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  1. space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the maximum credit that a customer is allowed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a conceptual separation or demarcation; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. be in line with; form a line along; of trees along a river, etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. a commercial organization serving as a common carrier Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"; "The substance produced characteristic lines on the spectroscope" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. fill plentifully; "line one's pockets" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. cover the interior of (garments); "line the gloves" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. Flax; linen. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. The longer and finer fiber of flax. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To put something in the inside of; to fill; to supply, as a purse with money. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding anything; to fortify; as, to line works with soldiers. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. A linen thread or string; a slender, strong cord; also, a cord of any thickness; a rope; a hawser; as, a fishing line; a line for snaring birds; a clothesline; a towline. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A more or less threadlike mark of pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark; as, a chalk line. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route; as, the arrow descended in a curved line; the place is remote from lines of travel. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Direction; as, the line of sight or vision. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. A row of letters, words, etc., written or printed; esp., a row of words extending across a page or column. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. A short letter; a note; as, a line from a friend. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. A verse, or the words which form a certain number of feet, according to the measure. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. That which has length, but not breadth or thickness. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. Lineament; feature; figure. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. A straight row; a continued series or rank; as, a line of houses, or of soldiers; a line of barriers. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; as, the ascending or descending line; the line of descent; the male line; a line of kings. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. A connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.; as, a line of stages; an express line. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. A long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. A measuring line or cord. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. That which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. Instruction; doctrine. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. The proper relative position or adjustment of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working; as, the engine is in line or out of line. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. The track and roadbed of a railway; railroad. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. The regular infantry of an army, as distinguished from militia, guards, volunteer corps, cavalry, artillery, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. A trench or rampart. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. Dispositions made to cover extended positions, and presenting a front in but one direction to an enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. Form of a vessel as shown by the outlines of vertical, horizontal, and oblique sections. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. A number of shares taken by a jobber. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. A series of various qualities and values of the same general class of articles; as, a full line of hosiery; a line of merinos, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, or the whole of a system of telegraph wires under one management and name. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. The reins with which a horse is guided by his driver. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. A measure of length; one twelfth of an inch. Webster Dictionary DB
  73. To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray. Webster Dictionary DB
  75. To read or repeat line by line; as, to line out a hymn. Webster Dictionary DB
  76. To form into a line; to align; as, to line troops. Webster Dictionary DB
  77. To impregnate; - applied to brute animals. Webster Dictionary DB
  78. The equator; - usually called the line, or equinoctial line; as, to cross the line. Webster Dictionary DB
  79. A row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart; - opposed to column. Webster Dictionary DB
