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line

 
Noun line has 29 senses
  1. line - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    formation
    --1 has particulars:
     rivet line; chorus, chorus line; diagonal; linemen; lineup; row; rank
  2. line - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"; "The substance produced characteristic lines on the spectroscope"
    --2 is a kind of
    mark, print
    --2 has particulars:
     cross hair, cross wire; dotted line; ascender; bar line; descender; squiggle, curlicue; spectrum line; trend line; isometric line, isometric; graduation; guideline; hairline; shaft; serif, seriph; staff line; ledger line, leger line
    Derived forms: verb line4, verb line3
  3. line - 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"
    --3 is a kind of
    formation
    --3 has particulars:
     diagonal; file, single file, Indian file; line of march; line of succession; picket line; conga line; trap line; queue, waiting line
    Derived form: verb line1
  4. line - a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
    --4 is a kind of
    shape, form
    --4 has particulars:
     curve; curve, curved shape; straight line; geodesic, geodesic line; perimeter; centerline, center line; boundary, edge, bound
  5. line - 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"
    --5 is a kind of
    text, textual matter
    --5 is a part of stanza; letter, missive
    --5 has particulars:
     opening line; heading, header, head; line of poetry, line of verse; by-line, credit line; dateline; verse, verse line; punch line, laugh line, gag line, tag line; actor's line, speech, words; orphan; spiel, patter, line of gab; sound bite; bottom line
  6. line - a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
    --6 is a kind of
    electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation
    --6 is a part of electromagnetic spectrum
  7. line - a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
    --7 is a kind of
    military position, position
    --7 has particulars:
     firing line; battlefront, front, front line; line of battle; battle line
  8. argumentation, logical argument, line of reasoning, line - the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
    --8 is a kind of reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought
    --8 has particulars: line of inquiry, line of questioning; casuistry; policy
  9. cable, line, transmission line - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
    --9 is a kind of conductor
    --9 is a part of
     telephone system, phone system; cable, cable television, cable system, cable television service
    --9 has particulars:
     coaxial cable, coax, coax cable; electrical cable; fiber optic cable, fibre optic cable; power line, power cable; printer cable
  10. course, line - 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"
    --10 is a kind of series
    --10 has particulars: stream, flow, current
  11. line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
    --11 is a kind of
    location
    --11 has particulars:
     part; axis; aclinic line, magnetic equator; agonic line; isogonic line, isogonal line, isogone; crest; timber line, timberline, tree line; snow line; fault line; great circle; hemline; hipline; hipline; horizon, apparent horizon, visible horizon, sensible horizon, skyline; isogram, isopleth, isarithm; flight line; line of sight, line of vision; latitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel; lunar latitude; path, route, itinerary; quadrant, quarter-circle; rhumb line, rhumb, loxodrome; danger line; side; waterline, water line, water level; water line, watermark; watershed, water parting, divide; path, track, course; line of force, field line
  12. wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
    --12 is a kind of depression, impression, imprint
    --12 is a part of skin, tegument, cutis
    --12 has particulars:
     crow's foot, crow's feet, laugh line; dermatoglyphic; frown line; line of life, life line, lifeline; line of heart, heart line, love line, mensal line; line of fate, line of destiny, line of Saturn
    Derived form: verb line4
  13. pipeline, line - a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
    --13 is a kind of pipe, pipage, piping
    --13 has particulars: Alaskan pipeline, trans-Alaska pipeline; gas line; oil pipeline
  14. line, railway line, rail line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
    --14 is a kind of road, route
    --14 has parts: railroad bed; railroad track, railroad, railway
    --14 has particulars:
     branch line, spur track, spur; trunk line, trunk route
  15. telephone line, phone line, telephone circuit, subscriber line, line - a telephone connection
    --15 is a kind of connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective
    --15 has particulars:
     digital subscriber line, DSL; hot line; land line, landline; party line; private line; toll line; trunk line; WATS, WATS line
  16. line - acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
    --16 is a kind of
    conformity, conformation, compliance, abidance
  17. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
    --17 is a kind of genealogy, family tree
    --17 has particulars:
     family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry; breed; side
  18. line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
    --18 is a kind of
    artifact, artefact
    --18 has part: bitter end; drip loop
    --18 has particulars:
     becket; cord; lanyard, laniard; lifeline; lifeline; mooring, mooring line; painter; ratline, ratlin; rope; sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud; shroud; strand; towline, towrope, towing line, towing rope; trace
  19. occupation, business, job, line of work, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
    --19 is a kind of activity
    --19 has particulars:
     sport; farming, land; game, biz; career, calling, vocation; employment, work; appointment; position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation; treadmill, salt mine; trade, craft; profession; metier, medium; accountancy, accounting; photography; catering
  20. line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
    --20 is a kind of
    mark, print
    --20 has particulars:
     balkline, baulk-line, string line; finishing line, finish line; foul line; foul line; foul line; baseline; goal line; red line; scrimmage line, line of scrimmage; service line, baseline; sideline, out of bounds; start, starting line; yard line
  21. channel, communication channel, line - (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
    --21 is a kind of communication, communicating
    --21 has particulars:
     back channel; lens; liaison, link, contact, inter-group communication
  22. line, product line, line of products, line of merchandise, business line, line of business - a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"
    --22 is a kind of merchandise, wares, product
    --22 has parts: top of the line
    --22 has particulars: sideline
  23. line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
    --23 is a kind of
    carrier, common carrier
    --23 is a part of transportation system, transportation, transit
    --23 has particulars:
     airline, airline business, airway; railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system; steamship company, steamship line; transit line
  24. agate line, line - space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
    --24 is a kind of area unit, square measure
  25. credit line, line of credit, bank line, line, personal credit line, personal line of credit - the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
    --25 is a kind of credit
    --25 has particulars: consumer credit
  26. tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
    --26 is a kind of music
    --26 has parts: phrase, musical phrase
    --26 has particulars:
     flourish, fanfare, tucket; glissando; roulade; leitmotiv, leitmotif; theme song; signature, signature tune, theme song; theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea; part, voice
  27. note, short letter, line, billet - a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
    --27 is a kind of personal letter
    --27 has particulars: excuse
  28. line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast - a conceptual separation or demarcation; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
    --28 is a kind of differentiation, distinction
    --28 has particulars: Rubicon, point of no return
  29. production line, assembly line, line - mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
    --29 is a kind of mechanical system
    --29 is a part of factory, mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory
    --29 has parts:
     conveyer belt, conveyor belt, conveyer, conveyor, transporter
Verb line has 6 senses
  1. line, run along - be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"
    --1 is one way to lie
    Derived form: noun line3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. line - cover the interior of (garments); "line the gloves"
    --2 is one way to
    cover
    Derived forms: noun liner2, noun lining2, noun lining1, noun lining4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. trace, draw, line, describe, delineate - make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
    --3 is one way to mark
    Derived forms: noun line2, noun lineation1, noun lineation2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. line - mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
    --4 is one way to
    score, nock, mark
    Derived forms: noun line12, noun line2, noun lineation1, noun lineation2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. line - fill plentifully; "line one's pockets"
    --5 is one way to
    fill, fill up, make full
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  6. line - reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"
    --6 is one way to
    reinforce, reenforce
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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