What is the definition of line?

Definitions for line

  • verb - reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"
  • verb - fill plentifully; "line one's pockets"
  • noun - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
  • noun - acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
  • verb - cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney"
  • verb - mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
  • verb - make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  • verb - be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"
  • noun - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
  • noun - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
  • noun - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
  • noun - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
  • noun - a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"
  • noun - a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
  • noun - mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
  • noun - a telephone connection
  • noun - a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
  • 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"
  • noun - (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
  • noun - a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
  • noun - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
  • noun - 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"
  • noun - persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress; "`let me show you my etchings' is a rather worn line"; "he has a smooth line but I didn't fall for it"; "that salesman must have practiced his fast line of talk"
  • noun - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
  • noun - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
  • noun - 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"
  • noun - 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"
  • noun - 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"
  • noun - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
  • noun - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
  • noun - a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
  • noun - a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
  • noun - the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
  • noun - space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
  • noun - a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
  • noun - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
  • Pronounciation of line

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    Synonyms for line

    line of work railway line line of merchandise production line telephone circuit contrast line of reasoning short letter air lineage blood line origin course personal credit line furrow occupation rail line business line assembly line subscriber line argumentation channel billet strain line of descent blood parentage credit line personal line of credit crease business cable product line line of business telephone line dividing line logical argument communication channel tune melodic line descent pedigree stemma line of credit agate line crinkle job transmission line line of products pipeline phone line demarcation argument note melody melodic phrase bloodline ancestry stock bank line wrinkle seam delineate trace run along draw describe

    Antonyms for line

    No antonyms found for line.

    Holonyms for line

    No holonyms found for line.

    Hypernyms for line

    conformation conductor route ware piping connector distinction communication text music formation electromagnetic radiation area unit depression compliance artifact carrier product mechanical system connecter reasoning communicating textual matter genealogy location electromagnetic wave square measure impression activity abidance artefact common carrier pipe connection connective logical thinking personal letter persuasion family tree military position nonparticulate radiation shape imprint conformity road merchandise pipage connexion differentiation abstract thought print suasion series position credit form fill up score reinforce make full nock reenforce mark fill cover lie

    Hyponyms for line

    dateline laugh line speech bottom line glissando theme song melodic theme voice kinfolk side diagonal line of march trap line chorus row aclinic line land isogonal line calling timberline appointment great circle office apparent horizon situation isogram craft line of sight accountancy parallel of latitude route rhumb line waterline coax watershed fibre optic cable course becket baulk-line lifeline foul line ratline scrimmage line tack start strand yard line towing rope front line spur curve airline business geodesic line railroad line boundary steamship line crow's feet oil pipeline life line land line mensal line toll line point of no return policy link patter cross wire descender trend line guideline seriph opening line line of poetry verse gag line words flourish roulade signature musical theme family kinsfolk stream file line of succession queue chorus line rank confectionery magnetic equator game isogone vocation tree line position hemline spot visible horizon treadmill isopleth profession line of vision accounting parallel itinerary rhumb water line coax cable water parting power line line of force cord string line mooring baseline ratlin line of scrimmage mainsheet starting line towline firing line trace line of battle trunk line curved shape airway perimeter railway line edge transit line dermatoglyphic digital subscriber line line of heart landline line of fate WATS line of inquiry back channel contact line of gab dotted line squiggle isometric line hairline staff line heading line of verse by-line verse line tag line orphan fanfare leitmotiv signature tune idea family line sept flow single file picket line waiting line linemen parting sport agonic line biz crest employment snow line post hipline billet sensible horizon salt mine isarithm metier latitude photography lunar latitude quadrant loxodrome water level electrical cable divide power cable field line lanyard finishing line mooring line goal line rope service line weather sheet scratch towrope battlefront branch line battle line trunk route straight line railway centerline railway system bound sideline frown line DSL heart line party line line of destiny WATS line line of questioning lens inter-group communication excuse ascender curlicue isometric shaft ledger line header credit line punch line actor's line sound bite tucket leitmotif theme part folk phratry current Indian file conga line rivet line lineup axis farming isogonic line career timber line work fault line berth horizon place skyline trade flight line medium line of latitude catering path quarter-circle danger line coaxial cable watermark fiber optic cable track printer cable balkline laniard finish line painter red line sheet out of bounds shroud scratch line towing line front spur track consumer credit airline geodesic railroad center line steamship company crow's foot gas line line of life hot line love line private line line of Saturn Rubicon casuistry liaison spiel cross hair bar line spectrum line graduation serif leger line head reline hatch circumscribe face crisscross write crib construct rim babbitt inscribe

    Meronyms for line

    No meronyms found for line.

    Sounds like line

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