  80. A mark on paper, etc., having length but not breadth or thickness; a slender string or cord; a row; as, a line of trees; a boundary; as, we crossed the line into Canada; an imaginary circle on the globe; as, a line of latitude; plan or method; as, follow this line of attack; a course of action; an industry or profession; as, he was an expert in his own line; a row of printed or written letters or words; a verse of poetry; descent; as, a line of kings; trains, ships, etc., making up a system of transportation; in war, a row of defended positions; as, a trench in the front line; a row of soldiers marching abreast; a wire in a telegraph or telephone system. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  81. To draw lines upon; place along side by side; as, to line up soldiers; cover on the inside; as, to line a coat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  82. To form a row; as the men line up for inspection. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  83. 1. A long narrow mark, strip, or streak, distinguished, in anatomy, from the adjacent tissues by color, texture, or elevation. 2. An obsolete unit of measure, 1/12 inch. (For the anatomical lines, see under linea.). A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  84. A thread of linen or flax: a slender cord: (math.) that which has length without breadth or thickness: an extended stroke: a straight row: a cord extended to direct any operations: outline: a series, succession of: a mark or lineament, hence a characteristic: a row: a rank: a verse: a short letter or note: a trench, in pl. military works of defence: limit: method: the equator: lineage: direction: occupation: the regular infantry of an army: the twelfth part of an inch. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  85. To mark out with lines: to cover with lines: to place along by the side of for guarding: by a guard within or by anything added. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  86. To cover on the inside with linen or other material: to cover. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  87. A cord or string; extended mark; row or rank; a verse; trench; limit; the equator; occupation; direction; lineage; one-twelfth of an inch. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  88. To cover with lines; to cover with lining; cover on the inside. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  89. The equator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  90. To make lines upon; read out, line by line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  91. To form or be in line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  92. To cover the inside of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  93. A string or cord; mark; outline; lineament; boundary; limit; course; route; series of conveyances; a trian of thought. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  94. Kinship; descent; family. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  95. A row, as of articles or words. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  96. A Stock of goods or a business. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  97. That which has length without breadth or thickness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  98. A measure of length, one twelfth inch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  99. A slender string or cord; a thread-like stroke or trace; the equator; that which has length without breadth or thickness; a row, as of letters, words, soldiers, ships, &c.; a verse; a series in regular succession; lineage; outline; lineament; a short letter or a note; a trench or rampart; the twelfth part of an inch; disposition; method; occupation; course; direction. A right line, a straight line, the shortest that can be drawn between two points. Equinoctial line, the equator of the earth or heavens. A ship of the line, a ship of war large enough to have a place in the line of battle. Line of battle, the disposition of an army or fleet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  100. To mark with lines; to cover on the inside; to put in the inside; to place along by the side of anything for guarding; to cover. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  101. Length without breadth; a string or cord; a lineament or mark in the hand or face; outline; as much as is written from the one margin to the opposite one; a single row; a series or succession; course or direction; in poetry, a verse or part of a verse; family ascending or descending; line of business; twelfth part of an inch; the line, the equator or equinoctial circle; applied to the largest warships, as a ship of the line. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  102. To cover the inside of a garment, originally with linen, but now with any other texture; to cover on the inside; to strengthen with a guard within; to strengthen with anything added; to impregnate-applied to the lower animals. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  103. A line; anatomical term, such as nuchal, temporal line. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  104. In descents. The order or series of persons who have descended one from the other or all from a common ancestor, considered as placed in a line of succession In the order of their birth, the line showing the connection of all the blood-relatives. Measures. A line is a lineal measure, containing the one-twelfth part of an inch. In estates. The boundary or line of division between two estates. thelawdictionary.org
