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Main Entry: 1line
Etymology: Middle English line "thread," partly from Old English lne (same meaning) and partly from early French lingne (same meaning), derived from Latin linum "flax" 1: a long thin cord <a fishing line> 2: a cord, wire, or tape used in measuring and leveling 3 a: a pipe for carrying a fluid <gas line> <water line> <steam line> b: a wire or set of wires carrying electricity <a power line> <telegraph lines> <a telephone line> 4 a: a row of words, letters, numbers, or symbols that are written, printed, or displayed (as on a page or TV screen); also: space for such a line b: a structural unit of something written (as a poem or a computer program) c: a short letter : NOTE <drop me a line> dplural: the words of a part in a play <forgot her lines> 5 a: something (as a ridge, seam, or wrinkle) that is long and narrow b: the direction followed by something in motion <the line of flight of a bullet> c: the boundary or limit of a place or lot <town line> <property line> d: the difference known or pointed out <the fine line between love and hate> e: the track of a railway 6: a state of agreement <the red one is more in line with what I had in mind> 7 a: a course of behavior or thinking; especially: an official or public position <the party line> b: what one does or is interested in <is medicine your line?> c: smooth or interesting talk that is often insincere 8: FAMILY 2 <descended from a royal line> 9 a: the position of military forces facing the enemy <on the front and behind the lines> <our first line of defense> b: an arrangement of persons or things in a series <waiting in line> 10: goods for sale of one general kind <a line of clothing> 11: a system of transportation or the route over which it travels <a bus line> <a steamship line> <military supply lines> 12 a: a long narrow mark (as one made by a pencil) b: one of the horizontal lines on a music staff c: the football players whose positions are along the line of scrimmage d: a group of three players who play together as a unit in hockey 13: a geometric element that is formed by a moving point and that has length but no width or thickness; especially: such an element that is straight 14 a: 1OUTLINE 1, contour <a ship's lines> b: a general plan <a story along these lines> - between the lines: in such a way as to learn or reveal something not expressed openly <read between the lines> - down the line 1: all the way : FULLY 2: in the future - in line for: due to receive - on the line: at great risk <the champ's title is on the line> - out of line: beyond what is reasonable to put up with <your behavior is getting out of line> <these prices are way out of line>