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A long, narrow mark or band
“Put your measuring tape on the floor, mark a line at 15 in then mark a line at 40 in.”
A row of people or things
“Taylor was marching beside Shane when he heard a ruckus at the end of the line of soldiers.”
A length of cord, rope, wire, or other material serving a particular purpose
“However, disaster was averted with the arrival of the rescue boat, which managed to get a line on board the stricken vessel and was able to tow it to safety.”
A way of acting or proceeding
“They took a very tough line with the industry right from the word go.”
An area or branch of activity
“Staring at a computer screen all day wasn't the best line of work but it paid pretty well.”
The line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
“Mrs Caywood-Guffy has traced her family line back to an ancestor who lived in Cawood in 1200.”
Written communication
“Perhaps I should drop Ralph a line.”
A false or exaggerated remark or story
“Australian workers have been fed this line for over a decade now and the end result is we're working harder than ever with less job security.”
A contour or outline considered as a feature of design or composition
“We set off eastwards along the valley following the line of the mountains.”
A notional limit or boundary
“Teachers earn less than 100 dollars a month; rural workers live below the line of extreme poverty; public universities are forced to fight each other over reduced resources.”
A connected series of military fieldworks or defences facing an enemy force
“He began to recruit, train and insert agents who would gather intelligence behind enemy lines.”
A series of related things
“Three wheelie bin blazes in the early hours of Thursday are the latest in a line of 24 arson attacks in the last year.”
A direct course
“When my turn comes, my task sounds simple; to sail in a straight line and then tack.”
The words of an actor's part in a play or film
“He sees how each scene should look, how the music should feel, how the actors should speak their lines.”
A range of commercial goods
“The line will feature all manner of garments, from party dresses to sweaters.”
A part of a poem or song forming one row of written or printed words
“The poems can be on any subject, in any form, and there is a line limit of 30 lines.”
Merchandise carried by store
A thin indented mark or wrinkle on skin
“We use lasers to treat blemishes, thread veins, remove tattoos, and carry out skin resurfacing to remove lines.”
A policy or prescribed way of thinking
“She had not been listening, but pursuing her own line of thought.”
“… the workers rushed to fix the leak in the gas line.”
Stand or be positioned at intervals along
“There is a crowd of chanting people walking down the street, traffic is at a standstill and police line the pavements.”
Put covering inside object
“The cells line an area of human lungs that helps our bodies absorb oxygen and shed carbon dioxide.”
“Her face was lined with age.”
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