Translation of "line" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

line

noun uk /laɪn/ us /laɪn/
LONG MARK 長長的標記

A2 [ C ] a long, thin mark on the surface of something

線,線條
a straight line 直線
Sign your name on the dotted line. 請在虛線處簽名。
She was very old and her face was covered with lines. 她已非常年邁,臉上布滿了皺紋。
My legs felt all wobbly when I stood up and I couldn't walk in a straight line (= walk without moving to the side while moving forward). 我站起來時覺得腿直打顫,走起路來左右搖晃。
ROW

C2 [ C ] a group of people or things arranged in a row

行,排,列
a line of trees 一行樹
The prisoners formed a line against the wall. 犯人靠牆站成了一排。

[ C ] US UK queue a group of people standing one behind the other who are waiting for something

(一群人排列等候所形成的)隊,排
Just get in line and wait your turn like everyone else. 和別人一樣排隊等著去。
I had to wait/stand in line for three hours to get tickets. 我排了三個小時的隊才買到票。
a long line of

a series of people or things that follow each other in time

(相繼的)一系列
She is the latest in a long line of controversial leaders. 她最近剛成為一系列頗具爭議的領導者之一。
He comes from a long line of doctors (= a lot of his relatives were doctors before him). 他出身醫生世家。
DIVISION 邊緣

C2 [ C ] a long, thin and sometimes imaginary mark that forms the edge, border, or limit of something

邊線,界線;界限
That ball was definitely in! It was nowhere near the line! 那個球絕對是界內!離邊線還遠著呢!
The police couldn't arrest him because he'd fled across the state line. 警方無法逮捕他,因為他已經逃過了國界。
For many television viewers the dividing line between fact and fiction is becoming increasingly blurred. 在許多電視觀衆看來,事實與虛構之間的界限已經越來越模糊了。
PHONE 電話

B2 [ C ] a connection to a phone system

電話線(路)
I'm afraid your line's been disconnected because your last bill hasn't been paid. 我估計你的電話線已經被切斷了,因為上次的帳單你還沒付呢。
If you want to air your opinions live on the radio, the lines will be open (= you can phone) from eight o'clock. 如果你想透過電台廣播發表自己的看法,可從八點起撥打電話。
I've got Chris Foster on the line for you. Do you want to take it now or call her back later? 克麗絲‧福斯特打電話找你。你想現在接電話還是過一會兒給她打回去?
formal Please hold the line (= wait). I'll see if she's available. 請等一下。我看她在不在。
RAILWAY 鐵路

B1 [ C ] (the route followed by) a railway track

鐵軌;鐵道;鐵路線
The train was delayed, apparently due to leaves on the line. 火車顯然因為鐵路線上的落葉而晚點了。
The Northern Line is the worst on the London Underground. 北線是倫敦地鐵最糟糕的線路。
Mainline services can be very quick, but travelling on the branch lines is much slower. 乘坐幹線火車速度很快,但支線就慢得多了。
APPROACH TO SUBJECT 方法

C2 [ C ] a way of dealing with or thinking about something or someone

做法,方法;看法,立場
The government's official line has always been to refuse to negotiate with terrorists. 政府的官方立場一貫是拒絕與恐怖分子談判。
The courts should take a tougher line with (= punish more severely) sex offenders. 法庭應對性犯罪者實施更加嚴厲的懲罰。
Several Labour MPs disagree with their party's line on taxation. 幾名工黨議員對該黨的稅收政策持不同意見。
What sort of line (= method of arguing) do you think we should take in the pay negotiations? 你認為我們在工資談判中應採取哪種策略?
The police are confident that this new line of inquiry will lead them to the murderer. 警方相信採用這種新的調查方法一定會找出兇手。
It seems inevitable that the country will be divided along ethnic lines. 那個國家似乎無法避免民族分裂的命運。
line of reasoning, thinking, etc.

