Learn how to say Lines correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word line:
1a long, narrow mark or band:
a row of closely spaced dots will look like a continuous line
I can’t draw a straight line
Mathematics a straight or curved continuous extent of length without breadth.
a direct course:
the ball rose in a straight line
a furrow or wrinkle in the skin, especially on the face:
there were new lines round her eyes and mouth
a contour or outline considered as a feature of design or composition:
crisp architectural lines
the artist’s use of clean line and colour
(on a map or graph) a curve connecting all points having a specified common property.
a line marking the starting or finishing point in a race:
a good position at the start line will put you in the front rank on the first leg
(in football, hockey, etc.) the goal line:
Dunne was on hand to bundle the ball over the line
video evidence suggests the ball did not cross the line
(the Line) the equator.
a notional limit or boundary:
the issue of peace cut across class lines
television blurs the line between news and entertainment
each of the very narrow horizontal sections forming a television picture.
Physics a narrow range of the spectrum that is noticeably brighter or darker than the adjacent parts.
(the line) the level of the base of most letters, such as h and x, in printing and writing.
[as modifier] Printing & Computing denoting an image consisting of lines and solid areas, with no gradation of tone:
a line block
each of (usually five) horizontal lines forming a stave in musical notation.
a sequence of notes or tones forming an instrumental or vocal melody:
a powerful melodic line
informal a dose of a powdered narcotic drug, especially cocaine, laid out in a line ready to be taken.
2a length of cord, rope, wire, or other material serving a particular purpose:
Lily pegged the washing on the line
a telephone connection or service:
I’ve got Inspector Jackson on the line for you
a freephone advice line
a railway track:
passengers were hit by delays caused by leaves on the line
a branch or route of a railway system:
the Glasgow to London line
a company that provides ships, aircraft, or buses on particular routes on a regular basis:
a major shipping line
3a horizontal row of written or printed words:
take the cursor up one line and press the delete key
a part of a poem or song forming one row of written or printed words:
each stanza has eight lines
(lines) the words of an actor’s part in a play or film:
he couldn’t seem to remember his lines and had to read his dialogue off boards
(lines) British an amount of text or number of repetitions of a sentence written out as a school punishment:
five hundred lines to anyone caught sneaking in before the bell!
4a row of people or things:
a line of altar boys proceeded down the aisle
North American a queue.
a connected series of people following one another in time (used especially of several generations of a family):
we follow the history of a family through the male line
a series of related things:
the bill is the latest in a long line of measures to protect society from criminals
a range of commercial goods:
the company intends to hire more people and expand its product line
5an area or branch of activity:
the stresses unique to their line of work
a direction, course, or channel:
he opened another line of attack
(lines) a manner of doing or thinking about something:
you can’t run a business on these lines
the superintendent was thinking along the same lines
an agreed approach; a policy:
the official line is that there were no chemical attacks on allied troops
informal a false or exaggerated remark or story:
he fed me a line about some nightclubbing Japanese photographer
none of my chat-up lines ever worked
6a connected series of military fieldworks or defences facing an enemy force:
raids behind enemy lines
an arrangement of soldiers or ships in a column or line formation; a line of battle.
(the line) regular army regiments (as opposed to auxiliary forces or household troops).
1stand or be positioned at intervals along:
a processional route lined by people waving flags
2 (usually as adjective lined) mark or cover with lines:
a thin woman with a lined face