Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun line

30 senses of line

Sense 1
line -- (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")
       => formation -- (an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes")

Sense 2
line -- (a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart")
       => mark, print -- (a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere")

Sense 3
line -- (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")
       => formation -- (an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes")

Sense 4
line -- (a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point)
       => shape, form -- (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape")

Sense 5
line -- (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")
       => text, textual matter -- (the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text")

Sense 6
line -- (a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum)
       => electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation -- (radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge)

Sense 7
line -- (a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line")
       => military position, position -- (a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons)

Sense 8
argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, line -- (a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning")
       => reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought -- (thinking that is coherent and logical)

Sense 9
cable, line, transmission line -- (a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power)
       => conductor -- (a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.)

Sense 10
course, line -- (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")
       => series -- (similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies")

Sense 11
line -- (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)
       => location -- (a point or extent in space)

Sense 12
wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line -- (a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles")
       => depression, impression, imprint -- (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud")

Sense 13
pipeline, line -- (a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport")
       => pipe, pipage, piping -- (a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.)

Sense 14
line, railway line, rail line -- (the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed)
       => road, route -- (an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation)

Sense 15
telephone line, phone line, telephone circuit, subscriber line, line -- (a telephone connection)
       => connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective -- (an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers")

Sense 16
line -- (acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line")
       => conformity, conformation, compliance, abidance -- (acting according to certain accepted standards; "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices")

Sense 17
lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock -- (the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors")
       => genealogy, family tree -- (successive generations of kin)

Sense 18
line -- (something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line")
       => artifact, artefact -- (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Sense 19
occupation, business, job, line of work, line -- (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 20
line -- (in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area)
       => mark, print -- (a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere")

Sense 21
channel, communication channel, line -- ((often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms")
       => communication, communicating -- (the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow")

Sense 22
line, product line, line of products, line of merchandise, business line, line of business -- (a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes")
       => merchandise, ware, product -- (commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products")

Sense 23
line -- (a commercial organization serving as a common carrier)
       => carrier, common carrier -- (a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages)

Sense 24
agate line, line -- (space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising)
       => area unit, square measure -- (a system of units used to measure areas)

Sense 25
credit line, line of credit, bank line, line, personal credit line, personal line of credit -- (the maximum credit that a customer is allowed)
       => credit -- (money available for a client to borrow)

Sense 26
tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase -- (a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven")
       => music -- (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Sense 27
line -- (persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress; "`let me show you my etchings' is a rather worn line"; "he has a smooth line but I didn't fall for it"; "that salesman must have practiced his fast line of talk")
       => persuasion, suasion -- (the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action)

Sense 28
note, short letter, line, billet -- (a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there")
       => personal letter -- (a letter dealing with personal affairs)

Sense 29
line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast -- (a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity")
       => differentiation, distinction -- (a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation")

Sense 30
production line, assembly line, line -- (mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it)
       => mechanical system -- (a system of elements that interact on mechanical principles)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb line

6 senses of line

Sense 1
line, run along -- (be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 2
line -- (cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 3
trace, draw, line, describe, delineate -- (make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand")
       => mark -- (make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads")

Sense 4
line -- (mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face")
       => score, nock, mark -- (make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it")

Sense 5
line -- (fill plentifully; "line one's pockets")
       => fill, fill up, make full -- (make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride")

Sense 6
line -- (reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring")
       => reinforce, reenforce -- (make stronger; "he reinforced the concrete")

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