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line 1

 (līn)
n.
1. Mathematics A geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction and the reverse direction.
2.
a. A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.
b. A similar mark cut or scratched into a surface.
c. A crease in the skin, especially on the face; a wrinkle.
3.
a. A real or imaginary mark positioned in relation to fixed points of reference.
b. A degree or circle of longitude or latitude drawn on a map or globe.
c. The equator. Used with the.
4.
a. A border or boundary: the county line.
b. A demarcation: a line of darker water beyond the reef.
c. A contour or an outline: the line of the hills against the evening sky.
5.
a. A mark used to define a shape or represent a contour.
b. Any of the marks that make up the formal design of a picture.
6.
a. A cable, rope, string, cord, or wire.
b. Nautical A rope used aboard a ship.
c. A fishing line.
d. A clothesline.
e. A cord or tape used, as by builders or surveyors, for measuring, leveling, or straightening.
7. A pipe or system of pipes for conveying a fluid: gas lines.
8. An electric-power transmission cable.
9.
a. A wire or system of wires connecting telephone or telegraph systems.
b. An open or functioning telephone connection: tried to get a free line.
10.
a. A passenger or cargo system of public or private transportation, as by ship, aircraft, or bus, usually over a definite route.
b. A company owning or managing such a system.
11.
a. A railway track or system of tracks.
b. A particular section of a railway network: the Philadelphia-Trenton line.
12. A course of progress or movement; a route: a line of flight.
13.
a. A general method, manner, or course of procedure: different lines of thought; took a hard line on defense.
b. A manner or course of procedure determined by a specified factor: development along socialist lines.
c. An official or prescribed policy: the party line.
14. often lines A general concept or model: a trilogy along the lines of the Oresteia.
15.
a. The condition of being in proper or aligned position: Is the table in line with the sofa?
b. A condition of agreement or correspondence: Your attitude is in line with mine. Is the policy in line with reality?
16.
a. One's trade, occupation, or field of interest: What line of work are you in?
b. Range of competence: not in my line.
17. Merchandise or services of a similar or related nature: carries a complete line of small tools.
18. A group of persons or things arranged in a row or series: long lines at the box office; a line of stones.
19.
a. Ancestry or lineage.
b. A series of persons, especially from one family, who succeed each other: a line of monarchs; comes from a long line of bankers.
c. A strain, as of livestock or plants, developed and maintained by selective breeding.
20.
a. A sequence of related things that leads to a certain ending: a line of argument.
b. An ordered system of operations that allows a sequential manufacture or assembly of goods at all or various stages of production.
c. The personnel of an organization or a business who actually make a product or perform a service.
21. A horizontal row of printed or written words or symbols.
22. One of the horizontal scans forming a television image.
23. A brief letter; a note: I'll drop you a line.
24.
a. A unit of verse ending in a visual or typographic break and generally characterized by its length and meter: a line of iambic pentameter.
b. A unit of uninterrupted text spoken by an actor in a theatrical presentation: spent the weekend learning her lines.
25. Informal Glib or insincere talk, usually intended to deceive or impress: He kept on handing me a line about how busy he is.
26. lines Chiefly British
a. A marriage certificate.
b. A usually specified number of lines of prose or verse to be written out by a pupil as punishment.
27. Games A horizontal demarcation on a scorecard in bridge dividing the honor score from the trick score.
28.
a. A source of information.
b. The information itself: got a line on the computer project.
29.
a. Music One of the five parallel marks constituting a staff.
b. A sustained melodic or harmonic part in a piece: strained to hear the tenor line.
30.
a. A formation in which elements, such as troops, tanks, or ships, are arranged abreast of one another.
b. The battle area closest to the enemy; the front.
c. The combat troops or warships at the front, arrayed for defense or offense.
d. The regular forces of an army or a navy, in contrast to staff and support personnel.
e. The class of officers in direct command of warships or of army combat units.
f. A bulwark or trench.
g. An extended system of such fortifications or defenses: the Siegfried line.
31. Sports
a. A foul line.
b. A real or imaginary mark demarcating a specified section of a playing area or field.
c. A real or imaginary mark or point at which a race begins or ends.
d. The center and two wings making up a hockey team's offensive unit.
e. Football A line of scrimmage.
f. Football The linemen considered as a group.
32. Informal The odds a bookmaker gives, especially for sports events.
33. The proportion of an insurance risk assumed by a particular underwriter or company.
34. Slang An amount of powdered cocaine arranged in a thin, long strip for snorting.
v. lined, lin·ing, lines
v.tr.
1. To mark, incise, or cover with a line or lines.
2. To represent with lines.
3. To place in a series or row.
4. To form a bordering line along: Small stalls lined the alley.
5. Baseball To hit (a ball) sharply so that it flies low and fast.
v.intr. Baseball
To hit a line drive: lined out to shortstop.
Phrasal Verb:
line up
1. To arrange in or form a line.
2. Football To take one's position in a formation before a snap or kickoff.
3. To organize or make ready: lined up considerable support for the bill.
4. To engage or schedule: lined up some freelance work for next month; lined up a speaker for graduation.
Idioms:
all along the line
1. In every place.
2. At every stage or moment.
down the line
1. All the way; throughout: Errors are to be found down the line.
2. At a point or an end in the future.
in line for
Next in order for: in line for the presidency.
on the line
1. Ready or available for immediate payment.
2. So as to be risked; in jeopardy: "Careers were on the line once again" (Seymour M. Hersh).
out of line
1. Uncalled-for; improper.
2. Unruly and out of control.

[Middle English, from Old English līne and from Old French ligne, both from Latin līnea, string, cord, from feminine of līneus, of linen, from līnum, thread, linen; see lī̆no- in Indo-European roots.]

line 2

 (līn)
tr.v. lined, lin·ing, lines
1. To fit a covering to the inside surface of: a coat lined with fur.
2. To cover the inner surface of: Moisture lined the walls of the cave.
3. To fill plentifully, as with money or food.
Idiom:
line (one's) pockets
To make a profit, especially by illegitimate means.

[Middle English linen, from line, flax, linen cloth, from Old English līn, from Latin līnum; see lī̆no- in Indo-European roots.]

