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lines

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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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say lines in sign language?

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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. Brenard Adams:

    We have still got a lot of rebuilding to do, second-line parades are all we have - Saints games and second lines.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you're surrounded by deepest darkness, it's hard to even think about a ray of Sunshine. Likewise it's difficult to think of justice, when you see the triumph of evil and deceit, and the defeat of truth and honesty all around us. Nonetheless, just as the first ray of Sun penetrates the dark and illuminates our world, the justice of Supreme Power prevails to uproot and smash the evil. The promise is that you will always get double of what was taken away from you; see e.g. the following lines from Holy Book: "Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever." The justice from Supreme Power shall thus prevail - always! Never lose the Hope and keep your Faith strong!

  3. Megan McIntyre:

    The response at the time was along the lines of we can't give you this kind of raise because then we'd have to let other people go, that's the thing where they spent too much money and now they can't afford to pay you what you're worth.

  4. William Strunk Jr., Elements of Style:

    Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

  5. Larry Hogan:

    We're still continuing to fall short in many areas, and this robust testing that we need across the country, we started to improve, and now with the virus spiking up we're running into shortages, waiting 10 days, lines -- it's looking a lot like it did back in March and April.

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    irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn
    • A. repugnant
    • B. splay
    • C. tenebrous
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