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"; "The substance produced characteristic lines on the spectroscope"
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: the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning" [syn: argumentation, logical argument, line of reasoning]
9: a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power [syn: cable, transmission line]
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" [syn: course]
11: a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
12: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles" [syn: wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam]
13: a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport" [syn: pipeline]
14: the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed [syn: railway line, rail line]
15: a telephone connection [syn: telephone line, phone line, telephone circuit, subscriber line]
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" [syn: lineage, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]
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" [syn: occupation, business, job, line of work]
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" [syn: channel, communication channel]
22: a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes" [syn: product line, line of products, line of merchandise, business line, line of business]
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 [syn: agate line]
25: the maximum credit that a customer is allowed [syn: credit line, line of credit, bank line, personal credit line, personal line of credit]
26: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven" [syn: tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, melodic phrase]
27: a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there" [syn: note, short letter, billet]
28: a conceptual separation or demarcation; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity" [syn: dividing line, demarcation, contrast]
29: mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it [syn: production line, assembly line]
1: be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank" [syn: run along]
2: cover the interior of (garments); "line the gloves"
3: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: trace, draw, describe, delineate]
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"
Adjacent words: Lindera benzoin | Lindesnes | Lindheimera | Lindheimera texana | Lindsay | lindy | lindy hop | line | line backer | line block | line coach | line double | line drawing | line drive | line duty | line engraving