Translation of "line" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /laɪn/ us /lɑɪn/

A2 a long, thin mark

Sign your name on the line at the bottom.
Draw a line around your hand.

B1 a row of words on a page, for example in a song or poem

línea, verso
The same line is repeated throughout the poem.

B1 a track that a train travels along

vía, línea
Which train line do you take to work?

B1 US UK queue a line of people waiting for something

There was a long line of people outside the shop.

a connection between phones

línea, conexión

a piece of rope or wire with a special purpose

cuerda, sedal
a fishing line

a row of people or things

a line of trees
lines [ plural ]

the marks that older people have on their faces, when the skin is loose

verb uk /laɪn/ us /lɑɪn/ present participle lining, past tense and past participle lined

to form a row along the side of something

Trees and cafés lined the street.
be lined with something

to cover the inside of a piece of clothing with a material

estar forrado con algo
a jacket lined with fur

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “line” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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

fila, hilera
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/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

cable, línea
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

línea, gama
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


a lady of noble lineage.
linear /ˈliniə/ adjective

of, consisting of or like a line or lines.

a linear graph.
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.
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.

grafico lineal
lines noun plural

the words an actor has to say

texto, papel
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

preparar, organizar
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.

(Translation of “line” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)