Synonyms of line in English:

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  • 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);
  • 6 he put the wash on the line
    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
    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;
  • 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 parties
    stop short of/at, refuse to accept, balk at;
    in line
  • 1.1 they stood in line for food
    in a row, in a file, in a lineup;
    chiefly British  in 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 position
    a candidate for, in the running for, on the short list for, being considered for
    get a line on
    were you able to get a line on their upcoming projects?
    learn something about, find out about, be informed about, hear about, hear tell about
    lay it on the line
    go ahead, lay it on the line, I can take it
    speak frankly, speak honestly, be direct, pull no punches, be blunt, not mince one's words, call a spade a spade
    informal give it to someone straight
    line up
  • 1.1 line up for inspection
    form a line, get into rows/columns, fall in;
    chiefly British  queue up;
    Military  dress
  • 2.1 they lined them up against the wall
    arrange in lines, put in rows, arrange in columns, align, range;
    Military  dress
  • 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 day
    at risk, in danger, in jeopardy, endangered, imperiled
    toe the line
    the choice is yours: toe the line or pack your bags
    conform, obey the rules, observe the rules, comply with the rules, abide by the rules, follow the rules
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    line 2


  • 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 funds
    make money, accept bribes, embezzle money
    informal feather one's nest, graft, grift, be on the make
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