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line1 British & World English

A long, narrow mark or band

line2 British & World English

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

the end of the road British & World English

The point beyond which progress or survival cannot continue

the line in line1 British & World English

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

A-line British & World English

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

in-line British & World English

Having parts arranged in a line

in line British & World English

Under control

line-in British & World English

An input socket in an electrical device

line-up British & World English

A group of people or things brought together for a particular purpose, especially the members of a sports team or a group of musicians or other entertainers

balk line British & World English

A transverse line marked on a billiard table, extending the diameter of the D to the sides of the table

bar line British & World English

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

blue line British & World English

Either of the two lines running across the ice between the centre line and the goal line

cell line British & World English

A cell culture developed from a single cell and therefore consisting of cells with a uniform genetic make-up

plot line British & World English

The course or main features of the plot of a play, novel, or film

pure line British & World English

An inbred line of genetic descent

real line British & World English

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

dark line British & World English

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

Date Line British & World 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 (i.e. longitude 180°), with diversions to pass around some island groups

end line British & World English

The line that marks the back of the end zone

fall line British & World English

The route leading straight down any particular part of a slope

exit line British & World English

A line spoken by an actor immediately before leaving the stage

foul line British & World English

Either of the straight lines extending from home plate down to the first and third bases and marking the limit of the playing area, within which a hit is deemed to be fair

fire line British & World English

A firebreak in a forest

tie line British & World English

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

top-line British & World English

Of the highest quality or ranking

soft line British & World English

A flexible and moderate attitude or policy

snow line British & World English

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

tag line British & World English

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

zip line British & World English

A cable or rope stretched between two points of different heights, down which a person slides for amusement by means of a suspended harness, pulley or handle

germ line British & World 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

flow line British & World English

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

goal line British & World 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 British & World English

An uncompromising adherence to a firm policy

head line British & World English

(In palmistry) the lower of the two horizontal lines that cross the palm of the hand, linked to the nature and strength of a person’s mental faculties

hog line British & World English

(In the game of curling) a line marked across either end of a curling rink at one sixth of the rink’s length from the tee. No sweeping is allowed until a stone has crossed the first line

load line British & World English

Another term for Plimsoll line.

line out British & World English

Be caught out after hitting a line drive

line-out British & World English

A formation of parallel lines of opposing forwards at right angles to the touchline when the ball is thrown in

line cut British & World English

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

line item British & World English

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

line work British & World English

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

log line British & World English

A line to which a ship’s log is attached

main line British & World English

A chief railway line

Main Line British & World English

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

old-line British & World English

Holding conservative views

open line British & World English

A telephone line on which conversations can be overheard or intercepted by others

agonic line British & World English

An imaginary line round the earth passing through both the north pole and the north magnetic pole, at any point on which a compass needle points to true north

Attila Line British & World English

The boundary separating Greek and Turkish-occupied Cyprus, named after the Attila Plan, a secret Turkish plan of 1964 to partition the country

behind line British & World English

The line between an inner and outer goalpost


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