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life·line

 (līf′līn′)
n.
1.
a. An anchored line thrown as a support to someone falling or drowning.
b. A line shot to a ship in distress.
c. A line used to raise and lower deep-sea divers.
2.
a. A means or route by which necessary supplies are transported.
b. One that is or is regarded as a source of salvation in a crisis.
3. A diagonal line crossing the palm of the hand and believed to indicate the length and major events of one's life.

lifeline

(ˈlaɪfˌlaɪn)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a line thrown or fired aboard a vessel for hauling in a hawser for a breeches buoy
2. (Nautical Terms) any rope or line attached to a vessel or trailed from it for the safety of passengers, crew, swimmers, etc
3. (Nautical Terms) a line by which a deep-sea diver is raised or lowered
4. a vital line of access or communication

life•line

(ˈlaɪfˌlaɪn)

n.
1. a line or rope for saving life, as one attached to a lifeboat.
2. any of various lines running above the decks, spars, etc., of a ship or boat to give sailors something to grasp when there is danger of falling or being washed away.
3. the line by which a diver is lowered and raised.
4. any of several anchored lines used by swimmers for support.
5. a route over which supplies must be sent to sustain an area or group of persons otherwise isolated.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lifeline - a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
crinkle, wrinkle, furrow, crease, seam, line - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
2.lifeline - support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection); "the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin"; "she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"
support - something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest; "the policy found little public support"; "his faith was all the support he needed"; "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"
3.lifeline - line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
4.lifeline - line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
ridge rope - either of a pair of lifelines running alongside the bowsprit of a ship

lifeline

noun means of survival, rescue, safety device, life belt, way of continuing, rescue device The orders will throw a lifeline to British shipyards.
Translations
حَبْل للوقايَه من السُّقوط
záchranné lano
livline
mentőkötél
líflína
záchranné lano
cankurtaran halatı

lifeline

[ˈlaɪflaɪn] Ncuerda f de salvamento (fig) → cordón m umbilical, sustento m

lifeline

[ˈlaɪflaɪn] n
(fig) (= means of survival) → planche f de salut
The orders will throw a lifeline to Britain's shipyards → Les commandes seront une planche de salut pour les chantiers navals britanniques.
(lit) (on ship)sauvegarde f; (for diver)filin m de sécurité

lifeline

[ˈlaɪfˌlaɪn] n (on ship) → sagola di salvataggio; (for diver) → cavo di recupero or di salvataggio
it was his lifeline (fig) → era vitale per lui

life

(laif) plural lives (laivz) noun
1. the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead. Doctors are fighting to save the child's life.
2. the period between birth and death. He had a long and happy life.
3. liveliness. She was full of life and energy.
4. a manner of living. She lived a life of ease and idleness.
5. the period during which any particular state exists. He had many different jobs during his working life.
6. living things. It is now believed that there may be life on Mars; animal life.
7. the story of a life. He has written a life of Churchill.
8. life imprisonment. He was given life for murder.
ˈlifeless adjective
1. dead. a lifeless body.
2. not lively; uninteresting. The actress gave a lifeless performance.
ˈlifelike adjective
like a living person, animal etc. The statue was very lifelike; a lifelike portrait.
life-and-ˈdeath adjective
serious and deciding between life and death. a life-and-death struggle.
ˈlifebelt noun
a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeboat noun
a boat for saving shipwrecked people.
ˈlifebuoy noun
a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he can be rescued.
ˈlife-cycle noun
the various stages through which a living thing passes. the life-cycle of the snail.
life expectancy
the (average) length of time a person can expect to live.
ˈlifeguard noun
a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc.
ˈlife-jacket noun
a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeline noun
a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.
ˈlifelong adjective
lasting the whole length of a life. a lifelong friendship.
ˈlife-saving noun
the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning. The boy is being taught life-saving.
ˈlife-size(d) adjective, adverb
(of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original. a life-sized statue.
ˈlifetime noun
the period of a person's life. He saw many changes in his lifetime.
as large as life
in person; actually. I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life
to make lively or interesting. His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life
to become lively or interesting. The play did not come to life until the last act.
for life
until death. They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party
a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party.
not for the life of me
not even if it was necessary in order to save my life. I couldn't for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life!
certainly not!. `Will you get married?' `Not on your life!'
take life
to kill. It is a sin to take life.
take one's life
to kill oneself.
take one's life in one's hands
to take the risk of being killed.
to the life
exactly (like). When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.
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