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Meaning of line

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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"
      2: a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on
         the chart"
      3: 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"
      4: a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness;
         the trace of a moving point
      5: 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"
      6: a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a
      7: a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward
         position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
      8: 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" [syn: {argumentation},
         {logical argument}, {argument}, {line of reasoning}, {line}]
      9: a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or
         electric power [syn: {cable}, {line}, {transmission line}]
      10: 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" [syn:
          {course}, {line}]
      11: a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary
          unidimensional extent
      12: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his
          face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
          [syn: {wrinkle}, {furrow}, {crease}, {crinkle}, {seam},
      13: a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs
          from the wells to the seaport" [syn: {pipeline}, {line}]
      14: the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed [syn:
          {line}, {railway line}, {rail line}]
      15: a telephone connection [syn: {telephone line}, {phone line},
          {telephone circuit}, {subscriber line}, {line}]
      16: acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line";
          "toe the line"
      17: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has
          been warriors" [syn: {lineage}, {line}, {line of descent},
          {descent}, {bloodline}, {blood line}, {blood}, {pedigree},
          {ancestry}, {origin}, {parentage}, {stemma}, {stock}]
      18: something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and
          flexible; "a washing line"
      19: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn
          money; "he's not in my line of business" [syn: {occupation},
          {business}, {job}, {line of work}, {line}]
      20: in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of
          the playing area
      21: (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must
          go through official channels"; "lines of communication were
          set up between the two firms" [syn: {channel},
          {communication channel}, {line}]
      22: a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of
          shoes" [syn: {line}, {product line}, {line of products},
          {line of merchandise}, {business line}, {line of business}]
      23: a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
      24: space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch
          deep) used to measure advertising [syn: {agate line},
      25: the maximum credit that a customer is allowed [syn: {credit
          line}, {line of credit}, {bank line}, {line}, {personal
          credit line}, {personal line of credit}]
      26: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she
          was humming an air from Beethoven" [syn: {tune}, {melody},
          {air}, {strain}, {melodic line}, {line}, {melodic phrase}]
      27: 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
      28: a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
          [syn: {note}, {short letter}, {line}, {billet}]
      29: a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow
          line between sanity and insanity" [syn: {line}, {dividing
          line}, {demarcation}, {contrast}]
      30: mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is
          conveyed through sites at which successive operations are
          performed on it [syn: {production line}, {assembly line},
      v 1: be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the
           riverbank" [syn: {line}, {run along}]
      2: cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney"
      3: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the
         outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: {trace}, {draw},
         {line}, {describe}, {delineate}]
      4: mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
      5: fill plentifully; "line one's pockets"
      6: reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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