Translation of "line" - English-French dictionary


nounline /laɪn/
countable a long thin mark
ligne feminine , trait masculine

Draw a line from each word to the correct picture.
Tracez un trait à partir de chaque mot vers l'illustration correcte.

Write on the lines.
Ecrivez sur les lignes.

red lines on her face from the pillow
des traces rouges sur son visage laissées par l'oreiller
countable-uncountable a row of people waiting
file feminine , queue feminine

people standing in line to get into the theater
des personnes debout dans une file pour aller au théâtre

Is this the line for the checkout?
Est-ce que c'est la queue pour la caisse ?
countable a row of people or things
rangée feminine , file feminine

Stand in a line against the wall.
Debout en ligne contre le mur.

a line of trees along the driveway
une rangée d'arbres le long de l'allée
countable a long thin piece of string, wire, etc.
fil masculine , corde masculine

a washing line
une corde à linge
countable a row of words
ligne feminine

Read from the fourth line to the bottom of the page.
Lisez la quatrième ligne à partir du bas de la page.
lines plural
the words an actor learns
texte masculine

I kept forgetting my lines.
Je n'arrête pas d'oublier mon texte.
countable a telephone connection
ligne feminine

a good/bad line
une bonne/mauvaise ligne
on the line
on the telephone
à l'appareil

Mr. Fredericks is on the line for you.
J'ai M. Fredericks à l'appareil pour vous.
countable one set of railroad tracks or one section of a railroad system
ligne feminine , voie feminine

an obstruction on the line
un obstacle sur la voie

the West Coast line
la ligne de la Côte Ouest
countable a border or boundary
frontière feminine

to cross the state line
traverser la frontière de l'état
countable a limit or boundary between one thing and another
limite feminine
cross the line
to do sth beyond a limit
franchir la limite

I think you crossed the line with that comment about his mother.
Je pense que tu as franchi la limite avec cette remarque à propos de sa mère.
a fine line
when the limit is difficult to define
qu'un pas

There's a fine line between genius and madness.
Il n'y a qu'un pas du génie à la folie.
countable the direction of a movement
ligne feminine

He was so drunk he couldn't walk in a straight line.
Il était tellement soûl qu'il ne pouvait pas marcher en ligne droite.
countable singularan attitude to or opinion on a particular subject
position feminine

the official line on who was responsible for the bombing
la position officielle sur qui était responsable des bombardements
line of thinking/reasoning
mode de pensée/raisonnement

I'm not sure I really understand their line of thinking.
Je ne suis pas sûr de vraiment comprendre leur mode de pensée.
along the lines of
like or similar to
du genre

She said something along the lines of '"go away and leave me alone."
Elle a dit quelque chose du genre "va t'en et laisse-moi tranquille".
down/along the line
in the future
à l'avenir

a mistake that will cause problems somewhere down the line
une erreur qui causera des problèmes à un moment donné à l'avenir
in line for
about to receive or experience
qui a des chances/risques

People say he's in line for several awards this year.
Les gens disent qu'il a ses chances pour plusieurs prix cette année.

Is Britain in line for a housing crisis?
Est-ce que la Grande-Bretagne risque une crise du logement ?
on the line
in danger of being ended or badly damaged
en jeu

Her job could be on the line.
Son travail pourrait être en jeu.

a man with his reputation on the line
un homme dont la réputation est en jeu
in line with
matching or agreeing with
qui correspond à

company profits that were not in line with their expectations
les bénéfices de l'entreprise ne correspondaient pas à leurs attentes


verb transitiveline /laɪn/
to form a line along the edge of sth

trees lining the avenue
des arbres bordant l'avenue
to put a layer of sth on the inside of sth
tapisser , doubler

Line the box with paper.
Tapissez la boîte avec du papier.

a jacket lined with red silk
une veste doublée de soie rouge

(Translation of “line” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /lain/

(a piece of) thread, cord, rope etc

corde, ligne
She hung the washing on the line
a fishing-rod and line.

a long, narrow mark, streak or stripe

She drew straight lines across the page
a dotted/wavy line.

outline or shape especially relating to length or direction

The ship had very graceful lines
A dancer uses a mirror to improve his line.

a groove on the skin; a wrinkle

Deep lines were etched across his forehead.

a row or group of objects or persons arranged side by side or one behind the other

rang, rangée
The children stood in a line
a line of trees.

a short letter

I’ll drop him a line.

a series or group of persons which come one after the other especially in the same family

a line of kings.

a track or direction

tracé, direction
He pointed out the line of the new road
a new line of research.

the railway or a single track of the railway

Passengers must cross the line by the bridge only.

a continuous system (especially of pipes, electrical or telephone cables etc) connecting one place with another

pipeline; ligne
a line of communication
All (telephone) lines are engaged.

a row of written or printed words

The letter contained only three lines
a poem of sixteen lines.

a regular service of ships, aircraft etc

a shipping line.

a group or class (of goods for sale) or a field of activity, interest etc

gamme de produits; domaine
This has been a very popular new line
Computers are not really my line.

an arrangement of troops, especially when ready to fight

He was sent to fight on the front line.
lineage /ˈliniidʒ/ noun


lignage, lignée
a lady of noble lineage.
linear /ˈliniə/ adjective

of, consisting of or like a line or lines.

lined adjective

having lines

ligné; ridé
lined paper
a lined face.
liner noun

a ship or aircraft of a regular line or company

an ocean liner
They sailed to America in a large liner.
lines noun plural

the words an actor has to say

texte, rôle
He had difficulty remembering his lines.
linesman /ˈlainz-/ noun

in sport, a judge or umpire at a boundary line

juge de ligne
The linesman signalled that the ball had crossed the line.
hard lines!

bad luck!

pas de chance!
in line for

likely to get or to be given something

être sur les rangs (pour)
He is in line for promotion.
in/out of line with

in or out of agreement with

en perspective; qui manque de perspective
His views are out of line with those of his colleagues.
line up

to form a line

(s’)aligner, (se) mettre en rangs
The children lined up ready to leave the classroom
She lined up the chairs.

to collect and arrange in readiness

We’ve lined up several interesting guests to appear on the programme (noun line-up).
read between the lines

to understand something (from a piece of writing etc) which is not actually stated

lire entre les lignes
If you read between the lines of the statement, it implies that there will be job cuts.



to mark with lines.



verb /lain/

to cover on the inside

doubler, tapisser
She lined the box with newspaper.

to put a lining in

She lined the dress with silk.
lined adjective

(negative unlined) having a lining

a lined skirt.
liner noun

something used for lining

sac, garnissage
a dustbin liner
a nappy liner.
lining noun

(a) covering on the inside

revêtement intérieur
The basket had a padded lining.

a fairly exact copy (of a piece of clothing) attached to the inside to help keep its shape etc

The lining of my jacket is torn.

(Translation of “line” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)