line

(laɪn)
n
1. a narrow continuous mark, as one made by a pencil, pen, or brush across a surface
2. such a mark cut into or raised from a surface
3. a thin indented mark or wrinkle
4. a straight or curved continuous trace having no breadth that is produced by a moving point
5. (Mathematics) maths
a. any straight one-dimensional geometrical element whose identity is determined by two points. A line segment lies between any two points on a line
b. a set of points (x, y) that satisfies the equation y = mx + c, where m is the gradient and c is the intercept with the y-axis
6. a border or boundary: the county line.
7. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. a white or coloured band indicating a boundary or division on a field, track, etc
b. a mark or imaginary mark at which a race begins or ends
8. (American Football) American football
b. the players arranged in a row on either side of the line of scrimmage at the start of each play
9. a specified point of change or limit: the dividing line between sanity and madness.
10. (Art Terms)
a. the edge or contour of a shape, as in sculpture or architecture, or a mark on a painting, drawing, etc, defining or suggesting this
b. the sum or type of such contours or marks, characteristic of a style or design: the line of a draughtsman; the line of a building.
11. anything long, flexible, and thin, such as a wire or string: a washing line; a fishing line.
12. (Telecommunications) a telephone connection: a direct line to New York.
13. (Electrical Engineering)
a. a conducting wire, cable, or circuit for making connections between pieces of electrical apparatus, such as a cable for electric-power transmission, telecommunications, etc
b. (as modifier): the line voltage.
14. a system of travel or transportation, esp over agreed routes: a shipping line.
15. a company operating such a system
16. (Railways) a route between two points on a railway
17. (Railways) chiefly
a. a railway track, including the roadbed, sleepers, etc
b. one of the rails of such a track
18. NZ a roadway usually in a rural area
19. a course or direction of movement or advance: the line of flight of a bullet.
20. a course or method of action, behaviour, etc: take a new line with him.
21. a policy or prescribed course of action or way of thinking (often in the phrases bring or come into line)
22. a field of study, interest, occupation, trade, or profession: this book is in your line.
23. alignment; true (esp in the phrases in line, out of line)
24. (Commerce) one kind of product or article: a nice line in hats.
25. NZ a collection of bales of wool all of the one type
26. a row of persons or things: a line of cakes on the conveyor belt.
27. a chronological or ancestral series, esp of people: a line of prime ministers.
28. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a row of words printed or written across a page or column
29. (Poetry) a unit of verse consisting of the number of feet appropriate to the metre being used and written or printed with the words in a single row
30. a short letter; note: just a line to say thank you.
31. a piece of useful information or hint about something: give me a line on his work.
32. (Broadcasting) one of a number of narrow horizontal bands forming a television picture
33. (General Physics) physics a narrow band in an electromagnetic spectrum, resulting from a transition in an atom, ion, or molecule of a gas or plasma
34. (Music, other) music
a. any of the five horizontal marks that make up the stave. Compare space10
b. the musical part or melody notated on one such set
c. a discernible shape formed by sequences of notes or musical sounds: a meandering melodic line.
d. (in polyphonic music) a set of staves that are held together with a bracket or brace
35. (General Physics) a unit of magnetic flux equal to 1 maxwell
36. (Fortifications) a defensive or fortified position, esp one that marks the most forward position in war or a national boundary: the front line.
37. (Nautical Terms) line ahead line abreast a formation adopted by a naval unit for manoeuvring
38. (Military) a formation adopted by a body or a number of military units when drawn up abreast
39. (Nautical Terms) the combatant forces of certain armies and navies, excluding supporting arms
40. (Military) the combatant forces of certain armies and navies, excluding supporting arms
41. (Fencing) fencing one of four divisions of the target on a fencer's body, considered as areas to which specific attacks are made
42. (Hunting) the scent left by a fox
43. (Navigation)
a. the equator (esp in the phrase crossing the line)
b. any circle or arc on the terrestrial or celestial sphere
44. (Physical Geography)
a. the equator (esp in the phrase crossing the line)
b. any circle or arc on the terrestrial or celestial sphere
45. (Insurance) the amount of insurance written by an underwriter for a particular risk
46. US and Canadian a line of people, vehicles, etc, waiting for something. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): queue
47. slang a portion of a powdered drug for snorting
48. slang something said for effect, esp to solicit for money, sex, etc: he gave me his usual line.
49. (Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting denoting entries above a horizontal line on a profit and loss account, separating those that establish the profit or loss from those that show how the profit is distributed
50. (Banking & Finance) denoting revenue transactions rather than capital transactions in a nation's accounts
51. (Marketing) marketing expenditure on media advertising through an agency, rather than internally arranged advertising, such as direct mail, free samples, etc
52. (Card Games) bridge denoting bonus points, marked above the horizontal line on the score card
53. (Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting denoting entries below a horizontal line on a profit and loss account, separating those that establish the profit or loss from those that show how the profit is distributed
54. (Banking & Finance) denoting capital transactions rather than revenue transactions in a nation's accounts
55. (Marketing) marketing denoting expenditure on advertising by other means than the traditional media, such as the provision of free gifts, special displays, direct mailshots, etc
56. (Card Games) bridge denoting points scored towards game and rubber, marked below the horizontal line on the score card
57. all along the line
a. at every stage in a series
b. in every detail
58. do a line informal Irish and Austral to associate (with a person of the opposite sex) regularly; go out (with): he is doing a line with her.
59. draw the line to reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on): her father draws the line at her coming in after midnight.
60. get a line on informal to obtain information about
61. (Telecommunications) to keep a telephone line open
62. (Soccer) football to prevent the opponents from taking the ball forward
63. (Rugby) football to prevent the opponents from taking the ball forward
64. (Military) (of soldiers) to keep formation, as when under fire
65. in line for in the running for; a candidate for: he's in line for a directorship.
66. in line with conforming to
67. in the line of duty as a necessary and usually undesired part of the performance of one's responsibilities
68. lay on the line put on the line
a. to pay money
b. to speak frankly and directly
c. to risk (one's career, reputation, etc) on something
69. shoot a line informal to try to create a false image, as by boasting or exaggerating
70. step out of line to fail to conform to expected standards, attitudes, etc
71. toe the line to conform to expected standards, attitudes, etc
vb
72. (tr) to mark with a line or lines
73. (tr) to draw or represent with a line or lines
74. (tr) to be or put as a border to: tulips lined the lawns.
75. to place in or form a row, series, or alignment
[C13: partly from Old French ligne, ultimately from Latin līnea, n use of līneus flaxen, from līnum flax; partly from Old English līn, ultimately also from Latin līnum flax]
ˈlinable, ˈlineable adj
lined adj
ˈlineˌlike adj
ˈliny, ˈliney adj

line

(laɪn)
vb (tr)
1. (Knitting & Sewing) to attach an inside covering to (a garment, curtain, etc), as for protection, to hide the seaming, or so that it should hang well
2. to cover or fit the inside of: to line the walls with books.
3. to fill plentifully: a purse lined with money.
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to reinforce the back of (a book) with fabric, paper, etc
[C14: ultimately from Latin līnum flax, since linings were often made of linen]

line1

(laɪn)

n., v. lined, lin•ing. n.
1. a long mark of very slight breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface.
2. a continuous extent of length, straight or curved, without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point.
3. something arranged along a line, esp. a straight line; a row: a line of trees.
4. a number of persons standing one behind the other and waiting their turns at or for something; queue.
5. something resembling a traced line, as a seam or furrow: lines of stratification in rock.
6. a furrow or wrinkle on the face, neck, etc.
7. an indication of demarcation; boundary; limit: the county line; a fine line between right and wrong.
8. a row of written or printed letters, words, etc.
9. a unit in the metrical structure of a poem or lyric, composed of feet.
10. Usu., lines. the words of an actor's part in a drama, musical comedy, etc.
11. a short written message: Drop me a line when you're on vacation.
12. a system of public conveyances, as buses or trains, plying regularly over a fixed route.
13. a transportation company: a steamship line.
14. a course of direction; route: the line of march.
15. a course of action, procedure, thought, policy, etc.: That newspaper follows a conservative line.
16. a piece of pertinent or useful information: I've got a line on a good used car.
17. a series of generations of persons, animals, or plants descended from a common ancestor: a line of kings.
18. a person's occupation or business: What line are you in?
19. Informal. a mode of conversation intended to impress or influence: He handed us a line about his rich relatives.
20. outline or contour: a ship of fine lines.
21. lines,
a. a plan of construction, action, or procedure: two books written along the same lines.
b. Chiefly Brit. a certificate of marriage.
22. a circle of the terrestrial or celestial sphere: the equinoctial line.
23. Art.
a. a mark made by a pencil, brush, or the like, that defines the contour of a shape, forms hatching, etc.
b. the edge of a shape.
24.
a. a telephone connection: Please hold the line.
b. a wire circuit connecting two or more pieces of electric apparatus, esp. the circuit connecting points or stations in a telegraph or telephone system or the system itself.
25. a stock of goods of the same general class but having a range of styles, sizes, prices, or quality.
26. an assembly line.
27. Law. a limit defining one estate from another; the outline or boundary of a piece of real estate.
28. (in bridge) a line on a score sheet below which points are scored toward game and above which bonus points are scored.
29. Music. any of the straight, horizontal, parallel strokes of the staff, or one placed above or below the staff.
30.
a. a series of fortifications: the Maginot line.
b. Often, lines. a distribution of troops, ships, etc., arranged for defense or drawn up for battle: behind enemy lines.
c. the combatant forces of an army or navy, or their officers.
31. a body or formation of troops or ships drawn up abreast (disting. from column).
32. that part of an administrative organization consisting of persons actively engaged on a given project.
33. a thread, string, cord, rope, etc.
34. a clothesline.
35. a cord, wire, etc., used for measuring or as a guide.
36. a pipe or hose: a steam line.
37. a rope or cable used at sea.
38. Slang. a small quantity of cocaine arranged in the form of a slender thread, as for sniffing.
39. a cord or string with a hook, sinker, float, etc., for catching fish.
40.
a. either of the two front rows of opposing football players lined up opposite each other on the line of scrimmage.
41. the betting odds established by bookmakers for events not covered by pari-mutuel betting, esp. sporting events, as football or basketball.
42. the two wings and center that comprise an ice hockey team's offensive unit.
v.i.
43. to take a position in a line; range (often fol. by up).
44. Baseball.
a. to hit a line drive.
b. to line out.
v.t.
45. to bring into a line, or into line with others (often fol. by up): to line up troops.
46. to mark with a line or lines.
47. to form a line along: Rocks lined the drive.
48. to apply liner to (the eyes).
49. to delineate with or as if with lines; draw: to line a silhouette.
50. line out,
a. Baseball. to be put out by hitting a line drive caught on the fly by a player of the opposing team.
b. Informal. to execute or perform: to line out a song.
51. line up, to secure; make available.
Idioms:
1. down the line,
a. in every way; thoroughly.
b. in the future.
2. draw the line, to impose a restriction or limit.
3. hold the line, to maintain the status quo, esp. in order to forestall unfavorable developments.
4. in (the) line of duty, in the execution of one's duties, esp. with regard to the responsibility for life and death.
5. lay it on the line, Informal. to impart information directly and frankly.
6. off line,
a. occurring or functioning away from the central work location, as an assembly line.
b. not in operation; not functioning.
c. not actively linked to a computer or central computer.
7. on line,
a. on or part of an assembly line.
b. in or into operation.
c. actively linked to a computer.
8. on the line,
a. in a vulnerable position.
b. during the transaction; immediately: to pay cash on the line.
9. out of line,
a. not in a straight line.
b. disrespectful; presumptuous.
[before 1000; Middle English li(g)ne, partly < Old French ligne (< Latin līnea, orig. n. use of feminine of līneus flaxen <līn(um) flax (see line2)]
lin′a•ble, line′a•ble, adj.

