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Definition 1: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he's not in my line of business

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of line ) the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies

(... is a kind of line ) the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business

(... is a kind of line ) an occupation for which you are especially well suited

"in law he found his true metier"

(... is a kind of line ) an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

(... is a kind of line ) the skilled practice of a practical occupation

"he learned his trade as an apprentice"

(... is a kind of line ) a job involving drudgery and confinement

(... is a kind of line ) a job in an organization

"he occupied a post in the treasury"

(... is a kind of line ) the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed

"he applied for an appointment in the treasury"

(... is a kind of line ) the occupation for which you are paid

"he is looking for employment" "a lot of people are out of work"

(... is a kind of line ) the particular occupation for which you are trained

(... is a kind of line ) your occupation or line of work

"he's in the plumbing game" "she's in show biz"

(... is a kind of line ) agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life

"farming is a strenuous life" "there's no work on the land any more"

(... is a kind of line ) the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

(... is a kind of line ) the occupation and skills of a confectioner

(... is a kind of line ) providing food and services

Definition 2: acting in conformity - [noun denoting act]

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

  • in line with
  • he got out of line
  • toe the line

(line is a kind of ...) acting according to certain accepted standards

"their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"

Definition 3: something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • a washing line

(line is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of line ) (nautical) a rope used in towing

(... is a kind of line ) line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable

(... is a kind of line ) a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute

(... is a kind of line ) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

(... is a kind of line ) a strong line

(... is a kind of line ) (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft

(... is a kind of line ) a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing)

(... is a kind of line ) (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place

(... is a kind of line ) line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver

(... is a kind of line ) line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning

(... is a kind of line ) (nautical) a line used for extending or fastening rigging on ships

(... is a kind of line ) a line made of twisted fibers or threads

"the bundle was tied with a cord"

(... is a kind of line ) (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship

(... is a kind of line ) either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree

(line is a part of ...) a downward hanging loop in a line that runs to a building

"when it rained water would fall from the drip loop before it reached the building"

(line is a part of ...) (nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt

Definition 4: a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.

(... is a kind of line ) a transmission line for high-frequency signals

(... is a kind of line ) a cable that provides an electrical connection for telephone or television or power stations

(... is a kind of line ) a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light

(... is a kind of line ) cable used to distribute electricity

(... is a kind of line ) a cable between a computer and a printer

(... is part of line) a television system that transmits over cables

(... is part of line) a communication system that transmits sound between distant points

Definition 5: the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

(... is a kind of line ) a railway line connected to a trunk line

(... is a kind of line ) line that is the main route on a railway

(line is a part of ...) a bed on which railroad track is laid

(line is a part of ...) a line of track providing a runway for wheels

"he walked along the railroad track"

Definition 6: a commercial organization serving as a common carrier - [noun denoting artifact]

(line is a kind of ...) a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages

(... is a kind of line ) a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers

(... is a kind of line ) line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight

(... is a kind of line ) a line responsible for the operation of a fleet of steamships

(... is a kind of line ) a line providing public transit

(... is part of line) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Definition 7: a pipe used to transport liquids or gases - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.

(... is a kind of line ) a pipeline used to transport natural gas

"the workmen broke through the gas line"

(... is a kind of line ) a pipeline used to transport oil

(... is an instance of line) an oil pipeline that runs 800 miles from wells at Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez

Definition 8: a telephone connection - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) an instrumentality that connects

"he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

(... is a kind of line ) a generic name for digital lines that are provided by telephone companies to their local subscribers and that carry data at high speeds

(... is a kind of line ) a direct telephone line between two officials

(... is a kind of line ) a telephone line that travels over terrestrial circuits

"a land line can be wire or fiber optics or microwave"

(... is a kind of line ) a telephone line serving two or more subscribers

(... is a kind of line ) a telephone line serving a single subscriber

(... is a kind of line ) a telephone line for long-distance calls

(... is a kind of line ) a telephone line connecting two exchanges directly

(... is a kind of line ) a telephone line;long distance service at fixed rates for fixed zones; an acronym for wide area telephone service

