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EN[laɪn] [-aɪn]
US
Fligne
Six lines (drawn paths).
Six lines (drawn paths).

    Definition of line in English Dictionary

  • NomPLlinesSUF-ine
    1. A path through two or more points (compare ‘segment’); a continuous mark, including as made by a pen; any path, curved or straight.
      1. The arrow descended in a curved line. ‎
      2. She [a ship called Town-Ho] was somewhere to the northward of the Line.
      3. St Johnstone's Liam Craig had to clear off the line before Steven Anderson sent a looping header into his own net for the equaliser on 36 minutes.
    2. A rope, cord, string, or thread, of any thickness.
      1. Then we hunted up a place close by to hide the canoe in, amongst the thick willows. We took some fish off of the lines and set them again, and begun to get ready for dinner.
    3. Direction, path.
      1. the line of sight;  the line of vision
    4. The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, a telephone or internet cable between two points: a telephone or network connection.
      1. I tried to make a call, but the line was dead. ‎
      2. a dedicated line;  a shared line
      3. Please speak up, the line is very faint. ‎
    5. A letter, a written form of communication.
      1. Drop me a line. ‎
    6. A connected series of public conveyances, as a roadbed or railway track; and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.
      1. a line of stages;  an express line
    7. (military) A trench or rampart, or the non-physical demarcation of the extent of the territory occupied by specified forces.
      1. This description of the old front line, as it was when the Battle of the Somme began, may some day be of use. [ …] It is hoped that this description of the line will be followed by an account of our people's share in the battle.
    8. The exterior limit of a figure or territory: a boundary, contour, or outline; a demarcation.
      1. Eden stretch'd her Line / From Auran Eastward to the Royal Towrs / Of great Seleucia,
    9. A long tape or ribbon marked with units for measuring; a tape measure.
      1. OBS A measuring line or cord.
        1. That which was measured by a line, such as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.
          1. A threadlike crease or wrinkle marking the face, hand, or body; hence, a characteristic mark.
            1. He tipples palmistry, and dines On all her fortune-telling lines.
          2. Lineament; feature; figure (of one's body).
            1. I mean, the lines of my body are as well drawn as his.
          3. A more-or-less straight sequence of people, objects, etc., either arranged as a queue or column and often waiting to be processed or dealt with, or arranged abreast of one another in a row (and contrasted with a column), as in a military formation.
            1. The line forms on the right. ‎
            2. There is a line of houses. ‎
          4. (military) The regular infantry of an army, as distinguished from militia, guards, volunteer corps, cavalry, artillery, etc.
            1. A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; compare lineage.
              1. Of his lineage am I, and his offspring / By very line,
            2. A small amount of text. Specifically.
              1. The answer to the comprehension question can be found in the third line of the accompanying text. ‎
              2. Nay if you read this line, remember not, / The hand that writ it.
              3. He was perfecting his pickup lines for use at the bar. ‎
              4. "It is what it is" was one his more annoying lines. ‎
              5. Don't feed me a line! ‎
            3. Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.
              1. He is uncommonly powerful in his own line; but it is not the line of a first-rate man.
            4. The official, stated position (or set of positions) of an individual or group, particularly a political or religious faction.
              1. Remember, your answers must match the party line. ‎
            5. The products or services sold by a business, or by extension, the business itself.
              1. line of business, product line
              2. How many buses does the line have? ‎
              3. The airline is in danger of bankruptcy. ‎
            6. (stock exchange) A number of shares taken by a jobber.
              1. A measure of length.
                1. The arm of the Russian infantry is the three-line rifle, model 1891 (caliber 0.299 inch)  [ …] .
                2. The cutis measures in thickness from a quarter of a line to a line and a half (a line is one-twelfth of an inch).
                3. In case any of the committee do not understand what is meant by a rate per line, I may say that buttons, being very small, are not measured by the foot or inch, but by the line, a line being one-fortieth of an inch. For example, that is a 27-line button  [ …] .
              2. (historical) A maxwell, a unit of magnetic flux.
                1. At the same time, however, for calculation in the metric system, one metre is taken as the unit for the length of the conductor, one metre per second as the unit velocity, and one line per square centimetre as the unit of field density.
              3. (baseball, slang, 1800s, ‘the line’) The batter’s box.
                1. (fencing, ‘line of engagement’) The position in which the fencers hold their swords.
                  1. Thus, for example, in the line of Quarte, the direct thrust is parried by dropping the point under the adversary's blade and circling upwards, throwing off the attack in the opposite line (that of Tierce), and upon the direct thrust in the line of Tierce, by a similar action throwing off the attack in the opposite line (that of Quarte).