line2

(laɪn)

v. lined, lin•ing. v.t.
1. to cover the inner side or surface of: to line a coat with blue silk.
2. to cover: Bookcases lined the walls.
3. to furnish or fill: to line shelves with provisions.
4. to reinforce (the back of a book) with glued fabric, paper, vellum, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English lynen, derivative of line linen, flax, Old English līn < Latin līnum flax]

line

(līn)
A geometric figure formed by a point moving in a fixed direction and in the reverse direction. The intersection of two planes is a line. ♦ The part of a line that lies between two points on the line is called a line segment.

line

In artillery and naval gunfire support, a spotting, or an observation, used by a spotter or an observer to indicate that a burst(s) occurred on the spotting line.

Line

 a series or rank of objects or persons, usually of the same kind; a series of persons in chronological order, usually of family descent.

line


Past participle: lined
Gerund: lining

Imperative
line
line
Present
I line
you line
he/she/it lines
we line
you line
they line
Preterite
I lined
you lined
he/she/it lined
we lined
you lined
they lined
Present Continuous
I am lining
you are lining
he/she/it is lining
we are lining
you are lining
they are lining
Present Perfect
I have lined
you have lined
he/she/it has lined
we have lined
you have lined
they have lined
Past Continuous
I was lining
you were lining
he/she/it was lining
we were lining
you were lining
they were lining
Past Perfect
I had lined
you had lined
he/she/it had lined
we had lined
you had lined
they had lined
Future
I will line
you will line
he/she/it will line
we will line
you will line
they will line
Future Perfect
I will have lined
you will have lined
he/she/it will have lined
we will have lined
you will have lined
they will have lined
Future Continuous
I will be lining
you will be lining
he/she/it will be lining
we will be lining
you will be lining
they will be lining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lining
you have been lining
he/she/it has been lining
we have been lining
you have been lining
they have been lining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lining
you will have been lining
he/she/it will have been lining
we will have been lining
you will have been lining
they will have been lining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lining
you had been lining
he/she/it had been lining
we had been lining
you had been lining
they had been lining
Conditional
I would line
you would line
he/she/it would line
we would line
you would line
they would line
Past Conditional
I would have lined
you would have lined
he/she/it would have lined
we would have lined
you would have lined
they would have lined

