What is 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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on line, lines:

50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division - North Africa - Withdrawal From The Gazala Line
... June Auchinleck authorised Ritchie to withdraw from the Gazala line ... 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 before turning east and heading back to ... By now most of the 8th Army was in retreat to the El Alamein line ...
Zoids - Model Kit Lines - Original Japanese Release
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 definitions of "line":

  • (noun): A connected series of events or actions or developments.
    Synonyms: course
  • (noun): A fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops).
    Example: "They attacked the enemy's line"
  • (noun): Acting in conformity.
    Example: "In line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
  • (noun): A spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent.
  • (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): Something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible.
    Example: "A washing line"
  • (verb): Cover the interior of (garments).
    Example: "Line the gloves"
  • (noun): In games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area.
  • (verb): Be in line with; form a line along.
    Example: "Trees line the riverbank"
    Synonyms: run along
  • (noun): Space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising.
    Synonyms: agate line
  • (noun): A length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point.
  • (noun): A short personal letter.
    Example: "Drop me a line when you get there"
    Synonyms: note, short letter, billet
  • (noun): A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power.
    Synonyms: cable, transmission line
  • (noun): A commercial organization serving as a common carrier.
  • (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"
  • (verb): Reinforce with fabric.
    Example: "Lined books are more enduring"
  • (noun): A single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum.
  • (noun): A pipe used to transport liquids or gases.
    Synonyms: pipeline
  • (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): Mark with lines.
    Example: "Sorrow had lined his face"
  • (verb): Fill plentifully.
    Example: "Line one's pockets"

Famous quotes containing the word line:

    We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice—that is, until we have stopped saying “It got lost,” and say, “I lost it.”
    Sydney J. Harris (b. 1917)

    I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but dere was no one to welcome me to de land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land, and my home after all was down in de old cabin quarter, wid de ole folks, and my brudders and sisters. But to dis solemn resolution I came; I was free, and dey should be free also; I would make a home for dem in de North, and de Lord helping me, I would bring dem all dere.
    Harriet Tubman (c. 1820–1913)

    I thank heaven for a man like Adolf Hitler, who built a front line of defense against the anti-Christ of Communism.
    Frank Buchman (1878–1961)