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Wiktionary

  1. linesnoun

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

  2. linesnoun

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

  3. linesnoun

    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. linesnoun

    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. linesnoun

    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

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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. Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

    Now that we are definitely in the process of recovery, lines have been rightly drawn between those to whom this recovery means a return to old methods -- and the number of these people is small -- and those for whom recovery means a reform of many old methods, a permanent readjustment of many of our ways of thinking and therefore of many of our social and economic arrangements.

  2. Rue McClanahan:

    She had an awful time remembering her lines because she would freeze and panic, the day before tape day, you could see a big difference in her. She ’d be walking around like Pig-Pen under a black cloud. By tape day, she was unreachable.

  3. P. G. Wodehouse:

    Henry glanced hastily at the mirror. Yes, he did look rather old. He must have overdone some of the lines on his forehead. He looked something between a youngish centenarian and a nonagenarian who had seen a good deal of trouble.

  4. Daniel Bekele:

    Entire communities are trapped in camp-like conditions behind government lines, terrorized by government forces.

  5. Reuters Emily:

    I wasn't into the idea at all at first. I think I came off as a bit annoyed in the video, now, it's the bane of my existence. When anyone comes up to me about 'Blurred Lines,' I'm like, are we seriously talking about a video from three years ago?’.

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