line

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line is part of the Basic English 850.
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line is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
line

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
line

Plural
lines

  1. A mark that is long, straight and very thin.
    She drew a line down the middle of the page to divide the page into two parts.
  2. A row.
    Put the buttons in a straight line on the front of the shirt.
  3. A row of people who are waiting for something in order; a queue.
    You got here last, so you have to stand at the back of the line.

Synonyms[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
line

Third-person singular
lines

Past tense
lined

Past participle
lined

Present participle
lining

  1. Someone lines things up when they put them in a straight line or row.
  2. Someone lines something up when they put it just in the right place or at the edge of something.
    Line up the end of the piece of wood with the edge of the table.
  3. Someone lines up when they start waiting in a line with other people.
    Everyone line up here, please, and I'll help you one at a time.