What does lifeline mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. line of life, life line, lifelinenoun

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

  2. lifelinenoun

    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. lifelinenoun

    line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver

  4. lifelinenoun

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


  1. lifelinenoun

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

    Etymology: From life + line.

  2. lifelinenoun

    A means or route for transporting indispensable supplies.

    Etymology: From life + line.

  3. lifelinenoun

    A source of salvation in a crisis.

    Etymology: From life + line.

  4. lifelinenoun

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

    Etymology: From life + line.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lifeline in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lifeline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of lifeline in a Sentence

  1. Shari Sinwelski:

    They can call the lifeline and talk with a counselor on the line who can help them sort out the situation and talk to them about their own feelings about it and guide them through the process.

  2. Barry Shrewsbury:

    The benefits are a lifeline.

  3. Bernard Kouchner:

    In this affair, Europe is guilty of failing to assist a person in danger. That is to our shame, before anything else, let's throw a lifeline to all these people who are drowning by creating a European rescue fleet for the 28 members of the European Union. One rescue boat for each country.

  4. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    When the need for more pandemic relief was obvious, did we deliver a timely lifeline America needed? Or did we say nothing was better than something until politics dictated our actions? when unrest spilled into the cities and communities across the country, did we deliver safety that Americans wanted or did we let calls to defund the police, intimidate us from protecting life, liberty and property?

  5. Steven Mnuchin:

    Cuba has been an underlying force fueling Venezuela's descent into crisis. Treasury is taking action against vessels and entities transporting oil, providing a lifeline to keep the illegitimate Maduro regime afloat.

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