line

To place greaseproof or wax paper inside a cooking tin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.line - a formation of people or things one beside anotherline - 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"
rivet line - a line of rivets at a seam; "the fuselage cracked along the rivet line"
chorus line, chorus - a body of dancers or singers who perform together
diagonal - an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard; "the bishop moves on the diagonals"
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
linemen - the football players who line up on the line of scrimmage
lineup - a line of persons arranged by police for inspection or identification
row - an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line; "a row of chairs"
rank - a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another; "the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"
2.line - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
cross hair, cross wire - either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration; "he had the target in his cross hairs"
print, mark - a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"
dotted line - a line made up of dots or dashes; often used to indicate where you are supposed to sign a contract; "just sign on the dotted line"
ascender - (printing) the part of tall lowercase letters that extends above the other lowercase letters
bar line - a vertical line before the accented beat marking the boundary between musical bars
descender - (printing) the part of lowercase letters that extends below the other lowercase letters
squiggle, curlicue - a short twisting line
spectrum line - an isolated component of a spectrum formed by radiation at a uniform frequency
trend line - a line on a graph indicating a statistical trend
isometric, isometric line - a line connecting isometric points
graduation - a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement; "the ruler had 16 graduations per inch"
guideline - a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
hairline - a very thin line
shaft - a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
serif, seriph - a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
staff line - any of the 5 horizontal marks comprising a staff
ledger line, leger line - a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff
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"
diagonal - an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard; "the bishop moves on the diagonals"
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
Indian file, single file, file - a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
line of march - the arrangement of people in a line for marching
line of succession - the order in which individuals are expected to succeed one another in some official position
picket line - a line of people acting as pickets
conga line - a line of people in single file performing the conga dance
trap line - a line or series of traps
queue, waiting line - a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
4.line - a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
curve - a line on a graph representing data
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
straight line - a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature; "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"
geodesic, geodesic line - (mathematics) the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere)
perimeter - a line enclosing a plane areas
center line, centerline - a line that bisects a plane figure
bound, boundary, edge - a line determining the limits of an area
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"
opening line - the first line of a piece of writing (as a newspaper story)
header, heading, head - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
line of poetry, line of verse - a single line of words in a poem
by-line, credit line - a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
dateline - a line at the beginning of a news article giving the date and place of origin of the news dispatch
verse line, verse - a line of metrical text
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "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"
letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
gag line, punch line, tag line, laugh line - the point of a joke or humorous story
actor's line, words, speech - words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"
orphan - the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
sound bite - a very short speech; usually on radio or television
bottom line - the last line in an audit; the line that shows profit or loss
6.line - a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation - radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge
electromagnetic spectrum - the entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves
7.line - a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
firing line - the line from which soldiers deliver fire
battlefront, front line, front - the line along which opposing armies face each other
line of battle - a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack
battle line - the line along which warring troops meet
military position, position - a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
8.line - 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"
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
line of inquiry, line of questioning - an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
casuistry - argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
policy - a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
9.line - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric powerline - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
cable system, cable television service, cable television, cable - a television system that transmits over cables
coax, coax cable, coaxial cable - a transmission line for high-frequency signals
conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
electrical cable - a cable that provides an electrical connection for telephone or television or power stations
fiber optic cable, fibre optic cable - a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light
power cable, power line - cable used to distribute electricity
printer cable - a cable between a computer and a printer
phone system, telephone system - a communication system that transmits sound between distant points
10.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"
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
stream, current, flow - dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history"
11.line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
location - a point or extent in space
parting, part - a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions; "his part was right in the middle"
axis - a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
aclinic line, magnetic equator - an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip
agonic line - an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is zero
isogonal line, isogone, isogonic line - an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is the same
crest - the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
timber line, timberline, tree line - line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes
snow line - the line on a mountain above which there is perpetual snow and ice
fault line - (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
great circle - a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center
hemline - the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat
hipline - the line formed by the lower edge of hip-length garment
hipline - the line formed by measuring the hip at its greatest part
apparent horizon, horizon, sensible horizon, visible horizon, skyline - the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
isarithm, isogram, isopleth - a line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable
flight line - place where airplanes are parked and the maintenance hangars (but not the runways or taxiways)
line of sight, line of vision - an imaginary straight line along which an observer looks
line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel, latitude - an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
lunar latitude - an imaginary line around the moon parallel to its equator
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
quadrant, quarter-circle - a quarter of the circumference of a circle
loxodrome, rhumb, rhumb line - a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction
danger line - a line beyond which it is dangerous to go
side - a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; "the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"
water line, waterline, water level - a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship
watermark, water line - a line marking the level reached by a body of water
water parting, watershed, divide - a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
track, path, course - a line or route along which something travels or moves; "the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; "the track of an animal"; "the course of the river"
field line, line of force - an imaginary line in a field of force; direction of the line at any point is the direction of the force at that point
12.line - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
crow's feet, crow's foot, laugh line - a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
dermatoglyphic - the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet)
frown line - a facial wrinkle associated with frowning
life line, lifeline, line of life - a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
heart line, line of heart, love line, mensal line - a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
line of destiny, line of fate, line of Saturn - a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
13.line - a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
gas line - a pipeline used to transport natural gas; "the workmen broke through the gas line"
oil pipeline - a pipeline used to transport oil
pipage, pipe, piping - a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
14.line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbedline - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
branch line, spur track, spur - a railway line connected to a trunk line
railroad bed - a bed on which railroad track is laid
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
trunk line, trunk route - line that is the main route on a railway
15.line - a telephone connectionline - a telephone connection    
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
digital subscriber line, DSL - a generic name for digital lines that are provided by telephone companies to their local subscribers and that carry data at high speeds
hot line - a direct telephone line between two officials
land line, landline - a telephone line that travels over terrestrial circuits; "a land line can be wire or fiber optics or microwave"
party line - a telephone line serving two or more subscribers
private line - a telephone line serving a single subscriber
toll line - a telephone line for long-distance calls
trunk line - a telephone line connecting two exchanges directly
WATS, WATS line - a telephone line;long distance service at fixed rates for fixed zones; an acronym for wide area telephone service
16.line - acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
abidance, compliance, conformity, conformation - acting according to certain accepted standards; "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"
17.line - the descendants of one individualline - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, family line, sept, folk, family - people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
side - a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his father's side"
family tree, genealogy - successive generations of kin
18.line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
becket - (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship
bitter end - (nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
drip loop - a downward hanging loop in a line that runs to a building; "when it rained water would fall from the drip loop before it reached the building"
laniard, lanyard - (nautical) a line used for extending or fastening rigging on ships
lifeline - line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning
lifeline - line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver
mooring line, mooring - (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
painter - a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing)
ratlin, ratline - (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft
rope - a strong line
mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud, tack, sheet - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
shroud - a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
strand - line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
towing line, towing rope, towline, towrope - (nautical) a rope used in towing
trace - either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
19.line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn moneyline - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
confectionery - the occupation and skills of a confectioner
sport - the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
farming, land - agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more"
biz, game - your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz"
calling, career, vocation - the particular occupation for which you are trained
employment, work - the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
appointment - the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed; "he applied for an appointment in the treasury"
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
salt mine, treadmill - a job involving drudgery and confinement
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
profession - an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
metier, medium - an occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier"
accountancy, accounting - the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
photography - the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
catering - providing food and services
20.line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
print, mark - a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"
balkline, baulk-line, string line - line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game
finish line, finishing line - a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
foul line - lines through 1st and 3rd base indicating the boundaries of a baseball field
foul line - a line across a bowling alley that a bowler must not cross
foul line - a line from which basketball players take penalty shots
baseline - the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases
goal line - a line marking each end of the playing field or pitch; where the goals stand
red line - a line that is colored red and that bisects an ice hockey rink
line of scrimmage, scrimmage line - line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football; "the runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage"
service line, baseline - the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
out of bounds, sideline - a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field
scratch line, starting line, scratch, start - a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
yard line - in football; line parallel to the goal lines indicating position on the field
21.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"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
back channel - an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government); "they negotiated via a back channel"
lens - (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood; "the writer is the lens through which history can be seen"
inter-group communication, liaison, contact, link - a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
line of gab, patter, spiel - plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
22.line - a particular kind of product or merchandiseline - a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
sideline - an auxiliary line of merchandise
top of the line - the best (most expensive) in a given line of merchandise
23.line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
airline business, airline, airway - a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
steamship company, steamship line - a line responsible for the operation of a fleet of steamships
transit line - a line providing public transit
transportation, transportation system, transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
common carrier, carrier - a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
24.line - space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertisingline - space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
25.line - the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
consumer credit - a line of credit extended for personal or household use
credit - money available for a client to borrow
26.line - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequenceline - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
tucket, fanfare, flourish - (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
glissando - a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
roulade - (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
leitmotif, leitmotiv - a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
theme song - a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie
signature tune, theme song, signature - a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
melodic theme, musical theme, theme, idea - (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
part, voice - the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
musical phrase, phrase - a short musical passage
27.line - 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"
persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
28.line - a short personal letterline - a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
personal letter - a letter dealing with personal affairs
excuse - a note explaining an absence; "he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him"
29.line - a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
differentiation, distinction - a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
point of no return, Rubicon - a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment
30.line - mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on itline - mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
conveyer belt, conveyor belt, conveyor, conveyer, transporter - a moving belt that transports objects (as in a factory)
factory, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
mechanical system - a system of elements that interact on mechanical principles
Verb1.line - be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"
rim - run around the rim of; "Sugar rimmed the dessert plate"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2.line - cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney"
reline - provide with a new lining; "the old fur coat must be relined"
face - line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket"
crib - line with beams or planks; "crib a construction hole"
babbitt - line with a Babbitt metal
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
3.line - make a mark or lines on a surfaceline - make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
construct - draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions; "construct an equilateral triangle"
inscribe - draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
circumscribe - draw a line around; "He drew a circle around the points"
circumscribe - to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
draw - engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
4.line - mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
reline - put new lines on; "reline the paper"
nock, score, mark - make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"
hatch - draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper; "hatch the sheet"
crisscross - mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines; "wrinkles crisscrossed her face"
5.line - fill plentifully; "line one's pockets"
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
6.line - reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"
reenforce, reinforce - make stronger; "he reinforced the concrete"

line

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noun
1. stroke, mark, rule, score, bar, band, channel, dash, scratch, slash, underline, streak, stripe, groove Draw a line down the centre of the page.
2. wrinkle, mark, crease, furrow, crow's foot He has a large, generous face with deep lines.
3. row, queue, rank, file, series, column, sequence, convoy, procession, crocodile (Brit.) Children clutching empty bowls form a line.
4. script, part, words, dialogue Learning lines is easy. Acting is difficult.
5. string, cable, wire, strand, rope, thread, cord, filament, wisp a piece of fishing line
6. trajectory, way, course, track, channel, direction, route, path, axis Walk in a straight line.
7. outline, shape, figure, style, cut, features, appearance, profile, silhouette, configuration, contour a dress that follows the line of the body
8. boundary, mark, limit, edge, border, frontier, partition, borderline, demarcation the California state line
9. (Military) formation, front, position, front line, trenches, firing line the fortification they called the Maginot Line
10. approach, policy, position, way, course, practice, scheme, method, technique, procedure, tactic, avenue, ideology, course of action The government promised to take a hard line on terrorism.
11. course, way, direction, tendency, drift, tack What are the benefits of this line of research?
13. brand, make, sort, kind, product, type, label His best selling line is the cheapest lager at £1.99.
14. lineage, family, breed, succession, race, stock, strain, descent, ancestry, parentage We were part of a long line of artists.
15. note, message, letter, memo, report, word, card, e-mail, postcard My phone doesn't work, so drop me a line.
16. series, chain, string, sequence, procession the latest in a long line of successes
17. patter, story, pitch, spiel (informal) Don't be fooled by that line about having seen you before somewhere.
18. clue, lead, hint, indication No one seems able to pursue a line of inquiry far enough to get an answer.
plural noun
1. principle, plan, example, model, pattern, procedure, convention so-called autonomous republics based on ethnic lines
verb
1. border, edge, bound, fringe, rank, skirt, verge, rim Thousands of people lined the streets as the procession went by.
2. mark, draw, crease, furrow, cut, rule, score, trace, underline, inscribe Her face was lined with concern.
draw the line at something object to, prohibit, stop short at, set a limit at, put your foot down over He declared that he would draw the line at hitting a woman.
in line
1. in alignment, lined, level, true, straight, lined up, in a row, plumb Venus, the Sun and Earth were all in line.
2. under control, in order, in check All this was just designed to frighten me and keep me in line.
3. in a queue, in a row, in a column I had been standing in line for three hours.
in line for due for, being considered for, a candidate for, shortlisted for, in the running for, on the short list for, next in succession to He must be in line for a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
in line with in accord, in agreement, in harmony, in step, in conformity This is in line with medical opinion.
line something up
1. align, order, range, arrange, sequence, array, regiment, dispose, marshal, straighten, straighten up, put in a line He lined the glasses up behind the bar.
2. prepare, schedule, organize, secure, obtain, come up with, assemble, get together, lay on, procure He's lining up a two-week tour for the New Year.
line up queue up, file, fall in, form a queue, form ranks The senior leaders lined up behind him in orderly rows.
on the line at risk, in danger, in an endangered position, in jeopardy He wouldn't put his career on the line to help a friend.
toe the line conform, agree, yield, comply, play ball (informal), follow the crowd, run with the pack He's one of the politicians who wouldn't toe the party line.

