mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
- production line - assembly line
a conceptual separation or distinction
"there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
- dividing line
a short personal letter
"drop me a line when you get there"
- short letter
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 talk"
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
"she was humming an air from Beethoven"
- melodic line - melodic phrase
the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
- credit line - line of credit - bank line - personal credit line - personal line of credit
space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
- agate line
a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
a particular kind of product or merchandise
"a nice line of shoes"
- product line - line of products - line of merchandise - business line - line of business
(often plural) a means of communication or access
"it must go through official channels"
"lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
- communication channel
in games or sports
a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
"he's not in my line of business"
- line of work
something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
"a washing line"
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
- line of descent - blood line
acting in conformity
"in line with"
"he got out of line"
"toe the line"
a telephone connection
- telephone line - phone line - telephone circuit - subscriber line
the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
- railway line - rail line
a pipe used to transport liquids or gases
"a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
"his face has many lines"
"ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
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"
a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
- transmission line
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"
- logical argument - line of reasoning
a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)
"they attacked the enemy's line"
a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
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"
a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness
the trace of a moving point
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"
a mark that is long relative to its width
"He drew a line on the chart"
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"
reinforce with fabric
"lined books are more enduring"
"line one's pockets"
mark with lines
"sorrow had lined his face"
make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line"
"trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
cover the interior of
"line the gloves"
"line a chimney"
be in line with
form a line along
"trees line the riverbank"
- run along