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  • Word Definitions
    • (n): the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he''s not in my line of business"  
    • (n): acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"  
    • (n): a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power  
    • (n): something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"  
    • (n): the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed  
    • (n): a commercial organization serving as a common carrier  
    • (n): a particular kind of product or merchandise; "a nice line of shoes"  
    • (n): a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"  
    • (n): mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it  
    • (n): a telephone connection  
    • (n): a conceptual separation or demarcation; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"  
    • (n): the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can''t follow your line of reasoning"  
    • (n): (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"  
    • (n): a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"  
    • (n): a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"; "The substance produced characteristic lines on the spectroscope"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"  
    • (n): the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent  
    • (n): in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area  
    • (n): a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy''s line"  
    • (n): a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum  
    • (n): the maximum credit that a customer is allowed  
    • (n): space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising  
    • (n): a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point  
    • (n): a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"  
    • (v): reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"  
    • (v): fill plentifully; "line one''s pockets"  
    • (v): cover the interior of (garments); "line the gloves"  
    • (v): mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"  
    • (v): make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"  
    • (v): be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"  

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