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German translation of “line”

line

noun /lain/
(a piece of) thread, cord, rope etc
die Leine
She hung the washing on the line a fishing-rod and line.
a long, narrow mark, streak or stripe
die Linie
She drew straight lines across the page a dotted/wavy line.
outline or shape especially relating to length or direction
die Konturen (pl.)
The ship had very graceful lines A dancer uses a mirror to improve his line.
a groove on the skin; a wrinkle
die Falte
Deep lines were etched across his forehead.
a row or group of objects or persons arranged side by side or one behind the other
die Reihe
The children stood in a line a line of trees.
a short letter
einige Zeilen
I’ll drop him a line.
a series or group of persons which come one after the other especially in the same family
die Abstammungslinie
a line of kings.
a track or direction
die Richtung
He pointed out the line of the new road a new line of research.
the railway or a single track of the railway
die Eisenbahnlinie, das Gleis
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
die Leitung
a pipeline a line of communication All (telephone) lines are engaged.
a row of written or printed words
die Zeile
The letter contained only three lines a poem of sixteen lines.
a regular service of ships, aircraft etc
die Linie
a shipping line.
a group or class (of goods for sale) or a field of activity, interest etc
das Tätigkeitsfeld
This has been a very popular new line Computers are not really my line.
an arrangement of troops, especially when ready to fight
die Linie
He was sent to fight on the front line.
lineage /ˈliniidʒ/ noun ancestry
das Geschlecht
a lady of noble lineage.
linear /ˈliniə/ adjective of, consisting of or like a line or lines.
Linien-…
lined adjective having lines
liniert, faltig
lined paper a lined face.
liner noun a ship or aircraft of a regular line or company
das Passagierschiff
an ocean liner They sailed to America in a large liner.
lines noun plural the words an actor has to say
der Text
He had difficulty remembering his lines.
linesman /ˈlainz-/ noun in sport, a judge or umpire at a boundary line
der Linienrichter
The linesman signalled that the ball had crossed the line.
hard lines! bad luck!
Pech!
in line for likely to get or to be given something
Aussichten haben auf
He is in line for promotion.
in/out of line with in or out of agreement with
in richtiger/falscher Perspektive
His views are out of line with those of his colleagues.
line up to form a line
(sich) in einer Reihe aufstellen
The children lined up ready to leave the classroom She lined up the chairs.
to collect and arrange in readiness
zusammenstellen
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
zwischen den Zeilen lesen
If you read between the lines of the statement, it implies that there will be job cuts.
(Definition of line from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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