Dictionary Results for line


1. line - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): formation




2. line - noun

· a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"

Hypernym(s): mark, print




3. line - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): formation




4. line - noun

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

Hypernym(s): shape, form




5. line - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): text, textual_matter




6. line - noun

· a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum

Hypernym(s): electromagnetic_radiation, electromagnetic_wave, nonparticulate_radiation




7. line - noun

· a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"

Hypernym(s): military_position, position




8. line - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): argumentation, logical_argument, argument, line_of_reasoning

Hypernym(s): reasoning, logical_thinking, abstract_thought




9. line - noun

· a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power

Synonym(s): cable, transmission_line

Hypernym(s): conductor




10. line - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): course

Hypernym(s): series




11. line - noun

· a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

Hypernym(s): location




12. line - noun

· a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

Synonym(s): wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam

Hypernym(s): depression, impression, imprint




13. line - noun

· a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"

Synonym(s): pipeline

Hypernym(s): pipe, pipage, piping




14. line - noun

· the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

Synonym(s): railway_line, rail_line

Hypernym(s): road, route




15. line - noun

· a telephone connection

Synonym(s): telephone_line, phone_line, telephone_circuit, subscriber_line

Hypernym(s): connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective




16. line - noun

· acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"

Hypernym(s): conformity, conformation, compliance, abidance




17. line - noun

· the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

Synonym(s): lineage, line_of_descent, descent, bloodline, blood_line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock

Hypernym(s): genealogy, family_tree




18. line - noun

· something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"

Hypernym(s): artifact, artefact




19. line - noun

· the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"

Synonym(s): occupation, business, job, line_of_work

Hypernym(s): activity




20. line - noun

· in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area

Hypernym(s): mark, print




21. line - noun

· (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

Synonym(s): channel, communication_channel

Hypernym(s): communication, communicating




22. line - noun

· a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"

Synonym(s): product_line, line_of_products, line_of_merchandise, business_line, line_of_business

Hypernym(s): merchandise, ware, product




23. line - noun

· a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

Hypernym(s): carrier, common_carrier




24. line - noun

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

Synonym(s): agate_line

Hypernym(s): area_unit, square_measure




25. line - noun

· the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

Synonym(s): credit_line, line_of_credit, bank_line, personal_credit_line, personal_line_of_credit

Hypernym(s): credit




26. line - noun

· a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"

Synonym(s): tune, melody, air, strain, melodic_line, melodic_phrase

Hypernym(s): music




27. line - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): persuasion, suasion




28. line - noun

· a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"

Synonym(s): note, short_letter, billet

Hypernym(s): personal_letter




29. line - noun

· a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"

Synonym(s): dividing_line, demarcation, contrast

Hypernym(s): differentiation, distinction




30. line - noun

· mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it

Synonym(s): production_line, assembly_line

Hypernym(s): mechanical_system




31. line - verb

· be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"

Synonym(s): run_along

Hypernym(s): lie




32. line - verb

· cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney"

Hypernym(s): cover




33. line - verb

· make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

Synonym(s): trace, draw, describe, delineate

Hypernym(s): mark




34. line - verb

· mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"

Hypernym(s): score, nock, mark




35. line - verb

· fill plentifully; "line one's pockets"

Hypernym(s): fill, fill_up, make_full




36. line - verb

· reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"

Hypernym(s): reinforce, reenforce





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