Synonyms of line in English:



  • 1 he drew a line through the name
    dash, rule, bar, score; underline, underscore, stroke, slash
    technical stria, striation
  • 2 there were lines around her eyes
    wrinkle, furrow, crease, groove, crinkle, crow's foot, laugh line
  • 3 (usually lines) the classic lines of the exterior
    contour, outline, configuration, shape, figure, delineation, profile
  • 4 the line between Canada and the United States
    boundary, boundary line, limit, border, borderline, demarcation line, dividing line, edge, margin, perimeter, frontier
  • 5 (usually lines) behind enemy lines
    position, formation, defense, fieldwork, front (line); trenches
  • 6 he put the wash on the line
    clothesline; cord, rope, string, cable, wire, thread, twine, strand
  • 7 they waited in a line
    row, file, lineup, queue
  • 8 a line of figures
    column, row
  • 9 a long line of bad decisions
  • 10 a line of flight
  • 11 they took a very tough line with the industry the party line
    course of action, course, procedure, technique, tactic, tack; policy, practice, approach, plan, program, position, stance, philosophy
  • 12 her own line of thought
    course, direction, drift, tack, tendency, trend
  • 13 informal he fed me a line
    story, piece of fiction, fabrication
    informal spiel
  • 14 (lines) he couldn't remember his lines
    words, part, script, speech
  • 15 my line is engineering
    line of work, work, line of business, business, field, trade, occupation, employment, profession, job, career, specialty, forte, province, department, sphere, area, area of expertise
  • 16 a new line of cologne
    brand, kind, sort, type, variety, make
  • 18 the opening line of the poem
    sentence, phrase, clause, utterance; passage, extract, quotation, quote, citation
  • 19 I should drop Ralph a line
    note, letter, card, postcard, email, message, communication, missive, memorandum; correspondence, word
    informal memo
    formal epistle
  • verb

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  • 1 her face was lined with age
    furrow, wrinkle, crease, pucker, mark with lines
  • 2 the driveway was lined by poplars
    border, edge, fringe, bound, rim
  • Phrases

    draw the line at

    we draw the line at keg partiesstop short of/atrefuse to acceptbalk atobject totake issue withtake exception to

    in line

  • 1.1 they stood in line for food
    in a row, in a file, in a lineup; chiefly Britishin a queue
  • 2.1 the advertisements are in line with the editorial style
    in agreement, in accord, in accordance, in harmony, in step, in compliance
  • 3.1 he stood in line with the target
    in alignment, aligned, level, at the same height; side by side
  • 4.1 the referee kept him in line
    under control, in order, in check
  • in line for

    Laine is in line for a senior positiona candidate forin the running foron the short list forbeing considered for

    get a line on

    were you able to get a line on their upcoming projects?learn something aboutfind out aboutbe informed abouthear abouthear tell about

    lay it on the line

    go ahead, lay it on the line, I can take itspeak franklyspeak honestlybe directpull no punchesbe bluntnot mince one's wordscall a spade a spade informalgive it to someone straight

    line up

  • 1.1 line up for inspection
    form a line, get into rows/columns, fall in; chiefly Britishqueue up; Militarydress
  • 2.1 they lined them up against the wall
    arrange in lines, put in rows, arrange in columns, align, range; Militarydress
  • 3.1 we've lined up an all-star cast
    assemble, put together, organize, prepare, arrange, prearrange, fix up; book, schedule
  • on the line

    a firefighter's life is on the line every dayat riskin dangerin jeopardyendangeredimperiled

    toe the line

    the choice is yours: toe the line or pack your bagsconformobey the rulesobserve the rulescomply with the rulesabide by the rulesfollow the rules informalplay by the rules

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    Pronunciation: ˌɪmpjʊˈdɪsɪti
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    Synonyms of line in English:



  • 1 they lined the handbags with a quilted rayon
    put a lining in, interline, face, back, pad
  • Phrases

    line one's pockets

    informal he had lined his pockets with campaign fundsmake moneyaccept bribesembezzle money informalfeather one's nestgraftgriftbe on the make

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