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I am dancing all the time. Every gesture, the body line of every pose, the way I get from place to place, the movement in the acting - none of it would be the way it is if I weren't a dancer.
Ray Bolger

Meaning of "line" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LINE

Partly from Old French ligne, ultimately from Latin līnea, n use of līneus flaxen, from līnum flax; partly from Old English līn, ultimately also from Latin līnum flax.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LINE

line  [laɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LINE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Line is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb line in English.

WHAT DOES LINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of line in the English dictionary

The first definition of line in the dictionary is a narrow continuous mark, as one made by a pencil, pen, or brush across a surface. Other definition of line is such a mark cut into or raised from a surface. Line is also a thin indented mark or wrinkle.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LINE

PRESENT

Present
I line
you line
he/she/it lines
we line
you line
they line
Present continuous
I am lining
you are lining
he/she/it is lining
we are lining
you are lining
they are lining
Present perfect
I have lined
you have lined
he/she/it has lined
we have lined
you have lined
they have lined
Present perfect continuous
I have been lining
you have been lining
he/she/it has been lining
we have been lining
you have been lining
they have been lining
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I lined
you lined
he/she/it lined
we lined
you lined
they lined
Past continuous
I was lining
you were lining
he/she/it was lining
we were lining
you were lining
they were lining
Past perfect
I had lined
you had lined
he/she/it had lined
we had lined
you had lined
they had lined
Past perfect continuous
I had been lining
you had been lining
he/she/it had been lining
we had been lining
you had been lining
they had been lining
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will line
you will line
he/she/it will line
we will line
you will line
they will line
Future continuous
I will be lining
you will be lining
he/she/it will be lining
we will be lining
you will be lining
they will be lining
Future perfect
I will have lined
you will have lined
he/she/it will have lined
we will have lined
you will have lined
they will have lined
Future perfect continuous
I will have been lining
you will have been lining
he/she/it will have been lining
we will have been lining
you will have been lining
they will have been lining
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would line
you would line
he/she/it would line
we would line
you would line
they would line
Conditional continuous
I would be lining
you would be lining
he/she/it would be lining
we would be lining
you would be lining
they would be lining
Conditional perfect
I would have line
you would have line
he/she/it would have line
we would have line
you would have line
they would have line
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been lining
you would have been lining
he/she/it would have been lining
we would have been lining
you would have been lining
they would have been lining
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you line
we let´s line
you line
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to line
Past participle
lined
Present Participle
lining
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LINE


define
dɪˈfaɪn
design
dɪˈzaɪn
divine
dɪˈvaɪn
fine
faɪn
hotline
ˈhɒtˌlaɪn
Klein
klaɪn
Liechtenstein
ˈlɪktənˌstaɪn
ligne
laɪn
mine
maɪn
nine
naɪn
offline
ˈɒfˌlaɪn
online
ˈɒnˌlaɪn
outline
ˈaʊtˌlaɪn
refine
rɪˈfaɪn
shine
ʃaɪn
sign
saɪn
sinh
ʃaɪn
sunshine
ˈsʌnˌʃaɪn
timeline
ˈtaɪmˌlaɪn
valentine
ˈvælənˌtaɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LINE

lindy
line ahead
line block
line breeding
line call
line composition
line dancing
line drawing
line feed
line fish
line fishing
Line Islands
line judge
line management
line manager
line of attack
line of battle
line of communication
line of credit
line of demarcation

WORDS THAT END LIKE LINE

Caroline
Catherine
combine
cuisine
decline
determine
eine
engine
genuine
imagine
machine
magazine
Maine
marine
medicine
nicotine
on line
search engine
seine
Ukraine

Synonyms and antonyms of line in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LINE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «line» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of line
activity · ancestry · appearance · approach · area · avenue · axis · bag · band · bar · border · borderline · bound · boundary · brand · breed · business · cable · calling · card · career · ceil · chain · channel · clue · column · configuration · contour · convoy · cord · course · course of action · cover · crease · crocodile · cut · dash · demarcation · department · descent · dialogue · direction · draw · drift · e-mail · edge · employment · encase · face · family · features · field · figure · filament · file · fill · firing line · formation · forte · fringe · front · front line · frontier · furrow · groove · hint · ideology · indication · inlay · inscribe · interest · interline · job · kind · label · lead · letter · limit · lineage · make · mark · memo · message · method · note · occupation · outline · parentage · part · partition · path · patter · pitch · policy · position · postcard · practice · procedure · procession · product · profession · profile · province · pursuit · queue · race · rank · reinforce · report · rim · rope · route · row · rule · scheme · score · scratch · script · sequence · series · shape · silhouette · skirt · slash · sort · specialization · spiel · stock · story · strain · strand · streak · string · stripe · stroke · style · succession · tack · tactic · technique · tendency · text · thread · trace · track · trade · trajectory · trenches · type · underline · verge · vocation · way · wire · wisp · word · words · work · wrinkle

Translation of «line» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LINE

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

Translator English - Chinese

直线
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

línea
570 millions of speakers

English

line
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रेखा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَطّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

линия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

linha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লাইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ligne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Talian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Linie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Baris
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đường kẻ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

linea
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

linia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лінія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

linie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραμμή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lyn
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

linje
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

linje
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of line

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LINE»

The term «line» is very widely used and occupies the 599 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LINE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «line» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «line» 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 line

