Synonyms of 'line'
a continuous length without breadthDraw a line down the centre of the page.
stroke, , , , , , , , , , ,
Fill in gaps by using short, upward strokes of the pencil.
There are these dark streaks on the surface of the moon.
a white stripe down the sides
Grooves were made in the shelf to accommodate the back panel.
a thin indented mark or wrinkle on skinHe has a large, generous face with deep lines.
a row of people or thingsChildren clutching empty bowls form a line.
a row of pretty little cottages
A queue of more than sixty people snaked its way down the pavement.
Ranks of police in riot gear stood nervously by.
A file of soldiers, marched past.
column, , ,
There were reports of columns of military vehicles appearing on the streets.
a funeral procession
the words of a theatrical roleLearning lines is easy. Acting is difficult.
a wire or string with a particular functiona piece of fishing line
He held out a small bag tied with string.
I sent him a wire congratulating him.
high fences, topped by strands of barbed wire
He tied the rope around his waist.
a hat embroidered with golden threads
The door had been tied shut with a length of nylon cord.
Some models use a carbon filament.
She smoothed away a wisp of hair from her eyes.
a course or direction of movementWalk in a straight line.
the trajectory of an artillery shell
He came round the back way.
For nearly four hours we maintained our course northwards.
following the track of a hurricane
We'll be lodging a complaint through the official channels.
the most direct route to the town centre
A group of reporters blocked his path.
The tornado wrecked everything in its path.
the edge or contour of a shapea dress that follows the line of the body
She could see only the hazy outline of the trees.
the shapes of the trees against the sky
A figure appeared in the doorway.
cut, , ,
The cut of her clothes made her look slimmer and taller.
His handsome profile was turned away from us.
the dark silhouette of the castle ruins
The flow of water follows the configuration of the rock strata.
The light of dawn began to outline the contours of the hills.
a boundary or limitthe California state line
Our organization now operates across national boundaries.
the city limits
She was standing at the water's edge.
Clifford is enjoying life north of the border.
It wasn't difficult to cross the frontier.
the borderline between painting and photography
the demarcation of the border between the two countries
the most forward defensive positionthe fortification they called the Maginot Line
a policy or prescribed way of thinkingThe government promised to take a hard line on crime.
We will be exploring different approaches to information-gathering.
significant changes in Britain's policy on global warming
Freezing is a great way to preserve most foods.
Resignation is the only course left open to him.
a public inquiry into bank practices
new teaching methods
tests performed using a new technique
He did not follow the correct procedure in applying for a visa.
His tactic to press on paid off.
We were presented with several potential avenues of investigation.
course of action
a policy or prescribed way of thinkingWhat are the benefits of this line of research?
a field of interest or activityWhat was your father's line of business?
I was looking for an occupation which would allow me to travel.
What kind of work do you do?
He was a serious man, dedicated to his calling as a physician.
May I ask what business you are in?
the pressure of being the first woman in the job
She was involved in every area of the project.
He was a jeweller by trade.
Sorry, I don't know – that's not my department.
They are both experts in their field.
She is now concentrating on a career as a fashion designer.
Activities range from canoeing to birdwatching.
She was unable to find employment in the area.
Opera remained largely the province of the aristocracy.
Harper was a teacher by profession.
They both love outdoor pursuits.
the levels of knowledge and skill required for success in many vocations
one kind of product or articleBest-selling lines included a teeth-cleaning kit for dogs.
We were part of a long line of artists.
They can trace their lineage back to the 18th century.
family, , ,
Her family came to Los Angeles at the turn of the century.
We welcome students of all races, faiths and nationalities.
We are both from working-class stock.
a particularly beautiful strain of Swiss pansies
All the contributors were of foreign descent.
They can trace their ancestry back to the seventeenth century.
She is a Londoner of mixed English and Jamaican parentage.
Drop me a line if I can be of any use to you.
Stevens wrote him a note asking him to come to his apartment.
Would you like to leave a message?
I had received a letter from a very close friend.
A leaked memo to managers identified a dozen danger spots.
a full report of what happened here tonight
There is no word from the authorities on the reported attack.
email or e-mail, ,
I'll read the text aloud first.
the latest in a long line of successes
Don't be fooled by that line about having seen you before somewhere.
No one seems able to pursue a line of inquiry far enough to get an answer.
to be or form a borderThousands of people lined the streets as the procession went by.
to mark with a line or linesHer face was lined with concern.
See draw the line at something
See in line
See in line for
See in line with
See line something up
See line up
See on the line
See toe the line
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in the sense of activity
any specific action or pursuitActivities range from canoeing to birdwatching.
in the sense of ancestry
family descentThey can trace their ancestry back to the seventeenth century.
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