Definition 9: a particular kind of product or merchandise - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • a nice line of shoes

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) commodities offered for sale

"good business depends on having good merchandise" "that store offers a variety of products"

(... is a kind of line ) an auxiliary line of merchandise

(line is a part of ...) the best (most expensive) in a given line of merchandise

Definition 10: mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) a system of elements that interact on mechanical principles

(line is a part of ...) a moving belt that transports objects (as in a factory)

(... is part of line) a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing

Definition 11: a conceptual separation or distinction - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) a discrimination between things as different and distinct on the basis of their characteristics or attributes

"it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"

(... is a kind of line ) a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment

Definition 12: a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • I can't follow your line of reasoning

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) thinking that is coherent and logical

(... is a kind of line ) an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument

(... is a kind of line ) argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading

(... is a kind of line ) a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government

"they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"

Definition 13: a mark that is long relative to its width - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • He drew a line on the chart

(line is a kind of ...) a visible indication made on a surface

"some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks" "paw prints were everywhere"

(... is a kind of line ) either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration

"he had the target in his cross hairs"

(... is a kind of line ) any of the 5 horizontal marks comprising a staff

(... is a kind of line ) a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character

(... is a kind of line ) a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

(... is a kind of line ) a very thin line

(... is a kind of line ) a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters

(... is a kind of line ) a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement

"the ruler had 16 graduations per inch"

(... is a kind of line ) a line connecting isometric points

(... is a kind of line ) a line on a graph indicating a statistical trend

(... is a kind of line ) an isolated component of a spectrum formed by radiation at a uniform frequency

(... is a kind of line ) a short twisting line

(... is a kind of line ) (printing) the part of lowercase letters that extends below the other lowercase letters

(... is a kind of line ) a vertical line before the accented beat marking the boundary between musical bars

(... is a kind of line ) (printing) the part of tall lowercase letters that extends above the other lowercase letters

(... is a kind of line ) a line made up of dots or dashes; often used to indicate where you are supposed to sign a contract

"just sign on the dotted line"

(... is a kind of line ) a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff

Definition 14: text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • the letter consisted of three short lines
  • there are six lines in every stanza

(line is a kind of ...) the words of something written

"there were more than a thousand words of text" "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech" "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

(... is a kind of line ) the first line of a piece of writing (as a newspaper story)

(... is a kind of line ) a very short speech; usually on radio or television

(... is a kind of line ) the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column

(... is a kind of line ) words making up the dialogue of a play

"the actor forgot his speech"

(... is a kind of line ) the point of a joke or humorous story

(... is a kind of line ) the last line in an audit; the line that shows profit or loss

(... is a kind of line ) a line of metrical text

(... is a kind of line ) a line at the beginning of a news article giving the date and place of origin of the news dispatch

(... is a kind of line ) a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article

(... is a kind of line ) a single line of words in a poem

(... is a kind of line ) a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about

"the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"

(... is part of line) a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem

(... is part of line) a written message addressed to a person or organization

"mailed an indignant letter to the editor"

Definition 15: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • she was humming an air from Beethoven

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

(... is a kind of line ) (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

"he entered to a flourish of trumpets" "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

(... is a kind of line ) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

"he tried to sing the tenor part"

(... is a kind of line ) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

"the theme is announced in the first measures" "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

(... is a kind of line ) a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program

(... is a kind of line ) a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie

(... is a kind of line ) a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)

(... is a kind of line ) (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable

(... is a kind of line ) a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale

(line is a part of ...) a short musical passage

Definition 16: a short personal letter - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • drop me a line when you get there

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) a letter dealing with personal affairs

(... is a kind of line ) a note explaining an absence

"he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him"

Definition 17: (often plural) a means of communication or access - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • it must go through official channels
  • lines of communication were set up between the two firms

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

"they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

(... is a kind of line ) an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government)

"they negotiated via a back channel"

(... is a kind of line ) (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood

