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Definition of Line

What is the definition of LINE?

Here is a list of definitions for line.

  1. 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. a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
  3. 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. a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
  5. 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. a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
  7. a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
  8. 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"
  9. a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
  10. 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. a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
  12. a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
  13. a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
  14. the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
  15. a telephone connection
  16. acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
  17. the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
  18. something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
  19. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
  20. in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
  21. (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. a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"
  23. a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
  24. space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
  25. the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
  26. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
  27. 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"
  28. a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
  29. a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
  30. mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it

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What are the verbs of the LINE?

  1. be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"
  2. cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney"
  3. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  4. mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
  5. fill plentifully; "line one's pockets"
  6. reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"

What are the synonyms of the word LINE?

What is another word for LINE?. Here is a list of synonyms for LINE.

  1. LINE - What dictionaries does LINE exist in?
  2. ARGUMENTATION - What dictionaries does ARGUMENTATION exist in?
  3. logical argument
  4. ARGUMENT - What dictionaries does ARGUMENT exist in?
  5. line of reasoning
  6. CABLE - What dictionaries does CABLE exist in?
  7. transmission line
  8. COURSE - What dictionaries does COURSE exist in?
  9. WRINKLE - What dictionaries does WRINKLE exist in?
  10. FURROW - What dictionaries does FURROW exist in?
  11. CREASE - What dictionaries does CREASE exist in?
  12. CRINKLE - What dictionaries does CRINKLE exist in?
  13. SEAM - What dictionaries does SEAM exist in?
  14. PIPELINE - What dictionaries does PIPELINE exist in?
  15. railway line
  16. rail line
  17. telephone line
  18. phone line
  19. telephone circuit
  20. subscriber line
  21. OCCUPATION - What dictionaries does OCCUPATION exist in?
  22. BUSINESS - What dictionaries does BUSINESS exist in?
  23. JOB - What dictionaries does JOB exist in?
  24. line of work
  25. CHANNEL - What dictionaries does CHANNEL exist in?
  26. communication channel
  27. product line
  28. line of products
  29. line of merchandise
  30. business line
  31. line of business
  32. agate line
  33. credit line
  34. line of credit
  35. bank line
  36. personal credit line
  37. personal line of credit
  38. TUNE - What dictionaries does TUNE exist in?
  39. MELODY - What dictionaries does MELODY exist in?
  40. AIR - What dictionaries does AIR exist in?
  41. STRAIN - What dictionaries does STRAIN exist in?
  42. melodic line
  43. melodic phrase
  44. NOTE - What dictionaries does NOTE exist in?
  45. short letter
  46. BILLET - What dictionaries does BILLET exist in?
  47. dividing line
  48. DEMARCATION - What dictionaries does DEMARCATION exist in?
  49. CONTRAST - What dictionaries does CONTRAST exist in?
  50. production line
  51. assembly line
  52. run along
  53. TRACE - What dictionaries does TRACE exist in?
  54. DRAW - What dictionaries does DRAW exist in?
  55. DESCRIBE - What dictionaries does DESCRIBE exist in?
  56. DELINEATE - What dictionaries does DELINEATE exist in?

What words can be made with LINE?

We only list the first 50 results for any words that can be made with LINE.

  1. nil
  2. nie
  3. ne
  4. li
  5. lie
  6. lien
  7. lin
  8. lei
  9. el
  10. en
  11. in

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