Synonyms for line


1. line, formation
usage: a formation of people or things one beside another; "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"
2. line, mark, print
usage: a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
3. line, formation
usage: a formation of people or things one behind another; "the line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
4. line, shape, form
usage: a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
5. line, text, textual matter
usage: text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
6. line, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation
usage: a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
7. line, military position, position
usage: a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
8. argumentation, logical argument, argument, line of reasoning, line, reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought
usage: a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
9. cable, line, transmission line, conductor
usage: a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
10. course, line, series
usage: a connected series of events or actions or developments; "the government took a firm course"; "historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"
11. line, location
usage: a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
12. wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line, depression, impression, imprint
usage: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
13. pipeline, line, pipe, pipage, piping
usage: a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"
14. line, railway line, rail line, road, route
usage: the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
15. telephone line, phone line, telephone circuit, subscriber line, line, connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective
usage: a telephone connection
16. line, conformity, conformation, compliance, abidance
usage: acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
17. lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock, genealogy, family tree
usage: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
18. line, artifact, artefact
usage: something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
19. occupation, business, job, line of work, line, activity
usage: the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
20. line, mark, print
usage: in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
21. channel, communication channel, line, communication, communicating
usage: (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
22. line, product line, line of products, line of merchandise, business line, line of business, merchandise, ware, product
usage: a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"
23. line, carrier, common carrier
usage: a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
24. agate line, line, area unit, square measure
usage: space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
25. credit line, line of credit, bank line, line, personal credit line, personal line of credit, credit
usage: the maximum credit that a customer is allowed
26. tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase, music
usage: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
27. line, persuasion, suasion
usage: persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress; "`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"
28. note, short letter, line, billet, personal letter
usage: a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
29. line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast, differentiation, distinction
usage: a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
30. production line, assembly line, line, mechanical system
usage: mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it


1. line, run along, lie
usage: be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"
2. line, cover
usage: cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney"
3. trace, draw, line, describe, delineate, mark
usage: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
4. line, score, nock, mark
usage: mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
5. line, fill, fill up, make full
usage: fill plentifully; "line one's pockets"
6. line, reinforce, reenforce
usage: reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"
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