line

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verb fill, face, cover, reinforce, encase, inlay, interline, ceil They line their dens with leaves or grass.

line

noun
1. An indentation or seam on the skin, especially on the face:
2. A method used in dealing with something:
3. An official or prescribed plan or course of action:
4. Activity pursued as a livelihood:
Slang: racket.
Archaic: employ.
5. A product or products bought and sold in commerce:
commodity, good (used in plural), merchandise, ware.
6. A group of people or things arranged in a row:
7. One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation:
verb
To place in or form a line or lines.Also used with up:
Translations
إتِّجاه، خَط، خُطَّه عامَّهتَجاعيد الوَجْهحَبْلخَطخط حَرْبي
čárařádekrodová liniesíťsměr
=-liniebeklædebrancheet par linierfore
jonoviivavuorosanakirjelinja
crtared
ætt, ættleggurfóîra, klæîa aî innanhrukkajárnbraut, járnbrautarteinarklæîa aî innan
apriseaukladarbības lauksfrontes līnijagrumba
čiaralínianalinkovaťpodšiťriadok
črtagubapodloženpostaviti se v vrstoproga
linjeradledlina
เส้นบรรทัดแถวยาว
kuyrukçizgiçizgi çizmekdizidizilmek
đường kẻhàng

line

1 [laɪn]
A. N
1. (gen) → línea f; (drawn) → raya f
to draw a linetrazar una línea
there's a fine or thin line between genius and madnessla línea que separa la genialidad de la locura es muy sutil
line of latitude/longitudelínea f de latitud/longitud
to put a line through sthtachar or (LAm) rayar algo
the Line (Geog) → el ecuador
to draw the line at sthno tolerar or aceptar algo
one must draw the line somewherehay que fijar ciertos límites
to know where to draw the linesaber dónde pararse
to draw a line under [+ episode, event] → poner punto final a
to be on the line his job is on the linesu puesto está en peligro, se expone a perder su puesto
to lay it on the linedecirlo claramente, hablar con franqueza
to lay or put one's reputation on the linearriesgar su reputación
to put one's neck on the line put one's ass on the line (US) → jugársela
2. (= rope) → cuerda f; (= fishing line) → sedal m; (= clothes line, washing line) → cuerda f para tender la ropa
they threw a line to the man in the seale lanzaron un cable or una cuerda al hombre que estaba en el agua
3. (= wrinkle) (on face etc) → arruga f; (in palmistry) → raya f, línea f
4. [of print, verse] → renglón m, línea f
"new line" (in dictation) → "otra línea"
drop me a line (fig) → escríbeme
to learn one's lines (Theat) → aprenderse el papel
to read between the linesleer entre líneas
5. (= row) → hilera f, fila f, línea f
line of trafficfila f or cola f de coches
the traffic stretched for three miles in an unbroken linehabía una caravana or cola de coches de tres millas
a line of winning numbers (in bingo, lottery etc) → una línea ganadora
to be in line withestar de acuerdo con, ser conforme a
to be in line for promotionestar bajo consideración para un ascenso
public sector pay is in line to riseestá previsto que suban los salarios del sector público
to keep the party in linemantener la disciplina del partido
to keep people in linemantener a la gente a raya
to bring sth into line with sthponer algo de acuerdo con algo
to fall or get into line (abreast) → meterse en fila
to fall into line with sbestar de acuerdo con algn
to fall into line with sthser conforme a algo
to be out of line withno ser conforme con
he was completely out of line to suggest thatestaba totalmente fuera de lugar que propusiera que ...
all along the linedesde principio a fin
somewhere along the line we went wrongen algún punto nos hemos equivocado
to reach or come to the end of the linellegar al final
see also step B1
6. (= series) → serie f
the latest in a long line of tragediesla última de una larga serie or lista de tragedias
7. (= lineage) → linaje m
line of descentlinaje m
the title is inherited through the male/female lineel título se hereda por línea paterna/materna
he comes from a long line of artistsproviene de un extenso linaje de artistas
the royal lineel linaje real
8. (= hierarchy)
line of commandcadena f de mando
9. (Mil) → línea f
line of battlelínea de batalla
the (battle) lines are drawn (fig) → la guerra está declarada
the first line of defence (lit) → la primera línea de retaguardia (fig) → el primer escudo protector
behind enemy linestras las líneas enemigas
ship of the linenavío m de línea
see also front E
10. (esp US) (= queue) → cola f
to form a linehacer una cola
to get into lineponerse en la cola or a la cola
to stand in linehacer cola
11. (= direction) → línea f
the main or broad lines [of story, plan] → las líneas maestras
along or on the lines ofalgo por el estilo de
something along those or the same linesalgo por el estilo
along or on political/racial linessegún criterios políticos/raciales
on the right linespor buen camino
line of argumentargumento m
line of attack (Mil) → modo m de ataque (fig) → planteamiento m
in the line of dutyen cumplimiento de sus deberes
it's all in the line of dutyes una parte normal del deber
in the line of fire (Mil) → en la línea de fuego
line of flight [of bird] → trayectoria f de vuelo; [of object] → trayectoria f
line of inquirylínea f de investigación
line of sight or visionvisual f
line of thoughthilo m del pensamiento
12. (Elec) (= wire) → cable m
to be/come on line (Comput) → estar/entrar en (pleno) funcionamiento
13. (Telec) → línea f
can you get me a line to Chicago?¿me puede poner con Chicago?
it's a very bad linese oye muy mal
lines of communicationlíneas fpl de comunicación
to keep the lines of communication open with sbmantener todas las líneas de comunicación abiertas con algn
the line's gone deadse ha cortado la línea
the lines are downno hay línea
the line is engaged or > busy (US) → está comunicando
hold the line pleaseno cuelgue, por favor
Mr. Smith is on the line (for you)El Sr. Smith está al teléfono (y quiere hablar con usted)
the lines are open from six o'clock onwardslas líneas están abiertas de seis en adelante
see also hot D
14. (= pipe) (for oil, gas) → conducto m
15. (= shape) (usu pl) the rounded lines of this carla línea redondeada or el contorno redondeado de este coche
16. (= field, area) what line (of business) are you in?¿a qué se dedica?
we're in the same line (of business)nos dedicamos a lo mismo, trabajamos en el mismo campo
line of researchcampo m de investigación
it's not my line (= speciality) → no es de mi especialidad
fishing's more (in) my lineme interesa más la pesca, de pesca sí sé algo
17. (= stance, attitude) → actitud f
to take a strong or firm line on sthadoptar una actitud firme sobre algo
to take the line thatser de la opinión que ...
what line is the government taking?¿cuál es la actitud del gobierno?
to follow or take the line of least resistanceconformarse con la ley del mínimo esfuerzo
this is the official lineésta es la versión oficial
to toe the lineacatar las normas
to toe or follow the party lineconformarse a or seguir la línea del partido
see also hard A5
18. (Comm) (= product) → línea f
a new/popular lineuna línea nueva/popular
that line did not sell at allesa línea de productos se vendió muy mal
we have a nice line in spring hatstenemos un bonito surtido de sombreros para primavera
he's got a nice line in rude jokeslo suyo son los chistes verdes
19. (Rail) (= route) → línea f; (= track) → vía f
down linevía descendente
up linevía ascendente
the line to Palenciael ferrocarril de Palencia, la línea de Palencia
to cross the line(s)cruzar la vía
to leave the line(s)descarrilar
20. (also shipping line) (= company) → naviera f; (= route) → línea f marítima, ruta f marítima
21. (= clue, lead) → pista f
to give sb a line on sthponer a algn sobre la pista de algo
the police have a line on the criminalla policía anda or está sobre la pista del delincuente
22. (= spiel) to feed sb a line (about sth)soltar un rollo or contar un cuento chino a algn (sobre algo)
see also shoot B4
23. (Ind) (= assembly line) → línea f
24. [of cocaine etc] → raya f
B. VT (= cross with lines) [+ paper] → rayar; [+ field] → surcar; [+ face] → arrugar
C. CPD line dancing N danza folclórica en que los que bailan forman líneas y filas
line drawing Ndibujo m lineal
line editing Ncorrección f por líneas
line feed Navance m de línea
line fishing Npesca f con caña
line judge N (Tennis) → juez mf de fondo
line manager N (Brit) (Ind) → jefe/a m/f de línea
line printer Nimpresora f de línea
line up
A. VT + ADV
1. (= stand in line) → poner en fila
2. (= arrange) I wonder what he's got lined up for usme pregunto qué nos tendrá preparado
have you got something lined up for this evening?¿tienes algún plan para esta noche?
I had a job and house all lined up, all I needed was my plane ticketya tenía un trabajo y una casa esperándome, sólo me faltaba el billete de avión
have you got someone lined up for the job?¿tienes pensado or tienes en mente a alguien para el puesto?
B. VI + ADV (in queue) → hacer cola; (in row) → ponerse en fila; (behind one another) → formar fila
they lined up in opposition to or against the chairmanhicieron frente común contra el presidente
they lined up behind or with the headagruparon para apoyar al director

