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Translation of "line" - English-French dictionary

line

noun /lain/
(a piece of) thread, cord, rope etc corde, ligne She hung the washing on the line a fishing-rod and line.
a long, narrow mark, streak or stripe ligne She drew straight lines across the page a dotted/wavy line.
outline or shape especially relating to length or direction ligne The ship had very graceful lines A dancer uses a mirror to improve his line.
a groove on the skin; a wrinkle ride Deep lines were etched across his forehead.
a row or group of objects or persons arranged side by side or one behind the other rang, rangée The children stood in a line a line of trees.
a short letter mot I’ll drop him a line.
a series or group of persons which come one after the other especially in the same family lignée a line of kings.
a track or direction tracé, direction He pointed out the line of the new road a new line of research.
the railway or a single track of the railway voie 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 pipeline; ligne a pipeline a line of communication All (telephone) lines are engaged.
a row of written or printed words ligne The letter contained only three lines a poem of sixteen lines.
a regular service of ships, aircraft etc ligne a shipping line.
a group or class (of goods for sale) or a field of activity, interest etc gamme de produits; domaine This has been a very popular new line Computers are not really my line.
an arrangement of troops, especially when ready to fight ligne He was sent to fight on the front line.
lineage /ˈliniidʒ/ noun
ancestry lignage, lignée a lady of noble lineage.
linear /ˈliniə/ adjective
of, consisting of or like a line or lines. linéaire
lined adjective
having lines ligné; ridé lined paper a lined face.
liner noun
a ship or aircraft of a regular line or company paquebot an ocean liner They sailed to America in a large liner.
lines noun plural
the words an actor has to say texte, rôle He had difficulty remembering his lines.
linesman /ˈlainz-/ noun
in sport, a judge or umpire at a boundary line juge de ligne The linesman signalled that the ball had crossed the line.
hard lines!
bad luck! pas de chance!
in line for
likely to get or to be given something être sur les rangs (pour) He is in line for promotion.
in/out of line with
in or out of agreement with en perspective; qui manque de perspective His views are out of line with those of his colleagues.
line up
to form a line (s’)aligner, (se) mettre en rangs The children lined up ready to leave the classroom She lined up the chairs.
to collect and arrange in readiness trouver 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 lire entre les lignes If you read between the lines of the statement, it implies that there will be job cuts.
(Definition of line from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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