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line

noun

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1 a series of persons or things arranged one behind another
  • the line for tickets stretched around the block

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2 a way of acting or proceeding
  • since the election, the president has taken a very conservative line

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3 the activity by which one regularly makes a living
  • my line of business is "pre-owned" vehicles, and have I got a deal for you!

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4 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence
  • advanced mathematics is a little outside of my line, but I'll see what I can do to help

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5 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go
  • you really crossed the line with that outrageous display of bad behavior

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6 a long hollow cylinder for carrying a substance (as a liquid or gas)
  • the workers rushed to fix the leak in the gas line

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7 a length of braided, flexible material that is used for tying or connecting things
  • he made sure to bring extra fishing line in case a fish broke free

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8 a group of vehicles traveling together or under one management
  • she owns a line of limousines

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9 the direction along which something or someone moves
  • the airplane took a southerly line toward the capital

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10 a group of persons who come from the same ancestor
  • a 10th of all island residents are members of the line of this early settler

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11 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
  • he comes from a noble line that goes back several centuries

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line

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The first known use of line was before the 12th century

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“Line.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/line. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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