Synonyms for (noun) line

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: line

Definition: acting in conformity

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

Similar words: compliance, abidance, conformation, conformity

Definition: acting according to certain accepted standards

Usage: their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices


Synonyms: cable, transmission line, line

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

Similar words: conductor

Definition: a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.


Synonyms: line

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

Usage: a washing line

Similar words: artefact, artifact

Definition: a man-made object taken as a whole


Synonyms: line, rail line, railway line

Definition: the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

Similar words: road, route

Definition: an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation


Synonyms: line

Definition: a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

Similar words: carrier, common carrier

Definition: a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: merchandise, product, ware

Definition: commodities offered for sale

Usage: good business depends on having good merchandise; that store offers a variety of products


Synonyms: pipeline, line

Definition: a pipe used to transport liquids or gases

Usage: a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport

Similar words: pipage, pipe, piping

Definition: a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: mechanical system

Definition: a system of elements that interact on mechanical principles


Synonyms: phone line, telephone circuit, telephone line, subscriber line, line

Definition: a telephone connection

Similar words: connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion

Definition: an instrumentality that connects

Usage: he soldered the connection; he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers


Synonyms: contrast, demarcation, dividing line, line

Definition: a conceptual separation or distinction

Usage: there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity

Similar words: differentiation, distinction

Definition: a discrimination between things as different and distinct

Usage: it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning

Definition: thinking that is coherent and logical


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: communicating, communication

Definition: the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

Usage: they could not act without official communication from Moscow


Synonyms: billet, short letter, note, line

Definition: a short personal letter

Usage: drop me a line when you get there

Similar words: personal letter

Definition: a letter dealing with personal affairs


Synonyms: line

Definition: a mark that is long relative to its width

Usage: He drew a line on the chart

Similar words: mark, print

Definition: a visible indication made on a surface

Usage: some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks; paw prints were everywhere


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: text, textual matter

Definition: the words of something written

Usage: there were more than a thousand words of text; they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech; he wants to reconstruct the original text


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: suasion, persuasion

Definition: the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: music

Definition: an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: family tree, genealogy

Definition: successive generations of kin


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: series

Definition: similar things placed in order or happening one after another

Usage: they were investigating a series of bank robberies


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: formation

Definition: an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

Usage: a defensive formation; a formation of planes


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: formation

Definition: an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

Usage: a defensive formation; a formation of planes


Synonyms: line

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

Similar words: location

Definition: a point or extent in space


Synonyms: line

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

Similar words: mark, print

Definition: a visible indication made on a surface

Usage: some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks; paw prints were everywhere


Synonyms: line

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

Usage: they attacked the enemy's line

Similar words: position, military position

Definition: a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons


Synonyms: line

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

Similar words: electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation

Definition: radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge


Synonyms: personal credit line, personal line of credit, bank line, credit line, line, line of credit

Definition: the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

Similar words: credit

Definition: money available for a client to borrow


Synonyms: line, agate line

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

Similar words: area unit, square measure

Definition: a system of units used to measure areas


Synonyms: line

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

Similar words: form, shape

Definition: the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

Usage: geometry is the mathematical science of shape


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: depression, impression, imprint

Definition: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

Usage: he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud

Synonyms for (verb) line

Synonyms: line

Definition: reinforce with fabric

Usage: lined books are more enduring

Similar words: reenforce, reinforce

Definition: make stronger

Usage: he reinforced the concrete


Synonyms: line

Definition: fill plentifully

Usage: line one's pockets

Similar words: fill, fill up, make full

Definition: make full, also in a metaphorical sense

Usage: fill a container; fill the child with pride


Synonyms: line

Definition: cover the interior of

Usage: line the gloves; line a chimney

Similar words: cover

Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers


Synonyms: line

Definition: mark with lines

Usage: sorrow had lined his face

Similar words: score, mark, nock

Definition: make small marks into the surface of

Usage: score the clay before firing it


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: mark

Definition: make or leave a mark on

Usage: the scouts marked the trail; ash marked the believers' foreheads


Synonyms: run along, line

Definition: be in line with; form a line along

Usage: trees line the riverbank

Similar words: lie

Definition: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position