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    line - Dictionary definition and meaning for word line

    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a mark that is long relative to its width
    Example Sentence
    • He drew a line on the chart
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum Definition
    (noun) a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)
    Example Sentence
    • they attacked the enemy's line
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
    Synonyms : cable , transmission line
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a pipe used to transport liquids or gases
    Synonyms : pipeline
    Example Sentence
    • a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport
    Definition
    (noun) the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
    Synonyms : rail line , railway line
    Definition
    (noun) a telephone connection Definition
    (noun) acting in conformity
    Example Sentence
    • in line with
    • he got out of line
    • toe the line
    Definition
    (noun) the descendants of one individual
    Example Sentence
    • his entire lineage has been warriors
    Definition
    (noun) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
    Example Sentence
    • a washing line
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a particular kind of product or merchandise
    Example Sentence
    • a nice line of shoes
    Definition
    (noun) a commercial organization serving as a common carrier Definition
    (noun) space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
    Synonyms : agate line
    Definition
    (noun) the maximum credit that a customer is allowed Definition
    (noun) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    Example Sentence
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a conceptual separation or distinction
    Example Sentence
    • there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity
    Definition
    (noun) mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it Definition
    (verb) be in line with; form a line along
    Synonyms : run along
    Example Sentence
    • trees line the riverbank
    Definition
    (verb) cover the interior of
    Example Sentence
    • line the gloves
    • line a chimney
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) mark with lines
    Example Sentence
    • sorrow had lined his face
    Definition
    (verb) fill plentifully
    Example Sentence
    • line one's pockets
    Definition
    (verb) reinforce with fabric
    Example Sentence
    • lined books are more enduring
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