"the writer is the lens through which history can be seen"

(... is a kind of line ) a channel for communication between groups

"he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"

(... is a kind of line ) plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)

(line is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 18: persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • `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

(line is a kind of ...) the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action

Definition 19: the descendants of one individual - [noun denoting group]

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

  • his entire lineage has been warriors

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) successive generations of kin

(... is a kind of line ) people descended from a common ancestor

"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

(... is a kind of line ) a family line of descent

"he gets his brains from his father's side"

Definition 20: a formation of people or things one behind another - [noun denoting group]

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

  • the line stretched clear around the corner
  • you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter

(line is a kind of ...) an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

"a defensive formation" "a formation of planes"

(... is a kind of line ) an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard

"the bishop moves on the diagonals"

(... is a kind of line ) a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other

(... is a kind of line ) the arrangement of people in a line for marching

(... is a kind of line ) the order in which individuals are expected to succeed one another in some official position

(... is a kind of line ) a line of people acting as pickets

(... is a kind of line ) a line of people in single file performing the conga dance

(... is a kind of line ) a line or series of traps

(... is a kind of line ) a line of people or vehicles waiting for something

Definition 21: a connected series of events or actions or developments - [noun denoting group]

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

  • the government took a firm course
  • historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) similar things placed in order or happening one after another

"they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

(... is a kind of line ) dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas

"two streams of development run through American history" "stream of consciousness" "the flow of thought" "the current of history"

Definition 22: a formation of people or things one beside another - [noun denoting group]

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

  • 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

(line is a kind of ...) an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

"a defensive formation" "a formation of planes"

(... is a kind of line ) a line of rivets at a seam

"the fuselage cracked along the rivet line"

(... is a kind of line ) a body of dancers or singers who perform together

(... is a kind of line ) an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard

"the bishop moves on the diagonals"

(... is a kind of line ) the football players who line up on the line of scrimmage

(... is a kind of line ) a line of persons arranged by police for inspection or identification

(... is a kind of line ) an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line

"a row of chairs"

(... is a kind of line ) a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another

"the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen"

Definition 23: a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent - [noun denoting location]

(line is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

(... is a kind of line ) place where airplanes are parked and the maintenance hangars (but not the runways or taxiways)

(... is a kind of line ) an imaginary straight line along which an observer looks

(... is a kind of line ) an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

(... is a kind of line ) an imaginary line around the moon parallel to its equator

(... is a kind of line ) an established line of travel or access

(... is a kind of line ) a quarter of the circumference of a circle

(... is a kind of line ) a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction

(... is a kind of line ) a line beyond which it is dangerous to go

(... is a kind of line ) a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure

"the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side"

(... is a kind of line ) a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship

(... is a kind of line ) a line marking the level reached by a body of water

(... is a kind of line ) a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

(... is a kind of line ) a line or route along which something travels or moves

"the hurricane demolished houses in its path" "the track of an animal" "the course of the river"

(... is a kind of line ) a line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable

(... is a kind of line ) the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet

(... is a kind of line ) a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions

"his part was right in the middle"

(... is a kind of line ) a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions

(... is a kind of line ) an imaginary line paralleling the equator where a magnetic needle has no dip

(... is a kind of line ) an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is zero

(... is a kind of line ) an imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is the same

(... is a kind of line ) the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave

(... is a kind of line ) line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes

(... is a kind of line ) the line on a mountain above which there is perpetual snow and ice

(... is a kind of line ) (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface

(... is a kind of line ) a circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center

(... is a kind of line ) the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat

(... is a kind of line ) the line formed by the lower edge of hip-length garment

(... is a kind of line ) the line formed by measuring the hip at its greatest part

(... is a kind of line ) an imaginary line in a field of force; direction of the line at any point is the direction of the force at that point

Definition 24: in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area - [noun denoting location]

(line is a kind of ...) a visible indication made on a surface

"some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks" "paw prints were everywhere"

(... is a kind of line ) a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game

(... is a kind of line ) a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field

