Student Thesaurus

One entry found for line.
Entry Word: line
Function: noun
Text: 1 a series of persons or things arranged one behind another <we waited in the line for lunch for what seemed like hours>
Synonyms column, cue, file, queue, range, string, train
Related Words echelon, rank, row, tier; progression, sequence, succession; array
2 a way of acting or proceeding <since the election, the president has taken a very conservative line> -- see COURSE 1
3 the activity by which one regularly makes a living <my line of business is used cars, and have I got a deal for you!> -- see OCCUPATION
4 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence <advanced mathematics is a little outside of my line, but I'll see what I can do to help> -- see FIELD 2
5 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go <you really crossed the line with that outrageous display of bad behavior> -- see LIMIT
6 a long hollow cylinder for carrying a substance (as a liquid or gas) <the workers rushed to fix the leak in the gas line> -- see PIPE 1
7 a length of braided, flexible material that is used for tying or connecting things <he made sure to bring extra fishing line in case a fish broke free> -- see CORD
8 a group of vehicles traveling together or under one management <she owns a line of limousines> -- see FLEET
9 the direction along which something or someone moves <the airplane took a southerly line toward the capital> -- see PATH 1
10 a group of persons who come from the same ancestor <a tenth of all island residents are members of the line of this early settler> -- see FAMILY 1
11 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended <he comes from a noble line that goes back several centuries> -- see ANCESTRY