Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word line

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word line. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

lʌɪn


Phonetics

Text pronounciation: undefined

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Origin of the word

Old English līne ‘rope, series’, probably of Germanic origin, from Latin linea (fibra) ‘flax (fibre)’, from Latin linum ‘flax’, reinforced in Middle English by Old French ligne, based on Latin linea .


Meanings

Part Of speech

noun

Definition

a long, narrow mark or band.

Example

a row of closely spaced dots will look like a continuous line

Synonyms

dash,rule,bar,score,underline,underscore,stroke,slash,virgule,solidus,stripe,strip,band,streak,belt,striation,stria,oblique


Definition

a length of cord, rope, wire, or other material serving a particular purpose.

Example

Lily pegged the washing on the line

Synonyms

cord,rope,string,cable,wire,thread,twine,strand,filament,ligature


Definition

a horizontal row of written or printed words.

Example

take the cursor up one line and press the delete key


Definition

a row of people or things.

Example

a line of altar boys proceeded down the aisle


Definition

an area or branch of activity.

Example

the stresses unique to their line of work

Synonyms

line of work,line of business,business,field,trade,occupation,employment,profession,work,job,day job,calling,vocation,career,pursuit,activity,walk of life,specialty,forte,province,department,sphere,area,area of expertise,domain,realm,métier,line of country,game,thing,bag,pigeon,racket


Definition

a connected series of military fieldworks or defences facing an enemy force.

Example

raids behind enemy lines

Synonyms

position,formation,disposition,front,front line,firing line,trenches


Part Of speech

verb

Definition

stand or be positioned at intervals along.

Example

a processional route lined by people waving flags

Synonyms

border,edge,fringe,bound,skirt,hem,rim


Definition

mark or cover with lines.

Example

deep wrinkles lined his face

Synonyms

furrow,wrinkle,crease,mark with lines,cover with lines,crinkle,pucker,corrugate,ruled,feint,scored,striped,stripy,banded,streaked,striated,wrinkled,wrinkly,furrowed,creased,marked with lines,covered with lines,crinkled,wizened,leathery,worn,puckered,grooved,corrugated,scarred

Antonyms

plain,blank,smooth



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