line (plural lines)
- A rope, cord, or string. (fishing line, anchor line)
- A path through two or more points. (See also segment.)
- (geometry) An infinitely extending one-dimensional figure that has no curvature.
- (geometry) (informal) A line segment; a continuous finite segment of such a figure.
- (mathematics) That which has length, but not breadth or thickness.
- A sentence of dialogue in a script or screenplay, or delivered by an actor or performer.
- It"s a small part, I have 12 lines in the movie. - Geneveve Bujold in Earthquake
- The official, stated position of an individual or political faction.
- Remember, your answers must match the party line.
- A telephone or network connection.
- I tried to make a call, but the line was dead.
- A more-or-less straight sequence of people, objects, etc, waiting to be processed or dealt with, a queue.
- The line forms on the right.
- A single horizontal row of text on a CRT screen, printed paper, etc.
- The products or services sold by a business. (Also called line of business.)
- From the services a business sells, the business itself.
- How many buses does the line have?
- The airline is in danger of bankruptcy.
- A ship of the line.
- (fencing) The position in which the fencers hold their swords. (Also called line of engagement.)
- A letter, a written form of communication.
- Drop me a line.
- (graph theory) An edge of a graph.
- (cricket) the horizontal path of a ball towards the batsman (see also length)
- (baseball) (slang) an 1800s baseball term meaning the batter"s box, often used with "the"
- (obsolete) Flax; linen.
- Garments made of line. --Spenser
- (obsolete) The longer and fiber of flax.
- Linen thread or string; a slender, strong cord; also, a cord of any thickness; a rope; a hawser; as, a fishing line; a line for snaring birds; a clothesline; a towline.
- Who so layeth lines for to latch fowls. --Piers Plowman
- A more or less threadlike mark of pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark; as, a chalk line.
- The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route; as, the arrow descended in a curved line; the place is remote from lines of travel.
- Direction; as, the line sight or vision.
- A row of letters, words, etc., written or printed; esp., a row of words extending across a page or column.
- A short letter; a note; as, a line from a friend.
- (poetic) A verse, or the words which form a certain number of feet, according to the measure.
- In the preceding line Ulysses speaks of Nausicaa. --Broome
- Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.
- He is uncommonly powerful in his own line, but it is not the line of a first-rate man. --Coleridge
- The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline.
- Eden stretched her line From Auran eastward to the royal towers Of great Seleucia. --Milton
- A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.
- Though on his brow were graven lines austere. --Byron
- He tipples palmistry, and dines On all her fortune-telling lines. --Cleveland
- Lineament; feature; figure.
- The lines of my boy"s face. --Shak.
- A straight row; a continued series or rank; as, a line of houses, or of soldiers; a line of barriers.
- Unite thy forces and attack their lines. --Dryden
- A series or succession of ancestors or descandants of a given person; a family or race; as, the ascending or descending line; the line of descent; the male line; a line of kings.
- Of his lineage am I, and his offspring By very line, as of the stock real. --Chaucer
- A connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.; as, a line of stages; an express line.
- (geography) A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.
- (geography) The equator (usually called the line, or equinoctial line; as, to cross the line)
- A long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline.
- (Bible) A measuring line or cord.
- He marketh it out with a line. --Is. xliv. 13
- (Bible) That which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.
- The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yes. I have a goodly heritage. --Ps. xvi. 6
- (Bible) Instruction; doctrine.
- Their line is gone out through all the earth. -- Ps. xix. 4
- (engineering) The proper relative position or adjustment of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working; as, the engine is in line or out of line or out of line.
- The track and roadbed of a railway; railroad.
- (military) A row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart; -- opposed to column.
- (military) The regular infantry of an army, as distinguished from militia, guards, volunteer corps, cavalry, artillery, etc.
- (fortifications) A trench or rampart.
- (music) One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.
- (Stock Exchange) A number of shares taken by a jobber.
- (Trade) A series of various qualities and values of the same general class of articles; as, a full line of hosiery; a line of merinos, etc. (McElrath)
- The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, or the whole of a system of telegraph wires under one management and name.
- A measure of length; one twelfth of an inch.
- Hard lines, hard lot. --C. Kingsley
- (row of text): row
- (letter): epistle, letter, note
- (geometry: infinite one-dimensional figure): straight line
- (geometry: continuous segment of an infinite line): line segment
4 letters in word "line": E I L N.
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