A piece of string, rope or wire used for a particular puspose.
- "Washing line"
- "Power line"
- "Fishing line"
The direction or path something or someone moves.
- "He was so drunk he couldn't walk in a straight line"
a formation of people or things one after another.
- "the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed"
- "the line stretched clear around the corner"
a linear string of words, making a short message..
- "She asked me to drop a line when I'd get there, and just finished writting that messages."
- "the letter consisted of three short lines"
a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)
- "they attacked the enemy's line"
a way of thinking, talking or finding out about something.
- "My idea is something along those lines"
- "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
- "Mr Nelson comes from a long line of carpenters, dating back to his great great grandfather"
a type of work or area of interest
- "what line of business are you in exactly?"
in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
a border between two regions, as well as an imaginary limit or border between two situations or conditions
- "the country is still divided along ethnic lines"
- "there's a fine line between sanity and insanity"
- "the line between Northern Ireland and the Republic"
- [ typografi ]
several products forming a set, for example because they are all of the same type or all produced by the same company
- "the company is broadening its product lines to attract more buyers."
- "their new perfume line"
cover the interior of, as of garments: :lined gloves"
- "How much would it cost to have this jacket lined?"
- "The tailor lined the overcoat with silk"
- "Lined envelopes"
be in line with; form a line along; of trees along a river, etc.
mark with lines
- "sorrow had lined his face"
mark with lines, draw lines on
- "The paper was lined"