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line

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
ligne
She drew straight lines across the page a dotted/wavy line.
outline or shape especially relating to length or direction
ligne
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
mot
I’ll drop him a line.
a series or group of persons which come one after the other especially in the same family
lignée
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
voie
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 pipeline a line of communication All (telephone) lines are engaged.
a row of written or printed words
ligne
The letter contained only three lines a poem of sixteen lines.
a regular service of ships, aircraft etc
ligne
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
ligne
He was sent to fight on the front line.
lineage /ˈliniidʒ/ noun ancestry
lignage, lignée
a lady of noble lineage.
linear /ˈliniə/ adjective of, consisting of or like a line or lines.
linéaire
lined adjective having lines
ligné; ridé
lined paper a lined face.
liner noun a ship or aircraft of a regular line or company
paquebot
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
trouver
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.
(Definition of line from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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