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line - Dictionary definition and meaning for word line

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(noun) a formation of people or things one beside another
Example Sentence
  • 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

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(noun) a mark that is long relative to its width
Example Sentence
  • He drew a line on the chart

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(noun) a formation of people or things one behind another
Example Sentence
  • the line stretched clear around the corner
  • you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter

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(noun) a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
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(noun) text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen
Example Sentence
  • the letter consisted of three short lines
  • there are six lines in every stanza

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(noun) a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
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(noun) a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)
Example Sentence
  • they attacked the enemy's line

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(noun) a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
Example Sentence
  • I can't follow your line of reasoning

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

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(noun) a connected series of events or actions or developments
Synonyms : course
Example Sentence
  • the government took a firm course
  • historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

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(noun) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
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(noun) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
Synonyms : crease , crinkle , furrow , seam , wrinkle
Example Sentence
  • his face has many lines
  • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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(noun) a pipe used to transport liquids or gases
Synonyms : pipeline
Example Sentence
  • a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport

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(noun) the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
Synonyms : rail line , railway line

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(noun) a telephone connection
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(noun) acting in conformity
Example Sentence
  • in line with
  • he got out of line
  • toe the line

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(noun) the descendants of one individual
Example Sentence
  • his entire lineage has been warriors

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(noun) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
Example Sentence
  • a washing line

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(noun) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
Synonyms : business , job , line of work , occupation
Example Sentence
  • he's not in my line of business

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(noun) in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
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(noun) (often plural) a means of communication or access
Example Sentence
  • it must go through official channels
  • lines of communication were set up between the two firms

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(noun) a particular kind of product or merchandise
Example Sentence
  • a nice line of shoes

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(noun) a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
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(noun) space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
Synonyms : agate line

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(noun) the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
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(noun) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
Example Sentence
  • she was humming an air from Beethoven

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(noun) persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress
Example Sentence
  • `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

Definition
(noun) a short personal letter
Synonyms : billet , note , short letter
Example Sentence
  • drop me a line when you get there

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(noun) a conceptual separation or distinction
Example Sentence
  • there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity

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(noun) mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
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(verb) be in line with; form a line along
Synonyms : run along
Example Sentence
  • trees line the riverbank

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(verb) cover the interior of
Example Sentence
  • line the gloves
  • line a chimney

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(verb) make a mark or lines on a surface
Synonyms : delineate , describe , draw , trace
Example Sentence
  • draw a line
  • trace the outline of a figure in the sand

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(verb) mark with lines
Example Sentence
  • sorrow had lined his face

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(verb) fill plentifully
Example Sentence
  • line one's pockets

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(verb) reinforce with fabric
Example Sentence
  • lined books are more enduring

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