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line1 US English

A long, narrow mark or band

line2 US English

Cover the inside surface of (a container or garment) with a layer of different material

line1 US Thesaurus

he drew a line through the name

line2 US Thesaurus

they lined the handbags with a quilted rayon

the end of the road US English

The point beyond which progress or survival cannot continue

the Line in line1 US English

The equator

the line in line1 US English

The level of the base of most letters, such as h and x, in printing and writing

the path of least resistance US English

An option avoiding difficulty or unpleasantness; the easiest course of action

A-line US English

(Of a garment) slightly flared from a narrow waist or shoulders

A-line New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(of a garment) slightly flared

in-line US English

Having parts arranged in a line

in line US English

Under control

line-in US English

An input socket in an electrical device

line-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

bar line US English

A vertical line used in a musical score to mark a division between bars

blue line US English

Either of the two lines midway between the center of the rink and each goal

cell line US English

A cell culture developed from a single cell and therefore consisting of cells with a uniform genetic makeup

chat line US English

A telephone service that allows conversation among a number of people who call into it separately

dark line US English

A line in an absorption spectrum, appearing as a black line at visible wavelengths

Date Line US English

An imaginary north-south line through the Pacific Ocean, adopted in 1884, to the east of which the date is a day earlier than it is to the west. It lies chiefly along the meridian furthest from Greenwich, England (i.e., longitude 180°), with diversions to pass around some island groups

end line US English

The line that marks the back of the end zone

exit line US English

A line spoken by an actor immediately before leaving the stage

fall line US English

A narrow zone that marks the geological boundary between an upland region and a plain, distinguished by the occurrence of falls and rapids where rivers and streams cross it

fire line US English

A firebreak in a forest

flow line US English

A route followed by a product through successive stages of manufacture or treatment

foul line US English

A line marking the boundary of permissible movement or play, in particular

germ line US English

A series of germ cells each descended or developed from earlier cells in the series, regarded as continuing through successive generations of an organism

goal line US English

A line across a football or hockey field at or near its end, on which the goal is placed or which acts as the boundary beyond which a try or touchdown is scored

hard line US English

An uncompromising adherence to a firm policy

hog line US English

A line marked across either end of a curling rink. No sweeping is allowed until a stone has crossed the first line

line out US English

Be put out by hitting a line drive that is caught

line cut US English

An engraving from a drawing consisting of solid blacks and whites, without gradations of color

line feed US English

The action of advancing paper in a printing machine by the space of one line

line item US English

An entry that appears on a separate line in a bookkeeping ledger or a fiscal budget

line work US English

Drawings or designs carried out with a pen or pencil, as opposed to wash or similar techniques

load line US English

Another term for Plimsoll line.

log line US English

A line to which a ship’s log is attached

main line US English

A chief railroad line

Main Line US English

A popular name for a series of affluent suburbs west of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, along the old Pennsylvania Railroad main line

old-line US English

Holding conservative views

open line US English

A means of easy access or communication

plot line US English

The course or main features of a narrative such as the plot of a play, novel, or movie

pure line US English

An inbred line of genetic descent

real line US English

A notional line in which every real number is conceived of as represented by a point

snow line US English

The altitude above which some snow remains on the ground in a particular place throughout the year

soft line US English

A flexible and moderate attitude or policy

tag line US English

A catchphrase or slogan, especially as used in advertising, or the punchline of a joke

tie line US English

A transmission line connecting parts of a system, especially a telephone line connecting two private branch exchanges

top-line US English

Of the highest quality or ranking


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