  105. To impregnate; -- applied to brute animals. mso.anu.edu.au
  106. The equator; -- usually called the line, or equinoctial line; as, to cross the line. mso.anu.edu.au
  107. A row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart; -- opposed to column. mso.anu.edu.au
  108. To impregnate; applied to brute animals. dictgcide_fs
  109. A row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart; opposed to column. dictgcide_fs
  110. l[=i]n, v.t. to cover on the inside: to pad: to impregnate: (Shak.) to aid.--n. LIN'ING. [M. E. linen, to cover, perh. orig. with linen--obs. line, linen--A.S. lín--L. linum.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  111. l[=i]n, n. a thread of linen or flax: a slender cord: (math.) that which has length without breadth or thickness: an extended stroke: a straight row: a cord extended to direct any operations: outline: a series or succession, as of progeny: a series of steamers, &c., plying continuously between places: a railroad: a telegraph wire between stations: an order given to an agent for goods, such goods received, the stock on hand of any particular goods: a mark or lineament, hence a characteristic: a rank: a verse: a short letter or note: a trench: limit: method: the equator: lineage: direction: occupation: the regular infantry of an army: the twelfth part of an inch: (pl.) marriage-lines, a marriage certificate: a certificate of church membership: military works of defence.--v.t. to mark out with lines: to cover with lines: to place along by the side of for guarding: to give out for public singing, as a hymn, line by line: (rare) to delineate, paint: to measure.--n. LIN'E[=A]GE, descendants in a line from a common progenitor: race: family.--adj. LIN'EAL, of or belonging to a line: composed of lines: in the direction of a line: descended in a direct line from an ancestor.--n. LINEAL'ITY.--adv. LIN'EALLY.--n. LIN'EAMENT, feature: distinguishing mark in the form, esp. of the face.--adj. LIN'EAR, of or belonging to a line: consisting of, or having the form of, lines: straight.--adv. LIN'EARLY.--adjs. LIN'E[=A]TE, -D, marked longitudinally with depressed lines.--ns. LINE'[=A]TION (same as DELINEATION); LINE'-ENGRAV'ING, the process of engraving in lines, steel or copperplate engraving.--n.pl. LINE'-FISH, those taken with the line, as cod, halibut, &c.--adj. LIN'EOLATE, marked with fine or obscure lines.--ns. LIN'ER, a vessel belonging to a regular line or series of packets; LINES'MAN (mil.), a private in the line; LINE'-STORM, an equinoctial storm.--LINEAR PERSPECTIVE, that part of perspective which regards only the positions, magnitudes, and forms of the objects delineated.--EQUINOCTIAL LINE, the celestial equator: the terrestrial equator; FRAUNHOFER'S LINES, the dark lines observed crossing the sun's spectrum at right angles to its length--from the Bavarian optician, Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787-1826); GIVE LINE, from angling, to allow a person apparent freedom, so as to gain him at last; SHIP OF THE LINE (see SHIP). [A.S. líne--L. linea--linum, flax.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  112. Extent in length, considered without regard to breadth or thickness. As a measure, it means the 12th part of an inch. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  113. [Latin] Anything thread-like in appearance; a seam, stripe, streak, or other elongated and very narrow mark upon a surface. The name is applied to (A) various narrow ridges upon bone, as the Curved and Oblique l’s of the various bones, Intertrochanteric l’s, etc.; (B) marks or furrows appearing in the soft parts, especially in disease, as Blue l. (Lead l.) of the gums in plumbism, the L. of demarcation or reddened l. which indicates the spot at which spontaneous separation is about to take place between healthy and gangrenous tissues, Jadelot’s l’s. etc. na
  114. [Latin] Hence, in mathematical language, that which has length, but no breadth or thickness; a row of contiguous mathematical points; that which indicates and defines direction or boundary; called, in distinction from No. 1, an Imaginary l. See Mammary l., Nelaton’s l., Focal l., etc. L. of fixation (L. of regard), see Fixation. L. of vision, the visual axis (see Axis). na
  115. Fine long flax separated from the tow. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  116. (Order of main senses) l. Cord; 2. Long narrow mark; 3. Row; 4. Series; 5. Direction. 1. Piece of rope (esp. naut., e.g. for sounding; so prob. hard ll., bad luck, hardship; also =CLOTHES-l.); wire or cable for telegraph or telephone (lineman, charged with keeping wire &c. in repair), route traversed by this; cord bearing fish-hook (s) (l.-fishing, opp. net fishing; give one l. enough, let him go his own way for a time in order to secure or detect him later); cord for measuring, levelling, &c. (PLUMB l.; by rule& l., with precision), (pl.) one\'s lot in life (Ps. xvi. 6, w. ref. to marking out land); rule or canon (obs. exc. in l. upon l., see Is. xxviii. 10, with slow& regular progress). 2. Long narrow mark traced on surface; use of these in draughts manship (boldness, purity, of l.; translate life &c. into l. & colour; l.-drawing, done with pen or pencil; l.