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Line (IPA: /ˈɫaɪn/)


Line (n.)

Flax; linen.

Line (n.)

The longer and finer fiber of flax.

Line (v. t.)

To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin.

Line (v. t.)

To put something in the inside of; to fill; to supply, as a purse with money.

Line (v. t.)

To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding anything; to fortify; as, to line works with soldiers.

Line (v. t.)

To impregnate; -- applied to brute animals.

Line (n.)

A 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.

Line (n.)

A more or less threadlike mark of pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark; as, a chalk line.

Line (n.)

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.

Line (n.)

Direction; as, the line of sight or vision.

Line (n.)

A row of letters, words, etc., written or printed; esp., a row of words extending across a page or column.

Line (n.)

A short letter; a note; as, a line from a friend.

Line (n.)

A verse, or the words which form a certain number of feet, according to the measure.

Line (n.)

Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.

Line (n.)

That which has length, but not breadth or thickness.

Line (n.)

The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline.

Line (n.)

A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.

Line (n.)

Lineament; feature; figure.

Line (n.)

A straight row; a continued series or rank; as, a line of houses, or of soldiers; a line of barriers.

Line (n.)

A series or succession of ancestors or descendants 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.

Line (n.)

A connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.; as, a line of stages; an express line.

Line (n.)

A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.

Line (n.)

The equator; -- usually called the line, or equinoctial line; as, to cross the line.

Line (n.)

A long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline.

Line (n.)

A measuring line or cord.

Line

One-dimensional infinite geometric object

Line

Tactical formation of soldiers

Line

Subdivision of a poem

Line

English unit of length

Line

One-dimensional object in geometry

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [echoing line from Shaun Of The Dead] What's the matter, Danny? Never taken a shortcut before?" - Hot Fuzz

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [last line of the film; while she plays cards with the other emojis] Go fish." - The Emoji Movie

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Last line of the film] I'll be seeing you around" Doctor Jackson." - Stargate (film)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [T]he line between lawful and unlawful abortion will be marked by the fact of having sensation and being alive." - Abortion

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [The Russians] dashed on towards that thin line tipped with steel." - War


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