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Dictionary definition for: Line

1. (v) be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"

2. (n) a formation of people or things one beside another; "the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed" "they were arrayed in line of battle" "the cast stood in line for the curtain call"

3. (v) cover the interior of (garments) "line the gloves"

4. (n) a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart" "The substance produced characteristic lines on the spectroscope"

5. (v) make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

6. (n) a formation of people or things one behind another; "the line stretched clear around the corner" "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"

7. (v) mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"

8. (n) a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point

9. (v) fill plentifully; "line one''s pockets"

10. (n) text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines" "there are six lines in every stanza"

11. (n) a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum

12. (v) reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"

13. (n) a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops) "they attacked the enemy''s line"

14. (n) the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can''t follow your line of reasoning"

15. (n) a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power

16. (n) a connected series of events or actions or developments; "the government took a firm course" "historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"

17. (n) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

18. (n) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines" "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

19. (n) a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"

20. (n) the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

21. (n) a telephone connection

22. (n) acting in conformity; "in line with" "he got out of line" "toe the line"

23. (n) the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"

24. (n) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"

25. (n) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he''s not in my line of business"

26. (n) in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area

27. (n) (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels" "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

28. (n) a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"

29. (n) a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

30. (n) space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising

31. (n) the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

32. (n) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"

33. (n) a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"

34. (n) a conceptual separation or demarcation; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"

35. (n) mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it

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