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10 QUOTES WITH «LINE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word line.
1
J. J. Abrams
Robotics are beginning to cross that line from absolutely primitive motion to motion that resembles animal or human behavior.
2
Marcus Allen
To be a winner of that, and to fall in the long line of traditional great backs at USC, to have your name in perpetuity, the fact that your parents are like icons... that's the greatest thing.
3
Odette Annable
Betty White is a riot. She is a good time! That is the bottom line: Betty White is a good time. She is really an incredible woman. She is so kind. She doesn't have one mean bone in her body, and she is the funniest woman in the room always. And you'll never hear one complaint from her.
4
George Ayittey
Unlike their Western counterparts, Africans take elections very seriously - rising up early to queue patiently in line for hours under the hot sun and cast their ballots. Any misguided attempt to nullify or steal their votes will evoke a strong reaction from them.
5
Kim Basinger
It always takes the truth a little bit longer to cross the finish line.
6
John Battelle
The home phone is relatively cheap, incredibly reliable, and - if you buy the right phone - will work for years without replacement. Oh, and far as I can tell, a home phone won't give you brain cancer. In a perfect world, the hard line should have become a platform for building out an entire app ecosystem for the home. And yet... it didn't.
7
Lake Bell
I find the female tragedy of insecurity to be hilarious. We get obsessed over issues like the tiny skin tags on our backs or that we're fat. You read one line in a magazine and it sends you into a tailspin.
8
Dennis Bergkamp
So here, at Arsenal, we are often surprised when we are shown some of the newspapers, and at the bottom of an article there is a line saying if you know of anyone who had an affair with a player, call this number. It is very strange to us.
9
Roy Blount, Jr.
Think about scary movies: There's a fine line between horror and humor.
10
Ray Bolger
I am dancing all the time. Every gesture, the body line of every pose, the way I get from place to place, the movement in the acting - none of it would be the way it is if I weren't a dancer.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LINE»

Discover the use of line in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to line and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Linux Command Line
Designed for command-line users of all levels, the book takes readers from the first keystrokes to the process of writing powerful programs in the command line's native language.
William E. Shotts (Jr.), 2012
2
Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
The complete guide to self-editing, illustrating the most common problems with hundreds of before-and-after examples
Claire Kehrwald Cook, 1985
3
Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights
A scientific and legal exploration into animal rights today considers the cognitive abilities of animals along the evolutionary spectrum, identifies where the line for rights is currently drawn and which animals meet exemption criteria, and ...
Steven M. Wise, 2003
4
I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny
A revealing personal memoir by the iconic musical artist's first wife covers a wide range of topics, from Cash's struggles with drug addiction and his tenacious family relationships to his divorce from the author and the inspirations for ...
Vivian Cash, 2008
5
Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of ...
Whether parent or politician, CEO or community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Ronald A. Heifetz, Marty Linsky, 2013
6
The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World ...
Argues that if nothing is done to stop the squandering of fish stock, the ecological balance of life in the oceans will face collapse and millions of people could starve, and examines the causes and implications of the problem.
Charles Clover, 2008
7
Broadband Power-line Communication Systems: Theory & ...
This book covers topics that include classification of BPLC systems, models for analyses based on TL theory, estimation of channel capacity and performance and finally application of modulation, coding and media access control techniques ...
Justinian Anatory, Nelson Theethayi, 2010
8
A Fine Line: How Design Strategies Are Shaping the Future of ...
A Fine Line shares the amazing story of Esslinger's transformation from industrial design wunderkind to a global innovation powerhouse, while detailing the very real challenges facing businesses in the new global economy.
Hartmut Esslinger, 2009
9
Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions ...
However, the fantasy lands animators create bear little resemblance to the conditions under which these artists work.
Tom Sito, 2006
10
White Line Fever
Told with Lemmy's indomitable charisma and humour, this is the autobiography of a rock icon who over the past thirty years in the industry, has stayed true to his music, his fans and his pleasures.
Lemmy Kilmister, Janiss Garza, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term line is used in the context of the following news items.
1
High Line Hugger: Look Inside Thomas Juul-Hansen's 505 W. 19th …
Located on the fourth floor of the west tower, this full floor apartment is on the fourth floor. “On the High Line, it's about nurturing—almost ... «New York Observer, Jul 15»
2
Sterling in line for Man City debut - BBC
Raheem Sterling: Manchester City forward in line for debut. New Manchester City signing Raheem Sterling is expected to make his debut for ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
3
Vikings training camp preview: Offensive line - StarTribune.com
Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson will snag most of the headlines from the Vikings offense, but the offensive line will be the most ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Luton Airport reveals plans for direct rail line to central London …
But the project is looking at the idea of connecting the airport directly to the Midlands rail line, which will mean the entire journey will take 20 ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
A Trip Down LA's Fine Line Between Fantasy and Reality | WIRED
Mirko Martin's images in LA Crash look like street photography. And some of them are. The rest are shots of movies sets in downtown Los ... «Wired, Jul 15»
6
Florida Georgia Line pulls out all the stops to send Faster Horses off …
Florida Georgia Line performs to close out Faster Horses on Sunday, July 19, 2015. The three day country music show takes place at Michigan ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
7
Line forms quickly for remaining Seahawks tickets, with sale set for …
Seahawks fans yell at line-cutters as they wait for a wristband to be able. The line of Seahawks fans wrapped around CenturyLink Field. «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
8
Stanford's offensive line is sitting pretty | FOX Sports
How good will Stanford's offensive line be in 2015? It's a question that will go a long way in determining how success the Cardinal offense can ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
9
Isle of Wight: Campaigners call for action over Island Line's future
CAMPAIGNERS have urged the Isle of Wight Council and MP Andrew Turner to step up and fight for the future of the Island Line rail service. «Isle of Wight County Press, Jul 15»
10
Chelsea line-up £15m-rated Augsburg left back Baba Rahman to …
Chelsea's move for £15million-rated Augsburg left back Baba Rahman can now go ahead after the Barclays Premier League champions ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

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