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  • 1a long, narrow mark or band:a row of closely spaced dots will look like a continuous line I can’t draw a straight line
  • Mathematics a straight or curved continuous extent of length without breadth.
  • a direct course:the ball rose in a straight line
  • a furrow or wrinkle in the skin, especially on the face: there were new lines round her eyes and mouth laughter lines
  • a contour or outline considered as a feature of design or composition:crisp architectural lines [mass noun]:the artist’s use of clean line and colour
  • (on a map or graph) a curve connecting all points having a specified common property.
  • a line marking the starting or finishing point in a race: a good position at the start line will put you in the front rank on the first leg
  • (in football, hockey, etc.) the goal line: Dunne was on hand to bundle the ball over the line video evidence suggests the ball did not cross the line
  • (the Line) the equator.
  • a notional limit or boundary:the issue of peace cut across class lines television blurs the line between news and entertainment
  • each of the very narrow horizontal sections forming a television picture.
  • Physics a narrow range of the spectrum that is noticeably brighter or darker than the adjacent parts.
  • (the line) the level of the base of most letters, such as h and x, in printing and writing.
  • [as modifier] Printing & Computing denoting an image consisting of lines and solid areas, with no gradation of tone:a line block line art
  • each of (usually five) horizontal lines forming a stave in musical notation.
  • a sequence of notes or tones forming an instrumental or vocal melody:a powerful melodic line
  • informal a dose of a powdered narcotic drug, especially cocaine, laid out in a line ready to be taken.
  • 2a length of cord, rope, wire, or other material serving a particular purpose:Lily pegged the washing on the line
  • a telephone connection or service:I’ve got Inspector Jackson on the line for you a freephone advice line
  • a railway track:passengers were hit by delays caused by leaves on the line
  • a branch or route of a railway system:the Glasgow to London line
  • a company that provides ships, aircraft, or buses on particular routes on a regular basis:a major shipping line
  • 3a horizontal row of written or printed words: take the cursor up one line and press the delete key
  • a part of a poem or song forming one row of written or printed words:each stanza has eight lines
  • (lines) the words of an actor’s part in a play or film: he couldn’t seem to remember his lines and had to read his dialogue off boards
  • (lines) British an amount of text or number of repetitions of a sentence written out as a school punishment: five hundred lines to anyone caught sneaking in before the bell!
  • 4a row of people or things:a line of altar boys proceeded down the aisle
  • North American a queue.
  • a connected series of people following one another in time (used especially of several generations of a family):we follow the history of a family through the male line
  • a series of related things:the bill is the latest in a long line of measures to protect society from criminals
  • a range of commercial goods:the company intends to hire more people and expand its product line
  • 5an area or branch of activity:the stresses unique to their line of work
  • a direction, course, or channel:he opened another line of attack
  • (lines) a manner of doing or thinking about something:you can’t run a business on these lines the superintendent was thinking along the same lines
  • an agreed approach; a policy:the official line is that there were no chemical attacks on allied troops
  • informal a false or exaggerated remark or story:he fed me a line about some nightclubbing Japanese photographer none of my chat-up lines ever worked
  • 6a connected series of military fieldworks or defences facing an enemy force:raids behind enemy lines
  • an arrangement of soldiers or ships in a column or line formation; a line of battle.
  • (the line) regular army regiments (as opposed to auxiliary forces or household troops).


  • 1stand or be positioned at intervals along:a processional route lined by people waving flags
  • 2 (usually as adjective lined) mark or cover with lines:a thin woman with a lined face lined paper

above the line

  • 1 Finance denoting or relating to money spent on items of current expenditure: £75 million charges taken above the line for redundancies and property write-offs
  • 2 Bridge denoting bonus points and penalty points, which do not count towards the game.

all (the way) down (or along) the line

at every point or stage:the mistakes were due to lack of care all down the line

along (or down) the line

at a further, later, or unspecified point:I knew that somewhere down the line there would be an inquest

below the line

  • 1 Finance denoting or relating to money spent on items of capital expenditure: a £4 million extraordinary charge below the line
  • 2 Bridge denoting points for tricks bid and won, which count towards the game.

bring someone/thing into line

cause someone or something to conform:the change in the law will bring Britain into line with Europe

come down to the line

(of a race) be closely fought right until the end.

come into line

conform:Britain has come into line with other Western democracies in giving the vote to its citizens living abroad

do a line with

Irish & NZ informal have a regular romantic or sexual romantic relationship with (someone): I knew if I went home for Christmas I’d have to pretend I was doing a line with some man

the end of the line

see the end of the road at end. the point at which further effort is unproductive or one can go no further.

get a line on

informal learn something about: the police had no difficulty getting a line on the man

in line

  • 1under control:that threat kept a lot of people in line
  • 2chiefly North American in a queue:we stood in line at the counter

in line for

likely to receive:the club are in line for a windfall of three hundred thousand pounds

in the line of duty

while one is working (used mainly of police officers or soldiers): an inspector’s funeral is given only for those killed in the line of duty

in (or out of) line with

in (or not in) alignment or accordance with:remuneration is in line with comparable international organizations

lay (or put) it on the line

speak frankly: I’m going to have to lay it on the line, tell them what really has been happening

(draw) a line in the sand

(state that one has reached) a point beyond which one will not go.

line abreast

Nautical a formation in which a number of ships travel side by side.

line ahead

Nautical a formation in which a number of ships follow one another in a line.

line astern

a formation in which a number of aircraft or ships follow one another in a line.

line of battle

a disposition of troops for action in battle.
historical a battle formation of warships following one another in a line.

line of communications

a means of connection between an army in the field and its bases.

line of credit

an amount of credit extended to a borrower.

line of fire

the expected path of gunfire or a missile:residents within line of fire were evacuated from their homes

line of flight

a route taken through the air.

line of force

an imaginary line which represents the strength and direction of a magnetic, gravitational, or electric field at any point.

the line of least resistance

line of march

the route taken in marching.

line of scrimmage

American Football the imaginary line separating the teams at the beginning of a play.

line of sight

a straight line along which an observer has unobstructed vision:a building which obstructs our line of sight

line of vision

the straight line along which an observer looks:Jimmy moved forward into Len’s line of vision

on the line

  • 1at serious risk:their careers were on the line
  • 2(of a picture in an exhibition) hung with its centre about level with the spectator’s eye.

out of line

informal behaving in a way that breaks the rules or is considered inappropriate:he had never stepped out of line with her before

line out

Baseball be caught out after hitting a line drive.

line something out

transplant seedlings from beds into nursery lines, where they are grown before being moved to their permanent position.

line someone/thing up

  • 1arrange a number of people or things in a straight row:they lined them up and shot them
  • (line up) (of a number of people or things) stand or be arranged in a straight row:we would line up across the parade ground, shoulder to shoulder
  • 2have someone or something ready or prepared:have you got any work lined up?