Synonyms of 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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Definition and meaning of line (Dictionary)