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  • EN [ laɪn]
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English definition


  • 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"
  • 9. a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power

  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 13. a pipe used to transport liquids or gases;

    • "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
  • 14. the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

  • 15. a telephone connection

  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 22. a particular kind of product or merchandise;

    • "a nice line of shoes"
  • 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

  • 25. the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

  • 26. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;

    • "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
  • 27. a short personal letter;

    • "drop me a line when you get there"
  • 28. a conceptual separation or demarcation;

    • "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
  • 29. mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it


  • 1. be in line with; form a line along;

    • "trees line the riverbank"
  • 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"
  • 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"

Example sentences

  • Row upon row of newly built warehouses line the waterfront.

  • In the fifth line, read " hurry " for " harry " .

  • The railway line follows the river for several miles.

  • The line cuts the circle at two points.

  • The currents of air that the walls of the ship direct upwards, as well as in line of its course are enough to give the great bird with its immense wings sufficent sustenance and progress.

  • Where does this line tie in with the main circuit?

  • Let me lay it on the line, we have done our share.

  • The enormous fish snapped the line.

  • The intake of gasoline was stopped by a clogged fuel line.

  • The white plate is banded with a blue line round the edge.

  • The line is in use.

  • Line AB intersects line CD at E.

  • Please line the drawers with clean paper after you have emptied them.

  • That's not much in my line.

  • There is a line of young trees on each side of the street.

  • She hung the washing on the line to dry.

  • You must measure the length by rule and line.

  • Three characters are missing in this line.

  • A police put some chemicals on the piece of paper and a line of words showed up.

  • You flung away that last line. We couldn't hear you.

  • Each paragraph begins on a new line.

  • Theoretically, a line can extend into infinity.

  • The soldiers have got their equipment up to the front line.

  • Work hard; your job is on the line.

  • He made a cast with a fishing line.

  • There was an echo on the line and I couldn't hear clearly.

  • a line of stately elms

  • The first line of each paragraph should be indented.

  • He succeeded in propelling the ball across the line.

  • Paying rent simply helps to line the pockets of landlords. It's far better to put your money into bricks and mortar of your own.

Phrase collocation

  • line up

    To arrange in or form a line.

    To organize and make ready

    • lined up considerable support for the bill.

  • above the line

    (Finance)denoting or relating to money spent on items of current expenditure

    (Bridge)denoting bonus points and penalty points, which do not count towards the game

  • all (the way) down (或 along) the line

    at every point or stage

    • the mistakes were due to lack of care all down the line.

  • along (或 down) the line

    at a further, later, or unspecified point

    • I knew that somewhere down the line there would be an inquest.

  • below the line

    (Finance)denoting or relating to money spent on items of capital expenditure

    (Bridge)denoting points for tricks bid and won, which count towards the game

  • bring someone/thing into line

    cause someone or something to conform

    • the change in the law will bring Britain into line with Europe.

  • come down to the line

    (of a race) be closely fought right until the end

  • come into line


    • Britain has come into line with other Western democracies in giving the vote to its citizens living abroad.

  • the end of the line

    the point at which further effort is unproductive or one can go no further

  • get a line on

    (informal)learn something about

  • in line

    under control

    • that threat kept a lot of people in line.

    (chiefly N. Amer.)in a queue

    • I always peer at other people's baskets as we stand in line.

  • in the line of duty

    while one is working (used mainly of police officers or soldiers)

  • in (或 out of) line with

    in (or not in) alignment or accordance with

    • remuneration is in line with comparable international organizations.

  • lay (或 put) it on the line

    speak frankly


  • line

    • They lined twice last night ;no wonder they're tired.

    • Don't feed me that line.

    • He gave her a line ahout how pretty she was.

    • Will you please give me a line on his work?

    • Let you and me go do some lines, okay?

  • (One’s) ass is on the line.

    • I better be right this time, because my ass is on the line.

  • main line

    • She liked to have Peter there, so young and handsome and so popular with the main line.

Synonym discrimination

  • row, queue, line, rank, file

  • string, rope, line, cord, thread, wire


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