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Spanish translation of “line”


noun /lain/
(a piece of) thread, cord, rope etc 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 The children stood in a line a line of trees. a short letter
cuatro líneas
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 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 a pipeline 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 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 ancestry a lady of noble lineage. linear /ˈliniə/ adjective of, consisting of or like a line or lines. lined adjective having lines
rayado, arrugado
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 He had difficulty remembering his lines. linesman /ˈlainz-/ noun in sport, a judge or umpire at a boundary line The linesman signalled that the ball had crossed the line. hard lines! bad luck!
qué mala suerte!
in line for likely to get or to be given something He is in line for promotion. in/out of line with in or out of agreement with His views are out of line with those of his colleagues. line up to form a line
poner(se) en fila, hacer cola
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
leer entre líneas
If you read between the lines of the statement, it implies that there will be job cuts.
(Definition of line from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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