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line

Pronunciation: /lʌɪn/

Translation of line in Arabic:

noun/اسم

  • 1 (made with a pen, pencil, etc) خَطّ (plural: خُطوط) a straight/curved line خَطّ مُسْتَقيم \ مُنْحَنٍ he put a line through the word/the calculations شَطَبَ على الكَلِمةِ \ الحِساباتِ the line AB (in geometry) الخَطّ أ ب
  • 2 (of people, cars) صَفّ (plural: صُفوف), طابور (plural: طَوابيرُ); (of trees) صَفّ (plural: صُفوف) to sit in straight lines جَلَسَوا في صُفوفٍ مُسْتَقيمةٍ put the desks in line ضَع المَكاتِبَ في صَفٍّ
  • 3 (expressing suitability) to be in line for promotion كانَ عَلَيْهِ الدَوْرُ في التَرْقِيةِ
  • 4 (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية) (of customers, passengers) طابور (plural: طَوابيرُ), صَفّ (plural: صُفوف) to stand or wait in line وَقَفَ أو انْتَظَرَ في الصَفِّ to form a line شَكَّلَ صَفًّا
  • 7 (boundary) حَدّ (plural: حُدود), خَطّ فاصِل there's a fine line between knowledge and pedantry هُناكَ خَطٌّ دَقيقٌ يَفْصِلُ بين المَعْرِفةِ والحَذْلَقةِ
  • 8 (rope) حَبْل (plural: حِبال); (for fishing) خَيْط (plural: خُيوط, plural: خيطان) to put the washing on the line وَضَعَ الغَسيلَ على الحَبْلِ
  • 9 [electricity/الكهرباء] (cable) سِلْك (plural: أَسْلاك)
  • 10 [telecommunications/الاتصالات] (connection) خَطّ (plural: خُطوط) it's a very bad line هو خَطٌّ سَيِّئٌ جِدًّا to be on the line to sb كانَ على الخَطِّ مع شَخْصٍ the line went dead تَوَقَّفَ الخَطُّ
  • 11 (route) خَطّ (plural: خُطوط), طَريق (masculine/feminine) (plural: طُرُق)
  • 12 (track, rails) خَطّ (plural: خُطوط)
  • 13 (in genealogy) سِلْسِلة (plural: سَلاسِلُ), سُلالة the male/female line سِلْسِلة الذُكورِ \ الإناثِ to trace one's line back to sb تَعَقَّبَ نَسْلَهُ حتّى شَخْصٍ she is second in line to the throne هي الثانِيةُ في تَرْتيبِ وِلايةِ العَرْشِ
  • 14 (in prose or music) سَطْر (plural: سُطور, plural: أَسْطُر); (in poetry) بَيْت (plural: أَبْيات) a line from Shakespeare بَيْت من شِعْرِ شِكْسْبير he has all the best lines جَرَتْ على لِسانِهِ أَفْضَلُ العِباراتِ to learn one's lines [theatre/المسرح] حَفِظَ دَوْرَهُ
  • 15 (conformity) to fall into line with the rest of the group/the demands of the leadership كانَ مُتَوافِقاً مع باقي المَجْموعةِ \ مُتَطَلَّباتِ القِيادةِ we need to bring our legislation into line with the rest of Europe نَحْنُ بِحاجةٍ لِجَعْلِ تَشْريعِنا مُتَماشِياً مع بَقيّةِ أوروبّا to keep sb in line أَلْزَمَ شَخْصاً حَدَّهُ you're way out of line! [informal/غير رسمي] تَجاوَزْتَ الحَدَّ!
  • 16 [informal/غير رسمي] (piece of information) to have a line on sb/sth كانَ لَدَيْهِ مَعْلومةٌ عن شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ don't give me that line! لا تَقُصَّ عَلَيَّ هذه الأُكْذوبةَ!
  • 17 (stance) مَوْقِف (plural: مَواقِفُ) the official line المَوْقِف الرَسْميّ to take a firm line with sb اتَّخَذَ مَوْقِفاً حازِماً مع شَخْصٍ to be on the right lines كانَ على المَسارِ الصَحيحِ
  • 18 [business/الأعمال التجارية] (type of product) خَطّ (plural: خُطوط)
  • 19 [military/العسكرية] behind enemy lines خَلْفَ خُطوطِ العَدوِّ
  • 20 [informal/غير رسمي] (of cocaine) خَطّ (plural: خُطوط)

prepositional phrase/عبارة تبدأ بحرف جر (in line with)

  • بِما يَتَناسَبُ مع [a policy] [trend] [requirement] to increase in line with inflation زادَ بِما يَتَناسَبُ مع التَضَخُّمِ

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 2 (to stand along) اصْطَفَّ على [a route]

Idioms

something along those lines

شَيْء من هذا القَبيلِ

somewhere along the line

لاحِقاً عند نُقْطةٍ ما

to be on the line

كانَ مُعَرَّضاً للخَطَرِ

to put sth on the line

to sign on the dotted line

وَقَّعَ بالمُوافَقةِ

Phrasal verbs

line up

(to stand side by side) وَقَفَ جَنْباً إلى جَنْبٍ; (one behind the other) وَقَفَ في طابورٍ 1.1 (in a competition, dispute) to line up against sb [politics/السياسة] [unions] [nations] عارَضَ شَخْصاً [sport/الرياضة] [players] [teams] ‫لَعِبَ ضدّ‬ شَخْصٍ
line up [sb]line [sb] up (side by side) وَضَعَ [شَخْصاً] في صَفٍّ; (one behind the other) وَضَعَ [شَخْصاً] في طابورٍ
line [sth] upline up [sth] (to align) حاذى [شَيْئاً] to line sth up with a building/post وَضَعَ شَيْئاً في مُحاذاةِ مَبْنًى \ عَمودٍ 1.1 (to organize) to have sb/sth lined up [work] [an activity] [a band] ‫أَعَدَّ \ رَتَّبَ [شَيْئاً]‬ what have you got lined up for us tonight? ماذا أَعْدَدْتَ لَنا اللَيْلةَ؟

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