line

2 [laɪn] VT
1. (= put lining in) [+ garment] → forrar (with de) (Tech) → revestir (with de) [+ brakes] → guarnecer; [bird] [+ nest] → cubrir
eat something to line your stomachcome algo para no tener el estómago vacío
see also pocket A1
2. (= border) streets lined with treescalles fpl bordeadas de árboles
to line the routealinearse a lo largo de la ruta
to line the streetsocupar las aceras
portraits lined the wallslas paredes estaban llenas de retratos

line

[ˈlaɪn]
n
(gen)ligne f
a straight line → une ligne droite
Draw a line under each answer
BUT Tirez un trait sous chaque réponse.
Draw a line down the centre of the page
BUT Tirer un trait vertical au milieu de la page.
to draw a line between (= distinguish) → opérer une distinction entre
It's not possible to draw a distinct line between the two categories → Il n'est pas possible d'opérer une distinction claire entre ces deux catégories.
to draw the line at sth → se fixer qch comme limite
to draw the line at doing sth → se fixer comme limite de ne pas faire qch
They would draw the line at hitting an old lady → Ils se fixeraient comme limite de ne pas frapper les vieilles dames.
(= shape) → lignes fpl
an evening dress that follows the line of the body → une robe du soir qui épouse les lignes du corps
(= wrinkle) → ride f
(also washing line) → corde f à linge
(also fishing line) → ligne f
then the line went taut → c'est alors que la ligne se tendit
a piece of fishing line (= wire) → un bout de fil à pêche
(= rope) → corde f
(also telephone line) → ligne f
a bad line
It's a very bad line → La ligne est très mauvaise.
the line was dead → il n'y avait pas de tonalité
to hold the line
Hold the line, please → Ne quittez pas.
[writing] → ligne f
I only read the first few lines → Je n'ai lu que les premières lignes.
to drop sb a line (= write to) → écrire un mot à qn
to read between the lines (= understand hidden meaning) → lire entre les lignes
[poem, play] → vers m
to learn one's lines [actor] → apprendre son texte
(= row, series) → rangée f
(= queue) → file f
a line of women queueing for bread → une file de femmes faisant la queue pour du pain
I joined the line and waited → J'ai rejoint la queue et attendu.
to stand in line (mainly US) to wait in line (mainly US)faire la queue
to cut in line (US)passer avant son tour
to be in line for sth → être en lice pour qch
(= series of goods) → ligne f
a new line of computer printers → une nouvelle ligne d'imprimantes
a new line in cosmetics → une nouvelle ligne de produits de beauté
(= field) [worker] → branche f
What line are you in? → Vous êtes dans quelle branche?
in his line of business → dans sa branche
(also railway line) → ligne f
They had taken the wrong line on the London Tube → Ils avaient pris la mauvaise ligne dans le métro londonien.
They've got to ride all the way to the end of the line → Il faut qu'ils aillent à l'autre bout de la ligne., Il faut qu'ils aillent jusqu'au terminus.
repairs to the line → les réparations des lignes
(= view) → ligne f
the official line → la ligne officielle
the official line of the Labour Party → la ligne officielle du parti travailliste
(= position) to take the line that ... → se ranger à l'opinion que ...
to take a hard line on sth → adopter une ligne dure vis à vis de qch
(= agreement) in line with → aligné(e) sur
to bring sth into line with sth → aligner qch sur qch
to fall into line (= conform) → rentrer dans le rang
to step out of line (= fail to conform) → sortir du rang
to be out of line (= out of order)
You're way out of line → Tu dérapes complètement.
on the right lines (= generally correct) → sur la bonne voie
to be on the line [job, position, reputation] → être dans la balance
to put sth on the line (= endanger) → mettre qch dans la balance
He wouldn't put his career on the line to help a friend → Il n'était pas prêt à mettre sa carrière dans la balance pour aider un ami.
somewhere along the line (= at some point) → à un moment ou à un autre
Somewhere along the line he picked up an engineering degree → À un moment ou à un autre, il a décroché un diplôme d'ingénieur. lines
npl (= outline) [car, body] → lignes fpl
an evening dress that follows the lines of the body → une robe du soir qui épouse les lignes du corps
vt
[+ clothes] → doubler
to line sth with sth → doubler qch avec qch
[+ box, basket] → tapisser
the muscles that line the intestines → les muscles qui tapissent les intestins
to line sth with sth → tapisser qch de qch
[trees, crowd] → border
line up
vis'aligner, se mettre en rang(s)
to line up to do sth → s'aligner pour faire qch
vt sep
(= put in a line) → aligner
(= organize) → mettre sur pied
to be lined up [plan, party, visit] → être mis(e) sur pied
to have sth lined up (= planned) → avoir qch en vue, avoir qch de prévu(e)
We may need to have an alternative lined up
BUT Nous pourrions avoir besoin de prévoir une solution de remplacement.
(= get ready) [+ person, people] → aligner
I had lined up a wonderful cast → J'avais aligné un casting merveilleux.
to have sb lined up → avoir qn sur les rangs
to have a buyer lined up → avoir un acheteur sur les rangs
to be lined up to do sth → être pressenti(e) pour faire qch

line

:
line art
n (Comput, Typ) → Schwarz-Weiß-Grafik f, → einfarbige Grafik
linebacker
n (US Sport) → ˜ Linebacker m
line break
n (Comput, Typ) → Zeilenumbruch m
line command
n (Comput) → Zeilenbefehl m

line

:
line dancing
nLine-Country-Dance m
line drawing
nZeichnung f
line editor
n (Comput) → Zeileneditor m
line feed
n (Comput) → Zeilenvorschub m
line judge
n (Tennis) → Linienrichter(in) m(f)
line manager
nVorgesetzte(r) mf

line

:
line-out
n (Rugby) → Gasse f
line printer
n (Comput) → Zeilendrucker m
line print-out
n (Comput) → Zeilenausdruck m

