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Meaning of "hotline" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOTLINE

hotline  [ˈhɒtˌlaɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOTLINE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hotline is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOTLINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hotline

Hotline

A hotline is a point-to-point communications link in which a call is automatically directed to the preselected destination without any additional action by the user when the end instrument goes off-hook. An example would be a phone that automatically connects to emergency services on picking up the receiver. Therefore, dedicated hotline phones do not need a rotary dial or keypad. A hotline can also be called an automatic signaling, ringdown, or off-hook service.

Definition of hotline in the English dictionary

The definition of hotline in the dictionary is a direct telephone, teletype, or other communications link between heads of government, for emergency use. Other definition of hotline is any such direct line kept for urgent use.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOTLINE


beltline
ˈbɛltˌlaɪn
bustline
ˈbʌstˌlaɪn
chatline
ˈtʃætˌlaɪn
coastline
ˈkəʊstˌlaɪn
contline
ˈkɒntˌlaɪn
countline
ˈkaʊntˌlaɪn
cutline
ˈkʌtˌlaɪn
dateline
ˈdeɪtˌlaɪn
flatline
ˈflætˌlaɪn
front-line
ˈfrʌntˌlaɪn
gantline
ˈɡæntˌlaɪn
girtline
ˈɡɜːtˌlaɪn
offline
ˈɒfˌlaɪn
outline
ˈaʊtˌlaɪn
potline
ˈpɒtˌlaɪn
setline
ˈsɛtˌlaɪn
shoutline
ˈʃaʊtˌlaɪn
sightline
ˈsaɪtˌlaɪn
trotline
ˈtrɒtˌlaɪn
waistline
ˈweɪstˌlaɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOTLINE

hotel work
hotel worker
hoteldom
hotelier
hotelman
Hotere
hotfoot
hothead
hothouse
hothoused
hothousing
Hotien
hotly
hotness
hotplate
hotpot
hotrod car
hots
hotshot
hotspur

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOTLINE

A-line
airline
aline
buntline
Caroline
deadline
decline
discipline
gasoline
headline
hold the line
in-line
line
on line
pipeline
plotline
ratline
skeleton outline
skyline
timeline

Synonyms and antonyms of hotline in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hotline» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOTLINE

Find out the translation of hotline to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hotline from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hotline» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 热线
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

línea de ayuda
570 millions of speakers

English

hotline
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हॉटलाइन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخط الساخن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Горячая линия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

central de atendimento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হটলাইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

numéro vert
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hotline
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hotline
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

直通電話
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전화 상담 서비스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hotline
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đường dây nóng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹாட்லைன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हॉटलाईन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

danışma hattı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hot line
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

infolinia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Гаряча лінія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Hotline
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hotline
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hotline
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hotline
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hotline
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hotline

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOTLINE»

The term «hotline» is very widely used and occupies the 3.500 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOTLINE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hotline» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hotline» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hotline

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOTLINE»

Discover the use of hotline in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hotline and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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American hotline intermediate student book
A clear, well-organized, and motivating series for teenagers.
Tom Hutchinson, Jacqueline Flamm, 1997
2
New Hotline: Starter
The grammar-based syllabus presents new structures using a problem-solving approach. This encourages students to think about how the language works and creates the basis for a deeper understanding of the structures.
Tom Hutchinson, 1998
3
American Hotline: Starter Workbook
A clear, well-organized, and motivating series for teenagers.
Tom Hutchinson, 1996
4
Federal Fraud Hotline Operations: Statement of Brian P. ...
agencies could better assist callers who are unfamiliar with the agency or do not know the hotline number by assuring that the general operators can provide the number. SHOULD THERE BE A CENTRAL HOTLINE? We were asked to ...
Brian P. Crowley, 1989
5
GAO fraud hotline: statement of Charles A. Bowsher, ...
Fraud Hotline. Indeed, of the substantiated cases against Defense contractors, some have involved very large sums of federal money. It is, at the least, uncertain whether those cases would have been uncovered if not for the Hotline. We have  ...
Charles A. Bowsher, United States. General Accounting Office, 1988
6
Painless Perfect Grammar: The National Grammar Hotline's ...
Provides answers to a variety of common questions concerning proper English usage, grammar, spelling, and etymology
Michael Strumpf, Auriel Douglas, 1996
7
Military Communications: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century
From Ancient Times to the 21st Century Christopher H. Sterling. Hotline/Direct Communications Link I Information Revolution in Military Affairs Institute of Electrical and. Communications. Chippenham, UK: Picton Publishing. Woods, David L.
Christopher H. Sterling, 2008
8
Financial Literacy & Education Commission: Further Progress ...
Telephone Hotline's Call The volume of calls to the My Money telephone hotline has been limited — Volume Has Been Limited 453 calls in September 2006 and an average of about 200 calls per month between February 2005 and February ...
9
Corporate Compliance in Home Health: Establishing a Plan, ...
Sample Inventory Tool for Designing Compliance Hotline Tool Designing an effective compliance hotline is more than a matter of setting up a confidential voice mail system. It includes practical considerations, including who answers the call if ...
Fay A. Rozovsky, 1998
10
Retail Crime, Security, and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic ...
The employee hotline, functioning as the report receipt mechanism, however, is only part of the overall solution. The legal mandates described previously also require organizations to effectively investigate, document, and retain all records ...
Charles A. Sennewald, John H. Christman, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOTLINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hotline is used in the context of the following news items.
1
NFL helping Domestic Violence Hotline open office in D.C. - NY …
The National Domestic Violence Hotline, the Austin (Tex.) organization that provides 24-hour support and crisis intervention to abuse victims, ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
2
Listen to Hodge and the Hotline crew destroy Rinse FM - News …
This crew of artists spans a variety of rough, tough, underground dancefloor sounds and the Hotline showcase mix purveys that perfectly. «Mixmag, Jul 15»
3
Sports Hotline: Who are Rangers signing next, The Inbetweeners …
GARY RALSTON mans the Hotline and plays the part of peacemaker as fans from both sides of the Glasgow divide take potshots at each other. «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
4
State Police establish hotline for 'Baby Doe' tips - 7News Boston …
Massachusetts State Police have started a hotline for the public to give tips on "Baby Doe," the child whose dead body was found on Deer ... «WHDH-TV, Jul 15»
5
Hotline: Traffic signals, mini-bus traffic jam - Herald-Times
Hotline: Traffic signals, mini-bus traffic jam By Marci Creps H-T Hotline editor heraldtimesonline.com | 1 comment. Getting the green light right. «The Herald-Times, Jul 15»
6
News Cancer Council hotline gives practical assistance to callers
Cancer patients, carers, family and friends are using the Cancer Council hotline for assistance. Sunshine Coast Daily ... «The Sunshine Coast Daily, Jul 15»
7
Montana Hay Hotline connects buyers and sellers | Agweek
The Montana Department of Agriculture's Hay Hotline is available to producers as an online tool to connect buyers and sellers of hay and ... «AG Week, Jul 15»
8
Police Launch Text, Phone Hotline to Help ID 'Baby Doe'
Authorities are providing the public with two new ways to provide investigators with information in the ongoing efforts to identify a little girl ... «NECN, Jul 15»
9
Terrorist Nabbed after Bizarre Confession to Emergency Hotline
A police source has revealed to Arutz Sheva details of the bizarre call, received by the 100 Emergency Hotline not long after the deadly ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
10
Sports Hotline: Celtic fans hit back after Rangers supporter calls …
The signing of Nadir Ciftci has been branded 'laughable'. THANK goodness for the bold Mal Curruthers. Just as the Hotline was threatening to ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»

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