What is line?

  • (noun): Space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising.
    Synonyms: agate line
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on line, lines:

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 ...
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 ...
50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division - North Africa - Withdrawal From The Gazala Line
... 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 ... By now most of the 8th Army was in retreat to the El Alamein line ...
Zoids - Model Kit Lines - Original Japanese Release
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 ...

More definitions of "line":

  • (noun): Something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible.
    Example: "A washing 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): A length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point.
  • (verb): Be in line with; form a line along.
    Example: "Trees line the riverbank"
    Synonyms: run along
  • (noun): A spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent.
  • (noun): In games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area.
  • (noun): A connected series of events or actions or developments.
    Synonyms: course
  • (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 single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum.
  • (noun): Acting in conformity.
    Example: "In line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
  • (verb): Reinforce with fabric.
    Example: "Lined books are more enduring"
  • (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 commercial organization serving as a common carrier.
  • (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): Fill plentifully.
    Example: "Line one's pockets"
  • (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"
  • (verb): Cover the interior of (garments).
    Example: "Line the gloves"
  • (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
  • (noun): A fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops).
    Example: "They attacked the enemy's line"
  • (noun): A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power.
    Synonyms: cable, transmission line

Famous quotes containing the word line:

    The real dividing line between early childhood and middle childhood is not between the fifth year and the sixth year—it is more nearly when children are about seven or eight, moving on toward nine. Building the barrier at six has no psychological basis. It has come about only from the historic-economic-political fact that the age of six is when we provide schools for all.
    James L. Hymes, Jr. (20th century)

    The modern picture of The Artist began to form: The poor, but free spirit, plebeian but aspiring only to be classless, to cut himself forever free from the bonds of the greedy bourgeoisie, to be whatever the fat burghers feared most, to cross the line wherever they drew it, to look at the world in a way they couldn’t see, to be high, live low, stay young forever—in short, to be the bohemian.
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)

    For a woman to get a rewarding sense of total creation by way of the multiple monotonous chores that are her daily lot would be as irrational as for an assembly line worker to rejoice that he had created an automobile because he tightened a bolt.
    Edith Mendel Stern (1901–1975)