line

1
NOUN

for washing, fishing → Leine f
= mark on paper, on tennis court etc, on palm → Linie f; drawn in a few bold linesmit wenigen kühnen Strichen gezeichnet
= wrinkleFalte f
= boundaryGrenze f; the state linedie Staatsgrenze; the snow/tree linedie Schnee-/Baumgrenze; the line (= the equator)die Linie, der Äquator; the (fine or thin) line between right and wrongder (feine) Unterschied zwischen Recht und Unrecht; to draw a line between (fig)einen Unterschied machen zwischen ? also draw1
= shape the ship’s graceful linesdie schnittigen Linien des Schiffes
= row of people, cars) (side by side → Reihe f; (one behind the other) → Schlange f; (of hills)Kette f; (Sport) → Linie f; in (a) linein einer Reihe; in a straight linegeradlinig; a line of trafficeine Autoschlange; a single line of trafficeinspuriger Verkehr
? to be in line (buildings etc) → geradlinig sein; to be in line (with) (fig)in Einklang stehen (mit), übereinstimmen (mit)
? to keep sb/sth in line to keep somebody in line (fig)dafür sorgen, dass jd nicht aus der Reihe tanzt; to keep the party in linedie Einheit der Partei wahren
? into line to bring somebody/something into line (with something) (fig)jdn/etw auf die gleiche Linie (wie etw) bringen; it’s time these rebels were brought into linees wird Zeit, dass die Rebellen zurückgepfiffen werden; to fall or get into line (= abreast)sich in Reih und Glied aufstellen; (= behind one another)sich hintereinander or in einer Reihe aufstellen; the policemen fell into line six abreastdie Polizisten stellten sich in Sechserreihen auf; he refused to fall into line with the new proposalser weigerte sich, mit den neuen Vorschlägen konform zu gehen; it’s time these rebels fell into linees ist Zeit, dass sich diese Rebellen anpassen or dass diese Rebellen spuren (inf); to move into linesich einreihen; (fig)sich anpassen, die gleiche Linie einschlagen
? out of line to be out of linenicht geradlinig sein; to be out of line with something (fig)mit etw nicht übereinstimmen or in Einklang stehen; to step out of line (lit)aus der Reihe treten; (fig)aus der Reihe tanzen; he was stepping out of line telling the director what to does war anmaßend von ihm, dem Direktor zu sagen, was er zu tun hätte; if he steps out of line againwenn er sich noch einmal etwas zuschulden or zu Schulden kommen lässt
= queue US → Schlange f; to stand in lineSchlange stehen
= assembly lineBand nt
= company of aircraft, liners, busesGesellschaft f, → Linie f; (= shipping company)Reederei f
indicating succession through the male linedurch die männliche Linie; he was descended from a long line of farmerser stammte aus einem alten Bauerngeschlecht; it’s the latest in a long line of tragedieses ist die neueste Tragödie in einer ganzen Serie; royal linekönigliche Familie; in an unbroken linein ununterbrochener Folge; to be next in lineals Nächste(r) an der Reihe sein; John is next in line for promotionJohn ist als Nächster mit der Beförderung an der Reihe; who is fourth in line to the throne?wer steht an vierter Stelle der Thronfolge?
Rail in general → Strecke f, → Bahnlinie f; (= section of track)Strecke f; lines plGleise pl; to reach the end of the line (fig)am Ende sein
Telec = cableLeitung f; the firm has 52 linesdie Firma hat 52 Anschlüsse; this is a very bad linedie Verbindung ist sehr schlecht; to be on the line to somebodymit jdm telefonieren; get off the line!gehen Sie aus der Leitung!; hold the linebleiben Sie am Apparat!; can you get me a line to Chicago?können Sie mir eine Verbindung nach Chicago geben?; an information lineein Infotelefon nt
written → Zeile f; lines (Brit Sch) → Strafarbeit f; the teacher gave me 200 linesder Lehrer ließ mich 200 mal … schreiben; lines (Theat) → Text m; to learn one’s linesseinen Text auswendig lernen; I don’t get any good lines in this partder Text für diese Rolle or diese Partie ist sehr dürftig; he gets all the funny lineser bekommt immer die lustigen Stellen; to drop somebody a linejdm ein paar Zeilen or Worte schreiben; to read between the lineszwischen den Zeilen lesen
= direction we tried a new line of approach to the problemwir versuchten, an das Problem anders heranzugehen; line of argumentArgumentation f; line of attack (fig)Taktik f; what’s your line of attack?wie wollen Sie an die Sache herangehen?; the police refused to reveal their lines of inquirydie Polizei weigerte sich zu sagen, in welcher Richtung sie ermittelte; line of thoughtDenkrichtung f; line of visionBlickrichtung f; I can’t see if you stand in my line of visionich kann nichts sehen, wenn du mir die Sicht versperrst; to be on the right lines (fig)auf dem richtigen Weg sein, richtigliegen (inf); a possible line of developmenteine mögliche Entwicklungsrichtung; the line of least resistanceder Weg des geringsten Widerstandes
? to take + line we must take a firm or strong line with these peoplewir müssen diesen Leuten gegenüber sehr bestimmt auftreten; the government will take a strong line on inflationdie Regierung wird gegen die Inflation energisch vorgehen; he took a strong/moderate line in the discussioner vertrat in der Diskussion einen festen/gemäßigten Standpunkt; what sort of line do you think I should take when I see him?wie meinen Sie, soll ich mich verhalten, wenn ich ihn sehe?; he took the line that …er vertrat den Standpunkt, dass …; what line is your thesis going to take?in welcher Richtung wollen Sie in Ihrer Doktorarbeit argumentieren?
Mil line of battleKampflinie f; to draw up the battle lines or the lines of battle (fig)(Kampf)stellung beziehen; enemy linesfeindliche Stellungen or Linien pl; lines of communicationVerbindungswege pl; line of retreatRückzugslinie f; to keep one’s lines of retreat opensich (dat)den Rückzug offenhalten; the first line of defence (Brit) or defense (US) (fig)die zuerst gebrauchte Rechtfertigung ? fire
= fieldBranche f; what line (of work) is he in?, what’s his line (of work)?was ist er von Beruf?, was macht er beruflich?; that’s not in my line of businessdamit habe ich nichts zu tun; we’re in the same line of businesswir sind in der gleichen Berufssparte or Branche tätig; that’s not in my linedas liegt mir nicht
= course it’s all in the line of dutydas gehört zu meinen/seinen etc Pflichten; some of the things you do in the line of dutyeinige der dienstlichen Pflichten
in shop = itemModell nt; (= range)Kollektion f; we have a new line in spring hatswir haben eine neue Kollektion Frühjahrshüte; that line did not sell at alldieses Modell ließ sich überhaupt nicht verkaufen
= talk inf I’ve heard that line beforedie Platte kenn ich schon (inf); he has a good line in patterdas ist eine gute Masche, wie er die Leute anquatscht (inf); to give somebody a line about somethingjdm flotte Sprüche über etw (acc)erzählen (inf); chat-up line (Brit) → Anmacherspruch m
= clue, information to give somebody a line on somethingjdm einen Hinweis auf etw (acc)geben; can you give me a line on it?können Sie mir darüber etwas sagen?; the police eventually managed to get a line on himdie Polizei konnte ihm schließlich etwas nachweisen; once a journalist has got a line on a story …wenn ein Journalist einer Geschichte erst einmal auf der Spur ist …
of cocaine etcDosis f, → Linie f (sl)
set structures
? along the line somewhere along the line (= at some time)irgendwann; (= somewhere)irgendwo; all along the line (fig)auf der ganzen Linie
? along the lines of to be along the lines of …ungefähr so etwas wie … sein; the essay is written along the lines of the traditional theoryder Aufsatz ist in Richtung der herkömmlichen Lehre verfasst
? along these/the same lines along these linesungefähr so; something along these linesetwas in dieser Richtung or Art; the story developed along these linesdie Geschichte hat sich so or folgendermaßen entwickelt; I was thinking along the same linesich hatte etwas Ähnliches gedacht; to be on the same lines asin der gleichen Richtung liegen wie
? to lay it on the line (inf)die Karten auf den Tisch legen (inf); they laid it on the line to the government, that …sie erklärten der Regierung klipp und klar, dass … (inf)
? to put one’s life/job etc on the line (inf)sein Leben/seine Stelle etc riskieren; to put oneself on the linesich in die Schusslinie begeben
TRANSITIVE VERB

= cross with lineslinieren, liniieren; worry had lined his facesein Gesicht war von Sorgen gezeichnet
= bordersäumen; an avenue lined with treeseine von Bäumen gesäumte Straße; the streets were lined with cheering crowdseine jubelnde Menge säumte die Straßen; the crew lined the sides of the shipdie Mannschaft hatte sich auf beiden Seiten des Schiffes aufgestellt; portraits lined the wallsan den Wänden hing ein Porträt neben dem andern
PHRASAL VERB
? line up vi (= stand in line)sich aufstellen, antreten; (= queue)sich anstellen; the teams lined up like thisdie Mannschaften hatten folgende Aufstellung; the party lined up behind/against their leader (fig)die Partei stellte sich hinter/gegen ihren Vorsitzenden vt sep
troops, pupils, prisonersantreten lassen; boxes, books etcin einer Reihe or nebeneinander aufstellen; the police lined the gang up with their backs to the walldie Polizei befahl der Bande, sich mit dem Rücken zur Wand aufzustellen; they lined the prisoners up along the walldie Gefangenen mussten sich an der Wand entlang aufstellen
(= prepare, arrange) entertainmentsorgen für, auf die Beine stellen (inf); speakersbekommen, verpflichten; supportmobilisieren; what have you got lined up for me today?was haben Sie heute für mich geplant?; I’ve lined up a meeting with the directorsich habe ein Treffen mit den Direktoren arrangiert; I’ve got a meeting with John lined up for 10 o’clockum 10 Uhr steht ein Treffen mit John auf dem Programm; I’ve got a nice little date lined up for this eveningich habe für heute Abend eine nette Verabredung arrangiert

line

2
vt clothesfüttern; pipeauskleiden, innen beziehen; floor of atticauslegen; line the box with paperden Karton mit Papier auskleiden or ausschlagen; to line brakesBremsbeläge plerneuern (lassen); the membranes which line the stomachdie Schleimhäute, die den Magen auskleiden or innen überziehen; to line one’s own pockets (fig)sich bereichern, in die eigene Tasche arbeiten or wirtschaften (inf)

