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Definitions and Synonyms of lifeline | Another word for lifeline | What is lifeline?

Definition 1: line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning - [noun denoting artifact]

(lifeline is a kind of ...) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

"a washing line"

(... is a kind of lifeline ) either of a pair of lifelines running alongside the bowsprit of a ship

Definition 2: line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver - [noun denoting artifact]

(lifeline is a kind of ...) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

"a washing line"

Definition 3: support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where lifeline or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin
  • she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief

(lifeline is a kind of ...) something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest

"the policy found little public support" "his faith was all the support he needed" "the team enjoyed the support of their fans"

Definition 4: a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for lifeline in the sense of this definition

(lifeline is a kind of ...) a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface

"his face has many lines" "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

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