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Wiktionary

  1. lines(Noun)

    Dispositions made to cover extended positions, and presenting a front in but one direction to an enemy.

  2. lines(Noun)

    Form of a vessel as shown by the outlines of vertical, horizontal, and oblique sections.

  3. lines(Noun)

    A school punishment in which a student must repeatedly write out a line of text related to the offence (e.g. "I must be quiet in class") a specified number of times; the lines of text so written out.

  4. lines(Noun)

    The reins with which a horse is guided by his driver.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lines

    With shipwrights, are the various plans for determining the shape and form of the ship's body on the mould-loft floor. Also, a species of field-works, consisting of a series of fronts, constructed in order to cover the front and form the immediate defence of an army or the frontiers of a state.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lines

    A series of field-works, either continuous or at intervals. The former are connected by means of curtains or straight walls. The rule in constructing the other is, that the works shall be within cannon- or musket-shot range of each other, according to their armament.

Editors Contribution

  1. lines

    Plural noun of line.

    The telephone company has to provide, maintain and plan future services and upgrades to its lines and network.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 2, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lines' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #980

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lines' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1267

Anagrams for lines »

  1. lenis

  2. liens

How to pronounce lines?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lines in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lines in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of lines in a Sentence

  1. Justin Jager:

    The Maroon Fire posed some unique challenges that there were some big KV power lines running through there that we needed to be able to protect from the fire then also an unexploded ordnance area that we wanted to be able to put fire in but we didn’t want to put firefighters on the ground for obvious reasons.

  2. Mmusi Maimane:

    I had to endure a barrage of racial insults. What you've got to do is to steel your back and carry on, i recognize that they wanted to do everything in their power to win, to a point when you recognize it's a tactical thing to divide the nation along racial lines.

  3. President Trump:

    I don't like drawing red lines but I act if I have to act.

  4. John Holdren:

    Research along these lines raises serious and urgent questions about the potential implications for clinical applications that could lead to genetically altered humans, the full implications of such a step could not be known until a number of generations had inherited the genetic changes made - and choices made in one country could affect all of us.

  5. Mark Krikorian:

    And we can follow up lines of questioning that would be appropriate under those circumstances.

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