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1) line: a formation of people or things one beside another; “the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed”; “they were arrayed in line of battle”; “the cast stood in line for the curtain call

2) line: a mark that is long relative to its width; “He drew a line on the chart”

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”

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

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”

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

7) line: a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); “they attacked the enemy’s line”

8) argumentation, logical argument, line of reasoning, line: the methodical process of logical reasoning; “I can’t follow your line of reasoning”

9) cable, line, transmission line: a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power

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Image of line

10) course, line: a connected series of events or actions or developments; “the government took a firm course”; “historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available”

11) line: a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

12) wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; “his face has many lines”; “ironing gets rid of most wrinkles”

13) pipeline, line: a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; “a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport”

14) line, railway line, rail line: the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

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Image of line

15) telephone line, phone line, telephone circuit, subscriber line, line: a telephone connection

16) line: acting in conformity; “in line with”; “he got out of line”; “toe the line”

17) lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock: the descendants of one individual; “his entire lineage has been warriors”

18) line: something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; “a washing line”

19) occupation, business, job, line of work, line: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; “he’s not in my line of business

20) line: in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area

21) channel, communication channel, line: (often plural) a means of communication or access; “it must go through official channels”; “lines of communication were set up between the two firms”

22) line, product line, line of products, line of merchandise, business line, line of business: a particular kind of product or merchandise; “a nice line of shoes”

23) line: a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

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

25) credit line, line of credit, bank line, line, personal credit line, personal line of credit: the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

26) tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; “she was humming an air from Beethoven”

27) note, short letter, line, billet: a short personal letter; “drop me a line when you get there

28) line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast: a conceptual separation or distinction; “there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity”

29) production line, assembly line, line: mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it


1) line, run along: be in line with; form a line along; “trees line the riverbank”

2) line: cover the interior of; “line the gloves”; “line a chimney

3) trace, draw, line, describe, delineate: make a mark or lines on a surface; “draw a line”; “trace the outline of a figure in the sand

4) line: mark with lines; “sorrow had lined his face

5) line: fill plentifully; “line one’s pockets”

6) line: reinforce with fabric; “lined books are more enduring”

noun line has 29 sense(s) (first 23 from tagged texts)

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