the international date line

Definition of the international date line

  1. :  an imaginary line that runs through the Pacific Ocean from the North Pole to the South Pole and that marks the place where each day officially begins As we crossed the international date line we were suddenly in the next day.

Word by Word Definitions

internationalplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or affecting two or more nations

    :  of, relating to, or constituting a group or association having members in two or more nations

    :  active, known, or reaching beyond national boundaries

  1. :  one that is international

    :  an organization of international scope

dateplay
  1. :  the brown, oblong edible fruit of a palm (Phoenix dactylifera)

    :  the tall palm with pinnate leaves that yields the date

  1. :  the time at which an event occurs

    :  a statement of the time of execution (see execution 1) or making

    :  duration

  1. :  to determine the period of time to which something belongs :  to determine the date (see 2date 3) of

    :  to record the time of the execution or making of :  mark with the date

    :  to mark with characteristics typical of a particular period

lineplay
  1. :  a length of cord or cord-like material: such as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of


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