synonyms: Brake Lining, Bushing, Cylindrical Lining, Facing, Furnace Lining, Refractory
Generic synonyms: Protection, Protective Cover, Protective Covering
Derivative terms: Line

3. Noun. A piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment.
Exact synonyms: Lining
Group relationships: Garment
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material
Derivative terms: Line, Line

4. Noun. A large commercial ship (especially one that carries passengers on a regular schedule).
Exact synonyms: Ocean Liner
Terms within: Cabin
Specialized synonyms: Cabin Liner, Cargo Liner, Cruise Liner, Cruise Ship, Express Luxury Liner, Luxury Liner
Generic synonyms: Passenger Ship

Definition of Liner

1. n. One who lines, as, a liner of shoes.

Definition of Liner

1. Acronym. (galaxy) low ionization nuclear emission line region ¹

2. Noun. Someone who fits a lining to something. ¹

3. Noun. A removable cover or lining ¹

4. Noun. The pamphlet which is contained inside an album of music or movie ¹

5. Noun. A large passenger-carrying ship, especially one on a regular route; an ocean liner ¹

6. Noun. (nautical) a ship of the line ¹

7. Noun. (baseball) A line drive ¹

8. Noun. (marketing) Inside slang for a basic salesperson ¹

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Definition of Liner

1. a commercial ship or airplane [n -S]

Medical Definition of Liner

1. A plant seedling grown in a long narrow tube (typically 10 inches tall and 1.5 inches in diameter) for convenient transplanting onto a revegetation site. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Liner

linen basket
linen closet
linen closets
linen paper
linen tester
liner (current term)
liner notes
liner train
lines of Retzius
lines of Zahn
lines of beauty
lines of credit
lines of sight

Literary usage of Liner

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1. Methods and Players of Modern Lawn Tennis by Jahial Parmly Paret (1922)
"But a good undercut will bother a pure base-liner exceedingly. ... Top-spin for net player and under-cut for base- liner if you can control it. ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"THE liner SHE'S A LADY THE liner she's a lady, an' she never looks nor 'eeds ... The liner she's a lady by the paint upon 'er face, An' if she meets an ..."

3. Zimmermann on Ocean Shipping by Erich Walter Zimmermann (1921)
"But the modern cargo liner also, acting as a common carrier, ... The specialty of the cargo liner is not bulk cargo but general freight. ..."

4. An Editor's Retrospect: Fifty Years of Newspaper Work by Charles Alfred Cooper (1896)
"There was less of telegraphic news, which, to some extent, requires little skill in condensation, and more of manuscript from the fluent penny-a- liner. ..."

5. Transactions of the International Engineering Congress, 1915 (1916)
"The liner is made with the same taper from muzzle to breech, the direct continuity of the taper being interrupted by several steps or shoulders, ..."

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