Spanish translation of “line”
line noun /lain/
› (a piece of) thread, cord, rope etc
cuerda, cordel, sedal
She hung the washing on the line a fishing-rod and line. › a long, narrow mark, streak or stripe
She drew a straight line 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
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/railroad or a single track of the railway/railroad
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.
a linear graph. lined adjective › having lines
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. line graph noun › a graph that uses points joined with straight lines to show changes in the value of a variable quantity or quantities over time.
lines noun plural › the words an actor has to say
He had difficulty remembering his lines. linesman /ˈlainz-/ noun (plural linesmen) › in sport, a judge or umpire at a boundary line
juez de línea
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
estar a punto de recibir
He is in line for promotion. in/out of line with › in or out of agreement with
estar en perspectiva; no estar en perspectiva
His views are out of line with those of his colleagues. line up phrasal verb › 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
If you read between the lines of the statement, it implies that there will be job cuts.