What is line?

  • (noun): The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money.
    Example: "He's not in my line of business"
    Synonyms: occupation, business, job, line of work
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on line, lines:

50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division - North Africa - Withdrawal From The Gazala Line
... On 14 June Auchinleck authorised Ritchie to withdraw from the Gazala line ... of the Axis armour so, instead, they attacked south west breaking through the lines of the Italian X Corps' Brescia and Pavia Divisions and headed south into. 8th Army was in retreat to the El Alamein line ...
4th Line Road
4th Line Road (Ottawa Road #5) is a designated arterial road in the rural portion of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ... The street follows one of the meridian lines first laid out when Carleton County was surveyed. 4th Line Road passes through the heart of North Gower, Ontario, and when in that town is known as "Main Street." The road runs just to the west of Highway 416, which is the more ...
Zoids - Model Kit Lines - Original Japanese Release
... In 1983, following the success of the OAR, TOMY reintroduced the Zoids line in Japan ... The relaunched Japanese line, now entitled Zoids, was a success, running from 1983 until 1990 ... The Zoids line had its own "Battle Story" that was told serially on the backs of the model boxes and in catalogues ...
Zoids - Model Kit Lines - Original American Release
... TOMY re-released the Mechabonica line in the United States and Europe in late 1982, under the name Zoids ... The line was far more successful than Mechabonica, which led TOMY to reintroduce the line in Japan under the new name ...
Xinyi Line (Taipei Metro)
... The Taipei Metro Xinyi Line is a high-capacity, rapid transit line currently under construction ... It is the extension of the Tamsui Line and part of the Red Line ... Upon completion, the line will alleviate congestion on the Nangang Line by providing another east-west route through the Xinyi District ...

More definitions of "line":

  • (noun): A fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops).
    Example: "They attacked the enemy's line"
  • (noun): Mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it.
    Synonyms: production line, assembly line
  • (verb): Mark with lines.
    Example: "Sorrow had lined his face"
  • (verb): Cover the interior of (garments).
    Example: "Line the gloves"
  • (noun): A length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point.
  • (verb): Fill plentifully.
    Example: "Line one's pockets"
  • (noun): A spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent.
  • (noun): A short personal letter.
    Example: "Drop me a line when you get there"
    Synonyms: note, short letter, billet
  • (noun): A formation of people or things one behind another.
    Example: "The line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
  • (verb): Be in line with; form a line along.
    Example: "Trees line the riverbank"
    Synonyms: run along
  • (noun): Acting in conformity.
    Example: "In line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
  • (noun): A formation of people or things one beside another.
    Example: "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"
  • (noun): A connected series of events or actions or developments.
    Synonyms: course
  • (noun): A pipe used to transport liquids or gases.
    Synonyms: pipeline
  • (noun): Something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible.
    Example: "A washing line"
  • (noun): A commercial organization serving as a common carrier.
  • (noun): Space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising.
    Synonyms: agate line
  • (noun): In games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area.
  • (noun): A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power.
    Synonyms: cable, transmission line
  • (noun): A single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum.
  • (verb): Reinforce with fabric.
    Example: "Lined books are more enduring"
  • (noun): Text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen.
    Example: "The letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
  • (noun): A mark that is long relative to its width.
    Example: "He drew a line on the chart"; "The substance produced characteristic lines on the spectroscope"

Famous quotes containing the word line:

    The man of business ... goes on Sunday to the church with the regularity of the village blacksmith, there to renounce and abjure before his God the line of conduct which he intends to pursue with all his might during the following week.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Any walk through a park that runs between a double line of mangy trees and passes brazenly by the ladies’ toilet is invariably known as “Lover’s Lane.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

    It may be the more
    That no line of her writing have I,
    Nor a thread of her hair,
    No mark of her late time as dame in her dwelling, whereby
    I may picture her there.
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)