noun flax; linen.
2. line ·noun a trench or rampart.
3. line ·noun instruction; doctrine.
4. line ·noun a measuring line or cord.
5. line ·noun lineament; feature; figure.
6. line ·noun the longer and finer fiber of flax.
7. line ·noun a number of shares taken by a jobber.
8. line ·noun direction; as, the line of sight or vision.
9. line ·noun the track and roadbed of a railway; railroad.
10. line ·noun a short letter; a note; as, a line from a friend.
11. line ·noun that which has length, but not breadth or thickness.
12. line ·noun the reins with which a horse is guided by his driver.
13. line ·vt to read or repeat line by line; as, to line out a hymn.
14. line ·noun a circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.
15. line ·noun a measure of length; one twelfth of an inch.
xvi. line ·vt to impregnate;
applied to brute animals.
xvii. line ·vt to form into a line; to align; as, to line troops.
xviii. line ·vt to mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book.
xix. line ·noun a threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.
xx. line ·noun the exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline.
xxi. line ·noun the equator;
usually called the line, or equinoctial line; as, to cross the line.
xxii. line ·noun a verse, or the words which form a certain number of feet, according to the measure.
xxiii. line ·noun form of a vessel as shown by the outlines of vertical, horizontal, and oblique sections.
xxiv. line ·noun a more or less threadlike mark of pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark; as, a chalk line.
xxv. line ·vt to represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.
xxvi. line ·noun a straight row; a continued series or rank; as, a line of houses, or of soldiers; a line of barriers.
xxvii. line ·vt to put something in the inside of; to fill; to supply, as a purse with money.
xxviii. line ·vt to cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin.
xxix. line ·noun one of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.
xxx. line ·noun a row of letters, words, ·etc., written or printed; ·esp., a row of words extending across a page or column.
xxxi. line ·noun that which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.
xxxii. line ·noun a row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart;
opposed to column.
xxxiii. line ·noun the regular infantry of an army, as distinguished from militia, guards, volunteer corps, cavalry, artillery, ·etc.
xxxiv. line ·noun a long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, ·etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline.
xxxv. line ·noun dispositions made to cover extended positions, and presenting a front in but one direction to an enemy.
xxxvi. line ·noun course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.
xxxvii. line ·noun a series of various qualities and values of the same general class of articles; as, a full line of hosiery; a line of merinos, ·etc.
xxxviii. line ·noun the wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, or the whole of a system of telegraph wires under one management and name.
xxxix. line ·noun the course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route; as, the arrow descended in a curved line; the place is remote from lines of travel.
xl. line ·noun a connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, ·etc.; as, a line of stages; an express line.
xli. line ·noun the proper relative position or adjustment of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working; as, the engine is in line or out of line.
xlii. line ·noun a linen thread or string; a slender, strong cord; also, a cord of any thickness; a rope; a hawser; as, a fishing line; a line for snaring birds; a clothesline; a towline.
xliii. line ·vt to place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding anything; to fortify; as, to line works with soldiers.
xliv. line ·noun a series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; as, the ascending or descending line; the line of descent; the male line; a line of kings.