-engraving, done with incised lines, as opp. etching& mezzotint; l.-work, with pen or pencil not wash &c.; l. of beauty, l. with two opposite curves like elongated S); (Games) mark limiting court or ground or special parts of them; thing resembling traced mark, band of colour, seam, furrow, wrinkle (l. of life, fortune, &c., folds in palm of hand significant in palmistry); (Math.) straight or curved continuous extent of length without breadth, track of moving point, (with defining word, as isothermal l.) curve connecting all points having specified common property; the equator; straight l. (l. of FIRE, force, &c.; picture hung on the l., exhibited with its centre about level of spectator\'s eye; go as straight as a l.); contour, outline, lineament (the savage ll. of his mouth), (pl.) plan or draught (esp. of ship in horizontal, vertical, & oblique sections) or manner of procedure (on conservative, political, the same, &c., ll.); (as measure) 1/12 inch; limit, boundary, (DRAW the l.). 3. Row of persons or things (come, bring, into l., agree or co-operate, induce to do so); (Mil., pl.) connected series of field-works, also row of tents or huts in camp; (Naut.) I. abreast, number of parallel ships ranged on line crossing keels at right angles, I. of BATTLE, ship of the l. or l.-of-BATTLE ship; (Mil.) double row (front& rear rank) of men ranged side by side, also arrangement of companies side by side (opp. COLUMN; drawn up in, form, wheel into, I.; all along the I., at every point, often fig. of success &c.; l.-firing, by body of men in l.); (Army) the I., regular& numbered regiments (not Guards, Engineers, or Artillery, & sometimes understood to exclude Cavalry); row of words in page or newspaper column (read between the ll., detect hidden meaning in document, speech, &c.; l.-filling, flourish or ornament in blank space at end of l. in MS.), (by exag.) short letter (just a l. to tell you that-), single verse of poetry, (pl.) piece of poetry (often upon subject or to person), (pl.) specified amount (100 &c. ll.) of usu. Latin verse to be written out as school punishment, (pl., also marriage ll.) certificate of marriage, (pl.) words of actor\'s part. 4. Series or regular succession of steamers, omnibuses, &c., plying between certain places; connected series of persons or things following one another in time (can show a long I. of heroes), esp. several generations of family (male, female, direct, &c., I.), family, lineage, stock (comes of a good I.). 5. Direction, course, track, (I. of march, communication, &c.); (Railways) single track of rails (up, down, I., to, from, chief terminus esp. London), one branch of system (main, branch, loop, I.), or whole system under one management (Midland &c. I.); course followed in riding to hounds (take, keep to, one\'s own I., often also fig.); course of procedure, conduct, thought, &c.; department of activity, province, branch of business, (something in, out of, one\'s I., that interests or concerns one, or not; in the banking, oil-&-colour, &c., I.); (Commerc.) class of goods, order for or stock of this. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  117. Mark in, off, out, with ll. on paper &c.; cover with II. (a face lined with pain); I. through, cross out; draw (men or objects) up in I.; come up or spread (t. & i.) out in I.; post troops &c. along (road, hedge, &c.), (of troops) form open or close I. along (pass &c.), (of things) stand at intervals along (wall &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  118. Apply layer of (usu. different) material to inside of (garment, box, vessel, bag, &c.); fill (purse, pocket, stomach, &c.); serve as lining for. Hence lining (4) n. every cloud has a silver lining, there is good in every evil). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  119. Copulate with, cover, (bitch). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  120. A stripe, streak, or narrow mark. American pocket medical dictionary.
  121. A thread or cord. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  122. A row. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  123. A threadlike mark, such as an elongated ridge or notch or an extended strip of tissue or texture varying from surrounding parts. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  124. In measurement, = one-twelfth of an inch. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  125. N. [Latin] A linen thread or string; a slender cord;— a thread-like mark of the pen; an extended stroke, whether straight or crooked;— that which has length, but not breadth or thickness;— the exterior limit of a figure; boundary; contour; outline;— a mark upon the face or hand; lineament;— a straight row; a continued series or rank;— a short letter; a note a verse course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy, conceived or directed toward an end or object; department;— a succession of progeny from a common progenitor a connected series of public conveyances; and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandize;— the equator— usually called the line;— that which is measured by a line or cord; boundary instruction; doctrine;— Die regular infantry of an army;— a trench or rampart;— the twelfth of an inch. Cabinet Dictionary

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