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British English: /lʌɪn/
American English: /laɪn/

Translation of line in Arabic:


  • 1 (made with a pen, pencil, etc) 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)
    (of trees)
    to sit in straight lines
    جَلَسَوا في صُفوفٍ مُسْتَقيمةٍ
    put the desks in line
    ضَع المَكاتِبَ في صَفٍّ
  • 3 (expressing suitability) See examples: to be in line for promotion
    كانَ عَلَيْهِ الدَوْرُ في التَرْقِيةِ
  • 4 (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية)
    (of customers, passengers)
    to stand or wait in line
    وَقَفَ أو انْتَظَرَ في الصَفِّ
    to form a line
    شَكَّلَ صَفًّا
  • 7 (boundary) there's a fine line between knowledge and pedantry
    هُناكَ خَطٌّ دَقيقٌ يَفْصِلُ بين المَعْرِفةِ والحَذْلَقةِ
  • 8 (rope)
    (for fishing)
    to put the washing on the line
    وَضَعَ الغَسيلَ على الحَبْلِ
  • 10 (Telecom) (connection) it's a very bad line
    هو خَطٌّ سَيِّئٌ جِدًّا
    to be on the line to somebody
    كانَ على الخَطِّ مع شَخْصٍ
    the line went dead
    تَوَقَّفَ الخَطُّ
  • 13 the male/female line
    سِلْسِلة الذُكورِ \ الإناثِ
    to trace one's line back to somebody
    تَعَقَّبَ نَسْلَهُ حتّى شَخْصٍ
    she is second in line to the throne
    هي الثانِيةُ في تَرْتيبِ وِلايةِ العَرْشِ
  • 14
    (in prose or music)
    (in poetry)
    a line from Shakespeare
    بَيْت من شِعْرِ شِكْسْبير
    he has all the best lines
    جَرَتْ على لِسانِهِ أَفْضَلُ العِباراتِ
    to learn one's lines
    حَفِظَ دَوْرَهُ
  • 15 (conformity) See examples: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 somebody in line
    أَلْزَمَ شَخْصاً حَدَّهُ
    you're way out of line! [informal]
    تَجاوَزْتَ الحَدَّ!
  • 16 [informal] (piece of information) See examples:to have a line on somebody/something
    كانَ لَدَيْهِ مَعْلومةٌ عن شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ
    don't give me that line!
    لا تَقُصَّ عَلَيَّ هذه الأُكْذوبةَ!
  • 17 (stance) the official line
    المَوْقِف الرَسْميّ
    to take a firm line with somebody
    اتَّخَذَ مَوْقِفاً حازِماً مع شَخْصٍ
    to be on the right lines
    كانَ على المَسارِ الصَحيحِ
  • 18 (business/الأعمال التجارية) (type of product)
  • 19 (military/العسكرية)behind enemy lines
    خَلْفَ خُطوطِ العَدوِّ

also: in line with prepositional phrase/عبارة تبدأ بحرف جر

  • 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)


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 something 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
2 (in a competition, dispute) See examples: to line up against somebody
(politics/السياسة) (unions, nations)
عارَضَ شَخْصاً
(sport/الرياضة) (players, teams)
‫لَعِبَ ضدّ‬ شَخْصٍ
line up [somebody], line [somebody] up
(side by side)
وَضَعَ [شَخْصاً] في صَفٍّ
(one behind the other)
وَضَعَ [شَخْصاً] في طابورٍ
line [something] up, line up [something] 1 (to align) to line something up with a building/post
وَضَعَ شَيْئاً في مُحاذاةِ مَبْنًى \ عَمودٍ
2 (to organize) See examples:to have somebody/something 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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