line

1 [laɪn] n
a. (gen) → linea; (pen stroke) → tratto; (wrinkle) → ruga
to draw a line under sth → sottolineare qc
to draw a line through sth → tirare una riga sopra qc
to draw the line at (doing) sth → rifiutarsi di fare qc
to know where to draw the line (fig) → saper rispettare i limiti
in line to the throne → nella linea di successione al trono
she comes from a long line of teachers → i suoi sono insegnanti da generazioni
b. (rope) → corda, fune f; (fishing line) → lenza; (wire) → filo (Elec) → linea
clothes line → filo or corda del bucato
c. (Telec) → linea
the line went dead → è caduta la linea
hold the line please → resti in linea per cortesia
Mr Smith is on the line → c'è in linea il signor Smith
d. (row, series) → fila; (queue) → fila, coda
to stand in line → mettersi in fila
to be in line for sth (fig) → essere in lista per qc
to bring sth into line with sth → mettere qc al passo con qc
to fall into line with sb/sth → adeguarsi a qn/qc
to step out of line (fig) → sgarrare
to cut in line (Am) → passare avanti
e. (direction, course) → linea, direzione f
line of inquiry → pista
in the line of fire (Mil) → sulla linea di tiro
line of attack (Mil) → piano d'attacco (fig) → piano d'azione
to follow or take the line of least resistance → seguire la via più facile
in the line of duty → nell'esercizio delle proprie funzioni
line of argument → filo del ragionamento
line of research/business → settore m di ricerca/d'attività
in his line of business → nel suo ramo (di affari)
line of interest → sfera di interesse
it's not my line (fam) (speciality) → non sono un esperto in materia
to take a strong or firm line on sth → essere deciso/a per quanto riguarda qc
to take the line that ... → essere del parere che...
to toe or follow the party line → attenersi alla or seguire la linea politica del partito
in line with → in linea con, d'accordo con
along the same lines → dello stesso tipo or genere
we are thinking along the same lines → la pensiamo più o meno allo stesso modo
to be on the right lines → andare tutto sommato bene
f. (of print) → riga; (of verse) → verso
to learn one's lines (Theatre) → imparare le battute
to read between the lines (fig) → leggere fra le righe
drop me a line → scrivimi due righe
g. (Rail) (route) → linea; (shipping company) → compagnia di navigazione
all along the line (fig) → fin da principio
to reach or come to the end of the line (fig) (relationship) → arrivare a un punto di rottura
h. (Comm) → linea
a new line in cosmetics → una nuova linea di cosmetici
line up
1. vt + adv (people, objects) → allineare, mettere in fila
have you got anyone lined up for the job? → hai già in mente qualcuno per quel posto?
to have sth lined up → avere qc in programma
2. vi + adv (in queue) → mettersi in fila; (in row) → allinearsi

line

2 [laɪn] vt to line (with) (clothes) → foderare (di); (box) → rivestire (di), foderare (di); (subj, trees, crowd) → fiancheggiare
the streets were lined with people/trees → c'erano file di persone/di alberi ai bordi delle strade

line1

(lain) noun
1. (a piece of) thread, cord, rope etc. She hung the washing on the line; a fishing-rod and line.
2. a long, narrow mark, streak or stripe. She drew straight lines across the page; a dotted/wavy line.
3. outline or shape especially relating to length or direction. The ship had very graceful lines; A dancer uses a mirror to improve his line.
4. a groove on the skin; a wrinkle.
5. a row or group of objects or persons arranged side by side or one behind the other. The children stood in a line; a line of trees.
6. a short letter. I'll drop him a line.
7. a series or group of persons which come one after the other especially in the same family. a line of kings.
8. a track or direction. He pointed out the line of the new road; a new line of research.
9. the railway or a single track of the railway. Passengers must cross the line by the bridge only.
10. a continuous system (especially of pipes, electrical or telephone cables etc) connecting one place with another. a pipeline; a line of communication; All (telephone) lines are engaged.
11. a row of written or printed words. The letter contained only three lines; a poem of sixteen lines.
12. a regular service of ships, aircraft etc. a shipping line.
13. a group or class (of goods for sale) or a field of activity, interest etc. This has been a very popular new line; Computers are not really my line.
14. an arrangement of troops, especially when ready to fight. fighting in the front line.
verb
1. to form lines along. Crowds lined the pavement to see the Queen.
2. to mark with lines.
lineage (ˈliniidʒ) noun
ancestry.
linear (ˈliniə) adjective
of, consisting of or like a line or lines.
lined adjective
having lines. lined paper; a lined face.
ˈliner noun
a ship or aircraft of a regular line or company. They sailed to America in a large liner.
lines noun plural
the words an actor has to say. He had difficulty remembering his lines.
ˈlinesman (ˈlainz-) noun
in sport, a judge or umpire at a boundary line.
hard lines!
bad luck!.
in line for
likely to get or to be given something. He is in line for promotion.
in/out of line with
in or out of agreement with. His views are out of line with those of his colleagues.
line up
1. to form a line. The children lined up ready to leave the classroom; She lined up the chairs.
2. to collect and arrange in readiness. We've lined up several interesting guests to appear on the programme (noun ˈline-up).
read between the lines
to understand something (from a piece of writing etc) which is not actually stated.

line2

(lain) verb
1. to cover on the inside. She lined the box with newspaper.
2. to put a lining in. She lined the dress with silk.
lined adjective
(negative unlined) having a lining. a lined skirt.
ˈliner noun
something used for lining. a dustbin liner; a nappy liner.
ˈlining noun
1. (a) covering on the inside. The basket had a padded lining.
2. a fairly exact copy (of a piece of clothing) attached to the inside to help keep its shape etc. The lining of my jacket is torn.

line

خَطّ, صَفَّ čára, fronta, linje Linie, Schlange γραμμή, ουρά cola, línea jono, viiva ligne, queue crta, red coda, linea, 線, 줄 streep, wachtrij , linje kolejka, linia fila, linha линия, очередь, linje เส้นบรรทัด, แถวยาว çizgi, kuyruk đường kẻ, hàng 直线, 队列

line

n. línea; rasgo; arruga; límite o guía.

line

n línea; (catheter) catéter m; arterial — catéter arterial; central — catéter venoso central; first (second, etc.) — de primera (segunda, etc.) línea; gum — línea de la encía; vt (the intestine, etc.) recubrir, revestir; Mucus lines the walls of the stomach..El moco recubre las paredes del estómago; to — up alinear; vi to — up alinearse
References in classic literature ?
He seemed intent upon convincing the boy of the advisability of adopt- ing a line of conduct that he was himself unable to define.
Those who wish to read of the earliest activities of Tom in the inventive line are referred to the initial volume, "Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle.
She stood watching the fair woman walk down the long line of galleries with the grace and majesty which queens are sometimes supposed to possess.
The rude path, which originally formed their line of communication, had been widened for the passage of wagons; so that the distance which had been traveled by the son of the forest in two hours, might easily be effected by a detachment of troops, with their necessary baggage, between the rising and setting of a summer sun.
A long line, guarded in front and rear, shuffled into the court-room, and, as ordered, ranged themselves against the wall.
This desperate step had a happy effect, broke their line of battle, and the savages fled on all sides.
There is one place where two breadths didn't match, and the eyes go all up and down the line, one a little higher than the other.
Cert'nly--nat'rally," said Dick, waving his hand gracefully; "sorter drop him a line, saying that bizness of a social and delicate nature--being the escort of Miss Christie and Jessie Carr to Devil's Ford--prevents my having the pleasure of calling.
There it rose, a little withdrawn from the line of the street, but in pride, not modesty.
Though, in these cases, the direction taken by any one whale be straight as a surveyor's parallel, and though the line of advance be strictly confined to its own unavoidable, straight wake, yet the arbitrary vein in which at these times he is said to swim, generally embraces some few miles in width (more or less, as the vein is presumed to expand or contract); but never exceeds the visual sweep from the whale-ship's mast-heads, when circumspectly gliding along this magic zone.
For example, --after a weary and perilous chase and capture of a whale, the body may get loose from the ship by reason of a violent storm; and drifting far away to leeward, be retaken by a second whaler, who, in a calm, snugly tows it alongside, without risk of life or line.
For God's sake, write me one line to say if you are still at Birmingham, and where I can find you there