C2 a way of thinking about a particular subject:

We cannot agree with their line of reasoning.
MILITARY 軍事

C2 [ C ] a row of positions used to defend against enemy attack, especially the ones closest to enemy positions

防線,戰線
They were taken prisoner while on a reconnaissance mission behind enemy lines. 他們是在敵後執行偵察任務時被俘的。
figurative In a game of football, the goalkeeper is the last line of defence. 在足球比賽中,守門員是最後一道防線。
SHAPE 形狀

[ C ] the shape of something that has been designed or created

(設計或創造出的)輪廓,外形線條
They have a reputation for designing cars with elegant aerodynamic lines. 他們以設計優雅的流線型汽車而享有盛譽。
SUPPORT 支撐

[ C ] a long, strong, thin piece of material, such as string, rope, or wire, used to support something

繩,索
I'd hung the washing out on the clothes line. 我會把洗好的衣物晾在晾衣繩上。
Can you feel the fish tugging on the line? 你能感覺到魚在釣線上掙紮嗎?
COMPANY 公司

[ C ] a company that transports people or goods

客運公司;運輸公司
a shipping line 海運公司
REMARK 話語

[ C ] a remark that is intended to entertain, persuade, or deceive

(為達到逗樂、勸說或欺騙目的而說的)話語,詞句,言語
a speech full of memorable lines 令人難忘的講話
He keeps giving me that line about not being able to do any work because his computer is down. 他不停地跟我說因為電腦有問題他沒法工作了。
Who was it who came up with that famous line about "lies, damned lies and statistics?" 「謊言,可惡的謊言和資料」這句名言是誰說的?
WORDS 字詞

B1 [ C ] a row of words that form part of a text

(文本中的)字行
We could get more lines on the page if we reduced the type size. 如果把字型大小調小一點,我們就可以在這一頁上多加幾行字。
The computer screen displays 80 characters per line. 電腦螢幕每行可顯示80個字元。

[ C usually plural ] the words that an actor speaks when performing in a film, play, etc.

(電影或話劇演員的)詞,台詞
I only had two lines in the whole play. 在整齣戲中我只有兩句台詞。
She hasn't learned her lines yet, and we've got our first rehearsal tomorrow. 我們明天就要進行首次排練了,可她連台詞還沒記熟呢。
I'm terrified of forgetting my lines. 我特別害怕忘詞。
lines [ plural ] UK

a punishment for school students in which a sentence has to be written repeatedly

(學校裡對學生作出的)罰抄寫
She got 200 lines for swearing at her teacher. 她因辱駡老師被罰抄寫200遍。
MUSIC

[ C ] a short series of musical notes

一串音符
JOB 工作

[ C usually singular ] the type of job someone does

行業
"What line of work are you in?" "I'm a teacher." 「你是做哪一行的?」「我是老師。」
You meet some very interesting people in my line of business. 做我這行可以遇到一些非常有趣的人。
GOODS 商品

C1 [ C ] a range of similar things that are for sale

(商品的)類,類別
There are discounts on many items from our older lines. 我們這裡的很多舊貨都打折。
I was shown all their new lines. 他們給我看了他們所有的新貨。
verb [ T ] uk /laɪn/ us /laɪn/
FORM ROW 形成一排

C2 to form a row along the side of something

沿著…形成一排
Thousands of people lined the streets to watch the presidential procession pass by. 數千人站在街道兩旁觀看總統車隊通過。
Police lined the route of the demonstration. 員警站在遊行路線的兩側。
country lanes lined with trees 鄉村林蔭路
COVER 覆蓋

to cover the inside surface of something

襯;鋪,墊
I lined the drawers with old wallpaper. 我用舊牆紙墊抽屜。
How much would it cost to have this jacket lined? 給這件外套做個內襯需要多少錢?
Full-length mirrors lined each wall of the bathroom. 洗手間的每一面牆上都掛著全身鏡。

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(Translation of “line” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)