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line

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of line

  1. 1 a series of persons or things arranged one behind another the line for tickets stretched around the block Synonyms of line column, cue, file, queue, range, string, train Words Related to line echelon, rank, row, tier; chain, progression, sequence, succession; array

  2. 2 a way of acting or proceeding since the election, the president has taken a very conservative line Synonyms of line course, methodology, policy, procedure, programWords Related to line blueprint, design, plan, scheme, strategy; intent, intention, purpose; approach, direction, method, path, pathway, tack

  3. 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! Synonyms of line calling, employment, game, lay, occupation, profession, trade, vocation, workWords Related to line call, lifework; business, enterprise, field, livelihood, living, métier (also metier), racket [slang]; assignment, engagement, gig, mission; art, craft, handcraft, handicraft; appointment, berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation; duty, function, job, load, task, workloadNear Antonyms of line avocation, hobby, pursuit

  4. 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 Synonyms of line area, arena, bailiwick, barony, business, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, firmament, front, game, kingdom, field, precinct, province, realm, specialty, sphere, terrain, walkWords Related to line frontier; study, subject; territory, turf; occupation, profession, pursuit, racket, vocation; ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confine, dimension(s), extent, ken, reach, scope, sweep, width; subfield, subspecialty

  5. 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 Synonyms of line bound, boundary, cap, ceiling, confines, end, extent, limitation, limit, terminationWords Related to line extremity, fag end, terminus; border, brim, edge, margin, rim, verge; outside; bar, barrier, fence, hedge, restraint, stop, wall

  6. 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 Synonyms of line channel, conduit, duct, leader, pipe, penstock, trough, tubeWords Related to line drain, drainpipe, funnel, hydrant, main, smokestack, spout, standpipe, stovepipe, tile, waste pipe, waterspout; pipage (or pipeage), pipeline, piping

  7. 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 Synonyms of line cable, lace, lacing, cord, rope, string, wireWords Related to line guy, halyard, lanyard, stay; bungee cord, whipcord

  8. 8 a group of vehicles traveling together or under one management she owns a line of limousines Synonyms of line armada, caravan, cavalcade, fleet, motorcade, trainWords Related to line argosy, convoy, flotilla, navy; column, cortege (also cortège), parade, procession

  9. 9 the direction along which something or someone moves the airplane took a southerly line toward the capital Synonyms of line course, path, pathway, route, routeway [chiefly British], steps, track, wayWords Related to line circle, circuit, loop, orbit; arc, flight path, trajectory; ascent, descent

  10. 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 Synonyms of line blood, clan, folks, house, kin, kindred, kinfolk (or kinfolks), kinsfolk, family, lineage, people, race, stock, tribeWords Related to line blended family, nuclear family; extended family, household, kith; brood; descendant (also descendent), issue, offspring, progeny, scion, seed; clansman, kinsman, kinswoman, relative; dynastyNear Antonyms of line ancestry, birth, descent, extraction, origin, pedigree

  11. 11 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended he comes from a noble line that goes back several centuries Synonyms of line birth, blood, bloodline, breeding, descent, extraction, family tree, genealogy, ancestry, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock, strainWords Related to line heredity, succession; family, house; kin, kindred, relations, relatives; raceNear Antonyms of line offspring; child, heir, inheritor, son, successorAntonyms of line issue, posterity, progeny, seed


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