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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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