                2. (engineering) Proper relative position or adjustment (of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working).
                  1. the engine is in line / out of line
                3. A small portion or serving (of a powdery illegal drug).
                  1. "Let's have a line." He pulled a razor blade from his pocket and scooped out a couple of mounds. He laid out seven thick lines on a mirror. He rolled up a fifty-dollar note and snorted a line.
                4. OBS Instruction; doctrine.
                  1. (genetics) Population of cells derived from a single cell and containing the same genetic makeup.
                    1. (perfusion line) a set composed of a spike, a drip chamber, a clamp, a Y-injection site, a three-way stopcock and a catheter.
                      1. OBS Flax; linen, particularly the longer fiber of flax.
                        1. And clothed all in Garments made of line.
                    2. VerbeSGlinesPRliningPT, PPlined
                      1. VT To place (objects) into a line (usually used with "up"); to form into a line; to align.
                        1. to line troops
                      2. VT To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding; to fortify.
                        1. to line works with soldiers
                      3. To form a line along.
                        1. [ …] the crowd that lined the road to watch us as we wound slowly on.
                      4. VT To mark with a line or lines, to cover with lines.
                        1. to line a copy book
                      5. VT OBS To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.
                        1. All the pictures fairest lined Are but black to Rosalind.
                      6. VT To read or repeat line by line.
                        1. to line out a hymn
                      7. VI (‘line up’) To form or enter into a line.
                        1. VI (baseball) To hit a line drive; to hit a line drive which is caught for an out. Compare fly and ground.
                          1. Jones lined to left in his last at-bat. ‎
                        2. To track (wild bees) to their nest by following their line of flight.
                          1. VT To cover the inner surface of (something), originally especially with linen.
                            1. Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.
                          2. To reinforce (the back of a book) with glue and glued scrap material such as fabric or paper.
                            1. [ …] such books are always close back—ie, the leather cover is always glued or pasted to the bare back of the book. After books have been lined the bands are put on if the style of binding admits of this operation.
                          3. VT To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money.
                            1. because the charge amounteth mostly very high for any one man's purse, except lined beyond ordinary, to reach unto
                          4. VT (now rare, of a dog) to copulate with, to impregnate.
                            1. A bitch lined by a mangy dog is very liable to produce mangy puppies, and the progeny of a mangy bitch is certain to become affected some time or other.
                        3. Plus d'exemples
                          1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                            • The suit joins a long line of court encounters between sharp reviews and the restaurateurial ego, and, if the earlier cases are a reliable guide, it is doomed.
                            • The episode of the sun-god's island is the Odyssey's equivalent of Chekhov's gun, announced in the poem's earliest lines as the occasion of the companions' downfall and anticipated ever since.
                            • Excellent descriptive power and frequent brilliant lines in this adoxographic poem.
                          2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                            • Line up the 1/2 template with the stringer (or draw a center line) — Stephen Pirsch [1]
                          3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
                            • I think they've basically decided to go through with it, but they still have to sign on the dotted line.
                            • I hope my comments yesterday were not out of line.
                            • The city’s quintessential urbanness could be its silver lining.
                        • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
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                                • Noms Indénombrable
                              • Verbes
                                • Verbes intransitifs
                                  • Verbes transitifs
                                Liens Connexes:
                                1. en lines
                                2. en linen
                                3. en lined
                                4. en lineage
                                5. en liner
                                Source: Wiktionnaire

                                Meaning of line for the defined word.

                                Grammaticalement, ce mot "line" est un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable et un singularia tantum. C'est aussi un verbe, plus spécifiquement, un verbes intransitif et un verbes transitif.
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