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line1

line1

 
 
pronunciation:
laIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long, thin mark.
I drew a line in the dust with a stick.
synonyms:
stripe
similar words:
band, bar, furrow, limit, mark, outline, score, strip
definition 2: a boundary or limit; point at which something must stop.
We drove across the state line.Jamie, your behavior has crossed the line!
synonyms:
border, boundary, edge, limit, outline
similar words:
bound, compass, frontier, margin, rim
definition 3: a string, rope, or wire.
Put the wet clothes out on the line to dry.
synonyms:
cable, cord, filament, rope, twine
similar words:
string
definition 4: a row of people or things.
The line for tickets went all the way around the block.
 
synonyms:
row, string
similar words:
array, chain, procession, range, run, series
definition 5: a transportation system, or a particular path taken by vehicles in the system.
To get to the shopping mall, you have to change to another bus line.
similar words:
railroad, railway, subway, transit
definition 6: a wire or set of wires that carries electricity or electronic signals.
The telephone line on our street was knocked down in the storm.
synonyms:
cable, wire
similar words:
circuit, telegraph, trunk
definition 7: a very short written message; letter.
Drop me a line and let me know when you will be in town.
synonyms:
memo, memorandum, notation, note, word
similar words:
letter, message
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lined, lines, lining
definition 1: to take a place in a line (usually followed by "up").
We lined up in front of the booth to get cotton candy.
similar words:
align, organize, range, rank, string
definition 2: to cause to form into a line or row.
The teacher lined the children up by height, with the shortest one first.
synonyms:
array
similar words:
align, arrange, marshal, rank, straighten, string
definition 3: to mark with a line or lines.
I used a ruler to line my paper.
synonyms:
groove, rule, underline
similar words:
draft, draw, furrow, inscribe, score, sketch, streak, trace
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