A long, narrow mark or band
Cover the inside surface of (a container or garment) with a layer of different material
The point beyond which progress or survival cannot continue
The level of the base of most letters, such as h and x, in printing and writing
he drew a line through the name
a cardboard box lined with a blanket
(Of a garment) slightly flared from a narrow waist or shoulders
Having parts arranged in a line
An input socket in an electrical device
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
they saw the star-studded line-up as an opportunity to boost viewing figures
A bus route or service.
A type of fishing line, perhaps for catching dogfish (now historical).
A line used for catching drum fish, typically long and using multiple hooks and lead sinkers.
The alignment of the face of a structure, building, etc.
A fishing line without weights or floats, used for fishing with the bait (often relatively large bait, sometimes live) attached directly to the hook.
An imaginary line extending across the field at the point of a scrum, ruck, play-the-ball, etc., the crossing of which by the team in possession represents progress made towards the opposition's try line.
Originally US. A pipeline or pipe that carries gas of any kind (as natural gas, waste gas, or fuel gas); a gas main.
A pipeline or pipe that carries gasoline or petrol.
Fishing. To fish with a handline (for a particular fish).
Fishing informal. The person who or boat which catches the most fish during a particular period of time; frequently as a title.
The edge of a glacier or sheet ice; the latitude or altitude above which ice (especially permanent ice) is found.
A love-letter; a line written by a lover (chiefly in plural); now rare.
(In Maoist China) a system for arriving at policy decisions, based on direct and repeated consultation between leaders and the masses.
The level defined by the top of the primary lower-case letters (those without ascenders) in a given font.
Embryology. A ridge of thickened ectoderm that appears on either side of the ventral surface of a mammalian embryo, extending from the fore to the rear limb buds, on which the mammary glands form; (also) a line representing this in post-embryonic life, the line occupied by the mammary glands.
The limit of wave action on a coastal seabed below which mud will settle permanently on the bottom.
In square-rigged sailing vessels: a short line holding the parrel or truss of a yard to the mast or crosstrees, allowing freedom of movement for bracing.
The line marking the hour of noon on a sundial.
Mechanics and Geometry a line about which the moment of a given torque is zero.
A pipeline or tube for conveying oil.
The line between the pass court and the service court.
A postal route, especially in a terrain or region in which communication is difficult.
A railway line.
A thin line or cord used to mark a straight middle-line on a spar or mast, or (stretched between the bow and stern) to form the sheer of a ship.
A forum for telephone callers' opinions run by a radio station, newspaper, etc., typically involving callers leaving recorded messages on subjects which annoy them.
= reefpoint; (also more generally) a rope used in reefing a sail.
The line of rushers.
The point at which waves approaching a shore begin to break or form surf; the line of white foamy water produced by this.
A line on a person's body where darker, tanned skin meets paler skin which is not tanned, typically because it has been covered by clothing during exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, etc.
A transverse line marked on a billiard table, extending the diameter of the D to the sides of the table
A vertical line used in a musical score to mark a division between bars
Either of the two blue-coloured lines running across the ice between the centre line and the goal lines
A cell culture developed from a single cell and therefore consisting of cells with a uniform genetic make-up
An absorption line in an electromagnetic spectrum, appearing as a black line at visible wavelengths
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
The line that marks the back of the end zone