What is line?

  • (noun): A length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on line, lines:

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 ...
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 important north-south route ...
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 ...
Zoids - Model Kit Lines - Original Japanese Release
... 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 ...
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 the desert ... most of the 8th Army was in retreat to the El Alamein line ...

More definitions of "line":

  • (noun): Space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising.
    Synonyms: agate line
  • (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"
  • (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 spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent.
  • (noun): A connected series of events or actions or developments.
    Synonyms: course
  • (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
  • (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"
  • (verb): Fill plentifully.
    Example: "Line one's pockets"
  • (noun): A short personal letter.
    Example: "Drop me a line when you get there"
    Synonyms: note, short letter, billet
  • (noun): A pipe used to transport liquids or gases.
    Synonyms: pipeline
  • (verb): Mark with lines.
    Example: "Sorrow had lined his face"
  • (noun): Acting in conformity.
    Example: "In line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
  • (verb): Be in line with; form a line along.
    Example: "Trees line the riverbank"
    Synonyms: run along
  • (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"
  • (noun): A commercial organization serving as a common carrier.
  • (noun): A fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops).
    Example: "They attacked the enemy's line"
  • (verb): Cover the interior of (garments).
    Example: "Line the gloves"
  • (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 single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum.
  • (noun): Something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible.
    Example: "A washing line"
  • (verb): Reinforce with fabric.
    Example: "Lined books are more enduring"

Famous quotes containing the word line:

    In order to get to East Russet you take the Vermont Central as far as Twitchell’s Falls and change there for Torpid River Junction, where a spur line takes you right into Gormley. At Gormley you are met by a buckboard which takes you back to Torpid River Junction again.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The individual woman is required ... a thousand times a day to choose either to accept her appointed role and thereby rescue her good disposition out of the wreckage of her self-respect, or else follow an independent line of behavior and rescue her self-respect out of the wreckage of her good disposition.
    Jeannette Rankin (1880–1973)