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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 línea She drew a straight line across the page a dotted/wavy line.
outline or shape especially relating to length or direction línea The ship had very graceful lines A dancer uses a mirror to improve his line.
a groove on the skin; a wrinkle arruga 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 linaje a line of kings.
a track or direction trazado 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 vía 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 pipeline a line of communication All (telephone) lines are engaged.
a row of written or printed words línea The letter contained only three lines a poem of sixteen lines.
a regular service of ships, aircraft etc compañía 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 línea He was sent to fight on the front line.
lineage /ˈliniidʒ/ noun
ancestry linaje a lady of noble lineage.
linear /ˈliniə/ adjective
of, consisting of or like a line or lines. lineal 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 transatlántico 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.
(Definition of line from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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