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line noun

  /laɪn/ , /lɑɪn/ , [lɑe̯n]
  • A path through two or more points (compare ‘segment’); a continuous mark, including as made by a pen; any path, curved or straight.
ligne, trait
  • A written or printed row of letters, words, numbers, or other text, especially a row of words extending across a page or column, or a blank in place of such text.
ligne, réplique
  • The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, a telephone or internet cable between two points: a telephone or network connection.
ligne, droite
  • (geometry) An infinitely extending one-dimensional figure that has no curvature; one that has length but not breadth or thickness.
  • (geometry, informal) A line segment; a continuous finite segment of such a figure.
  • A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; compare lineage.
  • (music) One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.
  • A letter, a written form of communication.
  • A more-or-less straight sequence of people, objects, etc., either arranged as a queue or column and often waiting to be processed or dealt with, or arranged abreast of one another in a row (and contrasted with a column), as in a military formation. [from mid-16th c.]
  • A verse (in poetry).
  • (slang) Information about or understanding of something. (Mostly restricted to the expressions get a line on, have a line on, and give a line on.)
  • A set of products or services sold by a business, or by extension, the business itself. [from early 19th c.]
  • Any of an ill-defined set of units of length, varying according to the country, discipline, industry, and date of application, commonly with no indication of the intended magnitude:
  • A threadlike crease or wrinkle marking the face, hand, or body; hence, a characteristic mark.
ride, ligne
  • Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity. [from earlier 17th c.]
ligne de conduite
  • (genetics) A population of cells derived from a single cell and containing the same genetic makeup.

line verb

  /laɪn/ , /lɑɪn/ , [lɑe̯n]
  • (intransitive, baseball) To hit a line drive; to hit a line drive which is caught for an out. Compare fly and ground.

line verb

  /laɪn/ , /lɑɪn/ , [lɑe̯n]
  • (transitive, now, rare, of a dog) To copulate with, to impregnate.
accoupler, croiser

line verb

  /laɪn/ , /lɑɪn/ , [lɑe̯n]
  • (transitive) To cover the inner surface of (something), originally especially with linen.
doubler, fourrer

lining noun

  • A covering for the inside surface of something.
doublure, garniture, revêtement
  • The material used for such a covering.


élément nucléaire dispersé long

lined adjective

  • (of paper) Having lines, ruled.
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