(... is a kind of line ) the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line

(... is a kind of line ) line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football

"the runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage"

(... is a kind of line ) a line that is colored red and that bisects an ice hockey rink

(... is a kind of line ) a line marking each end of the playing field or pitch; where the goals stand

(... is a kind of line ) the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases

(... is a kind of line ) a line from which basketball players take penalty shots

(... is a kind of line ) a line across a bowling alley that a bowler must not cross

(... is a kind of line ) lines through 1st and 3rd base indicating the boundaries of a baseball field

(... is a kind of line ) a line indicating the location of the finish of a race

(... is a kind of line ) line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game

(... is a kind of line ) in football; line parallel to the goal lines indicating position on the field

Definition 25: a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops) - [noun denoting location]

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

  • they attacked the enemy's line

(line is a kind of ...) a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

(... is a kind of line ) the line from which soldiers deliver fire

(... is a kind of line ) the line along which opposing armies face each other

(... is a kind of line ) a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack

(... is a kind of line ) the line along which warring troops meet

(line belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 26: a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(line is a kind of ...) radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge

(... is part of line) the entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves

Definition 27: the maximum credit that a customer is allowed - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) money available for a client to borrow

(... is a kind of line ) a line of credit extended for personal or household use

Definition 28: space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) a system of units used to measure areas

Definition 29: a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point - [noun denoting shape]

(line is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

(... is a kind of line ) a line on a graph representing data

(... is a kind of line ) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

(... is a kind of line ) a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature

"the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"

(... is a kind of line ) (mathematics) the shortest line between two points on a mathematically defined surface (as a straight line on a plane or an arc of a great circle on a sphere)

(... is a kind of line ) a line enclosing a plane areas

(... is a kind of line ) a line that bisects a plane figure

(... is a kind of line ) a line determining the limits of an area

Definition 30: a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface - [noun denoting shape]

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

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

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

(... is a kind of line ) a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes

(... is a kind of line ) the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet)

(... is a kind of line ) a facial wrinkle associated with frowning

(... is a kind of line ) a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live

(... is a kind of line ) a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature

(... is a kind of line ) a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be

(... is part of line) a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

"your skin is the largest organ of your body"

Definition 31: fill plentifully - [verb of change]

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

  • line one's pockets

(line is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

Definition 32: reinforce with fabric - [verb of change]

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

  • lined books are more enduring

(line is a kind of ...) make stronger

"he reinforced the concrete"

Definition 33: cover the interior of - [verb of contact]

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

  • line the gloves
  • line a chimney

(line is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

(... is a kind of line ) provide with a new lining

"the old fur coat must be relined"

(... is a kind of line ) line the edge (of a garment) with a different material

"face the lapels of the jacket"

(... is a kind of line ) line with beams or planks

"crib a construction hole"

(... is a kind of line ) line with a Babbitt metal

Definition 34: make a mark or lines on a surface - [verb of contact]

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

  • draw a line
  • trace the outline of a figure in the sand

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

(... is a kind of line ) draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions

"construct an equilateral triangle"

(... is a kind of line ) draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible

(... is a kind of line ) draw a line around

"He drew a circle around the points"

(... is a kind of line ) to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

(... is a kind of line ) mark or trace on a surface

"The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper" "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"

(line has a similar meaning as ...) engage in drawing

"He spent the day drawing in the garden"

(line has a similar meaning as ...) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

Definition 35: mark with lines - [verb of contact]

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

  • sorrow had lined his face

(line is a kind of ...) make small marks into the surface of

"score the clay before firing it"

(... is a kind of line ) put new lines on

"reline the paper"

(... is a kind of line ) draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper

"hatch the sheet"

(... is a kind of line ) mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines

"wrinkles crisscrossed her face"

Definition 36: be in line with; form a line along - [verb of stative]

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

  • trees line the riverbank

Synonyms for line in the sense of this definition

(line is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

(... is a kind of line ) run around the rim of

"Sugar rimmed the dessert plate"

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