What is line?

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

Famous quotes containing the word line:

    Today, the notion of progress in a single line without goal or limit seems perhaps the most parochial notion of a very parochial century.
    Lewis Mumford (1895–1990)

    The line it is drawn
    The curse it is cast
    The slow one now
    Will later be fast
    As the present now
    Will later be past
    The order is
    Rapidly fadin’.
    And the first one now
    Will later be last
    For the times they are a-changin’.
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)

    If you’re anxious for to shine in the high esthetic line as a man
    of culture rare,
    You must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms, and plant
    them everywhere.
    You must lie upon the daisies and discourse in novel phrases of your
    complicated state of mind,
    The meaning doesn’t matter if it’s only idle chatter of a
    transcendental kind.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)