Definitions for Lifelineˈlaɪfˌlaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

life•lineˈlaɪfˌlaɪn(n.)

  1. a line or rope for saving life, as one attached to a lifeboat.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. any of various lines running above the decks, spars, etc., of a ship or boat to give sailors something to grasp when there is danger of falling or being washed away.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. the line by which a diver is lowered and raised.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  4. any of several anchored lines used by swimmers for support.

  5. a route over which supplies must be sent to sustain an area or group of persons otherwise isolated.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of lifeline:

1690–1700

Princeton's WordNet

  1. line of life, life line, lifeline(noun)

    a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live

  2. lifeline(noun)

    support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection)

    "the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin"; "she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"

  3. lifeline(noun)

    line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver

  4. lifeline(noun)

    line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning

Wiktionary

  1. lifeline(Noun)

    A line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling to.

  2. lifeline(Noun)

    A means or route for transporting indispensable supplies.

  3. lifeline(Noun)

    A source of salvation in a crisis.

  4. lifeline(Noun)

    On the deck of a boat, a line to which one can attach oneself to stay aboard on rough seas

  5. Origin: From life + line.


Translations for Lifeline

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

lifeline(noun)

a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.

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