Definitions for line

Definitions for (noun) line

Main entry: business, job, line, line of work, occupation

Definition: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

Usage: he's not in my line of business

Main entry: line

Definition: acting in conformity

Usage: in line with; he got out of line; toe the line

Main entry: cable, transmission line, line

Definition: a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power

Main entry: line

Definition: something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

Usage: a washing line

Main entry: line, rail line, railway line

Definition: the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

Main entry: line

Definition: a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

Main entry: line, line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, product line, business line

Definition: a particular kind of product or merchandise

Usage: a nice line of shoes

Main entry: pipeline, line

Definition: a pipe used to transport liquids or gases

Usage: a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport

Main entry: production line, line, assembly line

Definition: mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it

Main entry: phone line, telephone circuit, telephone line, subscriber line, line

Definition: a telephone connection

Main entry: contrast, demarcation, dividing line, line

Definition: a conceptual separation or distinction

Usage: there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity

Main entry: argument, argumentation, logical argument, line, line of reasoning

Definition: a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning

Usage: I can't follow your line of reasoning

Main entry: channel, communication channel, line

Definition: (often plural) a means of communication or access

Usage: it must go through official channels; lines of communication were set up between the two firms

Main entry: billet, short letter, note, line

Definition: a short personal letter

Usage: drop me a line when you get there

Main entry: line

Definition: a mark that is long relative to its width

Usage: He drew a line on the chart

Main entry: line

Definition: text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen

Usage: the letter consisted of three short lines; there are six lines in every stanza

Main entry: line

Definition: persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress

Usage: `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

Main entry: line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, air, strain, tune

Definition: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

Usage: she was humming an air from Beethoven

Main entry: pedigree, parentage, origin, blood, blood line, bloodline, ancestry, line, line of descent, lineage, descent, stemma, stock

Definition: the descendants of one individual

Usage: his entire lineage has been warriors

Main entry: course, line

Definition: a connected series of events or actions or developments

Usage: the government took a firm course; historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

Main entry: line

Definition: a formation of people or things one behind another

Usage: the line stretched clear around the corner; you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter

Main entry: line

Definition: a formation of people or things one beside another

Usage: 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

Main entry: line

Definition: a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

Main entry: line

Definition: in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area

Main entry: line

Definition: a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)

Usage: they attacked the enemy's line

Main entry: line

Definition: a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum

Main entry: personal credit line, personal line of credit, bank line, credit line, line, line of credit

Definition: the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

Main entry: line, agate line

Definition: space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising

Main entry: line

Definition: a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point

Main entry: crease, crinkle, seam, line, furrow, wrinkle

Definition: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

Usage: his face has many lines; ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

Definitions for (verb) line

Main entry: line

Definition: reinforce with fabric

Usage: lined books are more enduring

Main entry: line

Definition: fill plentifully

Usage: line one's pockets

Main entry: line

Definition: cover the interior of

Usage: line the gloves; line a chimney

Main entry: line

Definition: mark with lines

Usage: sorrow had lined his face

Main entry: trace, delineate, describe, draw, line

Definition: make a mark or lines on a surface

Usage: draw a line; trace the outline of a figure in the sand

Main entry: run along, line

Definition: be in line with; form a line along

Usage: trees line the riverbank

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