Synonyms of line in English

: line1line2

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noun

1‘he drew a line through the name’

SYNONYMS
dash, rule, bar, score
underline, underscore, stroke, slash, virgule, solidus
stripe, strip, band, streak, belt, striation
technical stria
British oblique

2‘there were new lines round her eyes and mouth’

SYNONYMS
wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, crow's foot, groove, corrugation
scar

3usually lines‘the classic lines of its exterior’

SYNONYMS
contour, outline, configuration, shape, figure, delineation, silhouette, profile, features

4‘he headed the ball over the line’

SYNONYMS
boundary, boundary line, limit, border, borderline, bound, bounding line, frontier, partition, demarcation line, dividing line, end point, cut-off point, termination, edge, pale, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, extremity, fringe, threshold

5usually lines‘they were behind enemy lines’

SYNONYMS
position, formation, disposition, front, front line, firing line
trenches

6‘he put the washing on the line’

SYNONYMS
cord, rope, string, cable, wire, thread, twine, strand, filament, ligature

7‘a line of soldiers’

SYNONYMS
file, rank, column, string, chain
train, convoy, procession
row
British queue
British informal crocodile

8‘a line of figures’

SYNONYMS
column, row

9‘it seemed to be the latest in a long line of crass decisions’

SYNONYMS
series, sequence, succession, chain, string, train
progression, course, set, cycle

10‘it stopped right in the line of flight of some bees’

SYNONYMS
course, route, track, channel, path, way, run
trajectory, bearing, orientation

11‘they took a very tough line with the industry right from the word go’

SYNONYMS
course of action, course, procedure, MO, technique, way, tactic, tack, system, method, process, manner
policy, practice, scheme, approach, plan, programme, position, stance, philosophy, argument, avenue
modus operandi

12‘she had not been listening, but pursuing her own line of thought’

SYNONYMS
course, direction, drift, tack, tendency, trend, bias, tenor

13‘oh, come on, don't give me that line’

SYNONYMS
patter, story, pitch, piece of fiction, fabrication
informal spiel

14lines‘he couldn't seem to remember his lines’

SYNONYMS
words, role, part, script, speech, dialogue

15‘there are no jobs nowadays in my line’

SYNONYMS
line of work, line of business, business, field, trade, occupation, employment, profession, work, job, day job, calling, vocation, career, pursuit, activity, walk of life
specialty, forte, province, department, sphere, area, area of expertise, domain, realm
métier
British line of country
informal game, thing, bag, pigeon, racket

16‘he's introduced his own line of cologne’

SYNONYMS
brand, kind, sort, type, variety, make, label, trade name, trademark, registered trademark

17‘a man from a noble line claiming royal descent’

SYNONYMS
ancestry, family, parentage, birth, descent, lineage, extraction, derivation, heritage, genealogy, roots, house, dynasty, origin, background
stock, strain, race, bloodline, blood, breeding, pedigree, succession

18‘the opening line of Wilfred Owen's ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’’

SYNONYMS
sentence, phrase, group of words, prosodic unit, construction, clause, utterance
passage, extract, quotation, quote, citation, section, piece, part, snippet, sound bite, fragment, portion

19‘perhaps I should drop Ralph a line’

SYNONYMS
note, letter, card, postcard, message, bulletin, communication, epistle, missive, memorandum, dispatch, report
correspondence, word
informal memo

verb

1‘her face was lined with age’

SYNONYMS
furrow, wrinkle, crease, mark with lines, cover with lines, crinkle, pucker, corrugate

2‘the driveway was lined by poplars’

SYNONYMS
border, edge, fringe, bound, skirt, hem, rim

Synonyms of line in English

: line1line2

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See definition of line

verb

1‘a cardboard box lined with a blanket’

SYNONYMS
cover, put a lining in, back, put a backing on, interline, face, panel, inlay, reinforce, encase
paper, decorate
stuff, fill, pack, pad
archaic ceil

Phrases

    in line for

    ‘he was now in line for promotion’


    SYNONYMS
    a candidate for, in the running for, on the shortlist for, shortlisted for, being considered for, under consideration for, next in succession for, likely to receive, up for, ready for
    draw the line at

    ‘I draw the line at the fish-hook method on humanitarian grounds’


    SYNONYMS
    stop short of, refuse to accept, draw a line in the sand, balk at
    object to, take issue with, take exception to
    informal put one's foot down about
    ANTONYMS

    approve of

    lay it on the line

    ‘soon, I'm going to have to lay it on the line, tell them what really has been happening’


    SYNONYMS
    speak frankly, be direct, speak honestly, pull no punches, be blunt, not mince one's words, call a spade a spade
    informal give it to someone straight, tell it like it is
    ANTONYMS

    equivocate, shilly-shally

    on the line

    ‘we should protect police officers whose lives are on the line’


    SYNONYMS
    at risk, in danger, endangered, imperilled
    in line

    1‘the poor still had to stand in line for food stamps’


    SYNONYMS
    in a row, in a column, in a file
    British in a queue

    2‘the adverts are in line with the editorial style of the magazines’


    SYNONYMS
    in agreement, in accord, in accordance, in harmony, in step, in conformity
    in compliance, in obedience
    ANTONYMS

    different, out of step

    3‘hold the front sight directly in line with the bullseye’


    SYNONYMS
    in alignment, aligned, level, balanced, at the same height, straight
    plumb, true
    abreast, side by side

    4‘the referee seemed determined to keep him in line’


    SYNONYMS
    under control, in order, in check, obedient, conforming with the rules
    line up

    ‘we entered the building and lined up’


    SYNONYMS
    form lines, get into columns, get into rows, file, group together, fall in, straighten up
    British form a queue, queue up
    North American form a line
    dress
    British informal form a crocodile
    line someone or something up

    1‘they lined them up and shot them’


    SYNONYMS
    arrange in a line, arrange in lines, put in rows, arrange in columns
    group, marshal, align, range, straighten up, arrange, array, dispose
    dress

    2‘we've lined up an all-star cast’


    SYNONYMS
    assemble, get together, organize, prepare, arrange, lay on
    get, obtain, procure, secure, produce, come up with, fix up, prearrange
    book, schedule, timetable
    toe the line

    ‘sooner or later a boy has to learn to toe the line’


    SYNONYMS
    conform, obey the rules, comply with the rules, observe the rules, abide by the rules, adhere to the rules, act in accordance with the rules, follow the rules, keep to the rules, stick to the rules
    submit, yield
    informal play it by the book, play by the rules, keep in step
    ANTONYMS

    misbehave

    ‘the medical community needs to toe the line on informed consent’


    SYNONYMS
    conform, follow convention, be conventional, follow tradition, follow custom, fit in, adapt, adjust, follow the crowd, run with the pack, swim with the stream
    comply, acquiesce, do what one is told, toe the line, obey the rules, comply with the rules, observe the rules, abide by the rules, adhere to the rules, act in accordance with the rules, follow the rules, keep to the rules, stick to the rules
    submit, yield
    informal play by the rules, keep in step, go with the flow
    ANTONYMS

    rebel

    line one's pockets

    ‘he had lined his pockets with campaign funds’


    SYNONYMS
    make money
    accept bribes
    embezzle money, siphon off money
    informal feather one's nest, graft, be on the make, be on the take