line line  /ˈlaɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a formation of people or things one beside another
  2. (n) a mark that is long relative to its width
  3. (n) a formation of people or things one behind another
  4. (n) a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
  5. (n) text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen
  6. (n) a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
  7. (n) a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)
  8. (n) a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
  9. (n) a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
  10. (n) a connected series of events or actions or developments
  11. (n) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
  12. (n) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
  13. (n) a pipe used to transport liquids or gases
  14. (n) the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
  15. (n) a telephone connection
  16. (n) acting in conformity
  17. (n) the descendants of one individual
  18. (n) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
  19. (n) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
  20. (n) in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
  21. (n) (often plural) a means of communication or access
  22. (n) a particular kind of product or merchandise
  23. (n) a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
  24. (n) space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
  25. (n) the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
  26. (n) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  27. (n) persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress
  28. (n) a short personal letter
  29. (n) a conceptual separation or distinction
  30. (n) mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
  31. (v) be in line with; form a line along
  32. (v) cover the interior of
  33. (v) make a mark or lines on a surface
  34. (v) mark with lines
  35. (v) fill plentifully
  36. (v) reinforce with fabric

Usage(s):

  1. There's a special bond between Power Line's writers and its readersHinderaker, Johnson and Mirengoff list their phone numbers, direct lines, on the website.
  2. Trees near transmission lines are supposed to be pruned regularly but this one hadn't been.
  3. Darren Hauck Getty The Obama Administration has significantly expanded the number of stem-cell lines that may now be eligible for study using federal funds.

News

  1. Massive line of storms pelts Midwest with rain, winds, hail

    CHICAGO — A massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds began rolling through the Midwest on Wednesday evening and could affect more than one in five Americans
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Line of thunderstorms packing heavy rain, high winds spreading across southern Wisconsin

    SULLIVAN, Wis. — A line of thunderstorms packing heavy rain and high winds is spreading across southern Wisconsin, downing trees, knocking out power and causing part of a Walmart roof to collapse.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Line of storms could bring another derecho to W.Va.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A line of storms coming through West Virginia Wednesday night could -- but wont necessarily -- bring another derecho, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

Quotes

  1. Speaking more forcefully than at any time since the attempted attack, Mr Obama said: "The bottom line is this. The US government had sufficient information to have uncovered this plot and potentially disrupt the Christmas Day attack. But our...
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Irish Times

  2. "We can say Germany wasn't as good as we thought they'd be today," Spain Coach Vicente del Bosque said. "But that is due to the excellent performance of our team. Bottom line is we played better than expected."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Vicente del Bosque Source: Greenwich Time

  3. But Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, said Mr Hayward had committed yet another in a "long line of PR gaffes".
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Rahm Emanuel Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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