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line

noun

1 line

A formation of people or things one beside another.

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more

Roget 203: narrowness etc. adj.; closeness, exility; exiguity etc. (little) 193.    line; hair's breadth, finger's breadth; strip, streak, ... show more

Roget 466: measurement, admeasurement, mensuration, survey, valuation, appraisement, assessment, assize; estimate, estimation; dead reckoning, reckoning etc. ... show more

Roget 590: writing etc. v.; chirography, stelography, cerography; penmanship, craftmanship; quill driving; typewriting.    writing, manuscript, MS.   , literae scriptae [Lat.]; ... show more

Roget 200: length, longitude, span; mileage; distance etc. 196.    line, bar, rule, stripe, streak, spoke, radius.    ... show more

Dutch: linie



2 line

A mark that is long relative to its width.

Dutch: evenaar, haal, schrab, schrap, streep
Polish: kreska

3 line

A formation of people or things one behind another.

Polish: linia, rząd, szereg, sznur, wąż, łańcuch

4 line

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

Dutch: touw
Polish: linia

5 line

Text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen.

Dutch: rechte, brief, streep, verbinding, gezichtspunt, meridiaan, aansluiting, lijn, regel
Polish: linia, linijka, wers, wiersz

6 line

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

7 line

A fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops).

Dutch: grens, lijn, rechte, verbinding
Polish: linia

8 line

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.

synonyms: argument, argumentation, line of reasoning, logical argument.

9 line

A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power.

synonyms: cable, transmission line.

Roget 45: vinculum, link; connective, connection; junction etc. 43; bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium; bracket; bridge, stepping-stone, ... show more

Dutch: elektriciteitsdraad, elektriciteitskabel, geleiding, geleidraad, kabel, stroomdraad
Polish: drut, kabel

10 line

A connected series of events or actions or developments:
— Historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available.

synonym: course.

Roget 278: direction, bearing, course, vector; set, drift, tenor; tendency etc. 176; incidence; bending, trending etc. ... show more

Dutch: proces, rij, verloop

11 line

A spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent.

Dutch: lijn

12 line

A slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface:
— His face has many lines.

synonyms: crease, crinkle, furrow, seam, wrinkle.

Dutch: kreukel, plooi, rimpel, vouw
Polish: zmarszczka

13 line

A pipe used to transport liquids or gases:
— A pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport.

synonym: pipeline.

Dutch: pijpleiding, pijplijn
Polish: rurociąg

14 line

The road consisting of railroad track and roadbed.

synonyms: rail line, railway line.

Polish: linia kolejowa

15 line

A telephone connection.

synonyms: phone line, subscriber line, telephone circuit, telephone line.

Dutch: telefoonverbinding

16 line

Acting in conformity.

17 line

The descendants of one individual:
— His entire lineage has been warriors.

synonyms: ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree ... show more.

Roget 69: continuity; consecution, consecutiveness etc. adj.; succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain; catenation, concatenation; ... show more

Roget 166: paternity; parentage; consanguinity etc. 11.    parent; father, sire, dad, papa, paterfamilias, abba; genitor, progenitor, ... show more

Roget 167: posterity, progeny, breed, issue, offspring, brood, litter, seed, farrow, spawn, spat; family, grandchildren, ... show more

Dutch: bloedverwante, bloedverwant, familielid, verwant
Polish: linia

18 line

Something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible.

Dutch: lijn

19 line

The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money:
— He's not in my line of business.

synonyms: business, job, line of work, occupation.

Roget 625: business, occupation, employment; pursuit etc. 622; what one is doing, what one is about; affair, concern, matter, case.    matter in hand, ... show more

Dutch: baan, beroep, betrekking, dienstverband, functie, job, métier, positie, post, professie ... show more
Polish: praca, robota, zatrudnienie

20 line

In games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area.

21 line

often plural A means of communication or access:
— Lines of communication were set up between the two firms.

synonyms: channel, communication channel.

22 line

A particular kind of product or merchandise:
— A nice line of shoes.

synonyms: business line, line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, product line.

Polish: linia

23 line

A commercial organization serving as a common carrier.

Polish: linia, linie

24 line

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

synonym: agate line.

Dutch: lijn

25 line

The maximum credit that a customer is allowed.

synonyms: bank line, credit line, line of credit, personal credit line, personal line of credit.

Polish: linia kredytowa

26 line

A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence.

synonyms: air, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune.

Roget 597: poetry, poetics, poesy, Muse, Calliope, tuneful Nine, Parnassus, Helicon, Pierides, Pierian spring.    versification, rhyming, making verses; ... show more

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more

Dutch: kant, lijn, melodie, zangwijs
Polish: melodia

27 line

Persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress.

28 line

A short personal letter:
— Drop me a line when you get there.

synonyms: billet, note, short letter.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

29 line

A conceptual separation or distinction:
— There is a narrow line between sanity and insanity.

synonyms: contrast, demarcation, dividing line.

Dutch: contrast
Polish: oś

30 line

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

synonyms: assembly line, production line.

Dutch: lijn, lopende band, machinestraat, montageband, productielijn, productiestraat, produktielijn, produktiestraat, straat
Polish: linia produkcyjna, nitka produkcyjna

verb

1 line

Be in line with; form a line along:
— Trees line the riverbank.

synonym: run along.

Roget 224: line, stuff, incrust, wad, pad, fill.   

2 line

Cover the interior of.

3 line

Make a mark or lines on a surface:
— Draw a line.
— Trace the outline of a figure in the sand.

synonyms: delineate, describe, draw, trace.

Dutch: tekenen

4 line

Mark with lines.

5 line

Fill plentifully.

6 line

Reinforce with fabric.


Moby thesaurus: DMZ, Indian file, L, MO, Spenserian stanza, WATS, WATS line, Zeitgeist, abut, accommodation, accompaniment, accord, accordance, aceldama, acknowledgment, acquiescence, acquire, action, activity, adaptation ... show more.

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