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  • Lane (noun)

    A road, street, or similar thoroughfare

  • Lane (noun)

    A narrow passageway between fences, walls, hedges or trees

  • Lane (noun)

    A narrow road, as in the country. A country lane

  • Lane (noun)

    A lengthwise division of roadway intended for a single line of vehicles

  • Lane (noun)

    A similar division of a racetrack to keep runners apart

  • Lane (noun)

    A course designated for ships or aircraft

  • Lane (noun)

    An empty space in the tableau, formed by the removal of an entire row of cards.

  • Lane (noun)

    Any of the parallel slots in which values can be stored in a SIMD architecture.

  • Line (noun)

    A path through two or more points (compare ‘segment’); a continuous mark, including as made by a pen; any path, curved or straight.

    "The arrow descended in a curved line."

  • Line (noun)

    An infinitely extending one-dimensional figure that has no curvature; one that has length but not breadth or thickness.

  • Line (noun)

    A line segment; a continuous finite segment of such a figure.

  • Line (noun)

    An edge of a graph.

  • Line (noun)

    A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.

  • Line (noun)

    The equator.

  • Line (noun)

    One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.

  • Line (noun)

    The horizontal path of a ball towards the batsman (see also length).

  • Line (noun)

    A rope, cord, string, or thread, of any thickness.

  • Line (noun)

    A hose or pipe, of any size.

    "a brake line, the main water line to the house,"

  • Line (noun)

    Direction, path.

    "the line of sight;"

    "the line of vision"

  • Line (noun)

    The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, a telephone or internet cable between two points: a telephone or network connection.

    "I tried to make a call, but the line was dead."

    "a dedicated line;"

    "a shared line"

    "Please speak up, the line is very faint."

  • Line (noun)

    A clothesline.

  • Line (noun)

    A letter, a written form of communication.

    "Drop me a line."

  • Line (noun)

    A connected series of public conveyances, as a roadbed or railway track; and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.

    "a line of stages;"

    "an express line"

  • Line (noun)

    A trench or rampart, or the non-physical demarcation of the extent of the territory occupied by specified forces.

  • Line (noun)

    The exterior limit of a figure or territory: a boundary, contour, or outline; a demarcation.

  • Line (noun)

    A long tape or ribbon marked with units for measuring; a tape measure.

  • Line (noun)

    A measuring line or cord.

  • Line (noun)

    That which was measured by a line, such as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.

  • Line (noun)

    A threadlike crease or wrinkle marking the face, hand, or body; hence, a characteristic mark.

  • Line (noun)

    Lineament; feature; figure (of one's body).

  • Line (noun)

    A more-or-less dealt with, or arranged abreast of one another in a row (and contrasted with a column), as in a military formation. from mid-16thc.

    "The line forms on the right."

    "There is a line of houses."

  • Line (noun)

    The regular infantry of an army, as distinguished from militia, guards, volunteer corps, cavalry, artillery{{,}} etc.

  • Line (noun)

    A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; compare lineage.

  • Line (noun)

    A small amount of text. Specifically:

  • Line (noun)

    The goal line.

  • Line (noun)

    A written or printed row of letters, words, numbers{{,}} or other text, especially a row of words extending across a page or column, or a blank in place of such text.

    "The answer to the comprehension question can be found in the third line of the accompanying text."

  • Line (noun)

    A verse (in poetry).

  • Line (noun)

    A sentence of dialogue, especially from the later 19thc. in a play, movie{{,}} or the like.

    "He was perfecting his pickup lines for use at the bar."

    ""It is what it is" was one his more annoying lines."

  • Line (noun)

    Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity. from earlier 17thc.

  • Line (noun)

    The official, stated position (or set of positions) of an individual or group, particularly a political or religious faction. from later 19thc.

    "Remember, your answers must match the party line."

  • Line (noun)

    A set of products or services sold by a business, or by extension, the business itself. from earlier 19thc.

    "line of business, product line"

    "How many buses does the line have?"

    "The airline is in danger of bankruptcy."

  • Line (noun)

    A number of shares taken by a jobber.

  • Line (noun)

    A measure of length:

  • Line (noun)

    A lie or exaggeration, especially one told to gain another's approval or prevent losing it.

    "Don't feed me a line!"

  • Line (noun)

    A tsarist-era Russian unit of measure, approximately equal to one tenth of an English inch, used especially when measuring the calibre of firearms.

  • Line (noun)

    One twelfth of an inch.

  • Line (noun)

    A maxwell, a unit of magnetic flux.

  • Line (noun)

    The batter’s box.

  • Line (noun)

    The position in which the fencers hold their swords.

  • Line (noun)

    Proper relative position or adjustment (of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working).

    "the engine is in line / out of line"

  • Line (noun)

    A small portion or serving (of a powdery illegal drug).

  • Line (noun)

    Instruction; doctrine.

  • Line (noun)

    Population of cells derived from a single cell and containing the same genetic makeup.

  • Line (noun)

    (perfusion line) a set composed of a spike, a drip chamber, a clamp, a Y-injection site, a three-way stopcock and a catheter.

  • Line (noun)

    A group of forwards that play together.

  • Line (noun)

    A vascular catheter.

    "patient had a line inserted"

    "line' sepsis"

  • Line (noun)

    Flax; linen, particularly the longer fiber of flax.

  • Line (verb)

    To place (objects) into a line (usually used with "up"); to form into a line; to align.

    "to line troops"

    "some more, please"

  • Line (verb)

    To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding; to fortify.

    "to line works with soldiers"

  • Line (verb)

    To form a line along.

  • Line (verb)

    To mark with a line or lines, to cover with lines.

    "to line a copy book"

  • Line (verb)

    To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.

  • Line (verb)

    To read or repeat line by line.

    "to line out a hymn"

  • Line (verb)

    To form or enter into a line.

  • Line (verb)

    To hit a line drive; to hit a line drive which is caught for an out. Compare fly and ground.

    "Jones lined to left in his last at-bat."

  • Line (verb)

    To track (wild bees) to their nest by following their line of flight.

  • Line (verb)

    To cover the inner surface of (something), originally especially with linen.

    "The bird lines its nest with soft grass."

    "to line a cloak with silk or fur"

    "to line a box with paper or tin"

    "paintings lined the walls of the cavernous dining room"

  • Line (verb)

    To reinforce (the back of a book) with glue and glued scrap material such as fabric or paper.

  • Line (verb)

    To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money.

    "to line the shelves"

  • Line (verb)

    to copulate with, to impregnate.

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  • Lane (adjective)

    Alone.

  • Lane (noun)

    A passageway between fences or hedges which is not traveled as a highroad; an alley between buildings; a narrow way among trees, rocks, and other natural obstructions; hence, in a general sense, a narrow passageway; as, a lane between lines of men, or through a field of ice.

  • Line (noun)

    Flax; linen.

  • Line (noun)

    The longer and finer fiber of flax.

  • Line (noun)

    A linen thread or string; a slender, strong cord; also, a cord of any thickness; a rope; a hawser; as, a fishing line; a line for snaring birds; a clothesline; a towline.

  • Line (noun)

    A more or less threadlike mark of pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark; as, a chalk line.

  • Line (noun)

    The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route; as, the arrow descended in a curved line; the place is remote from lines of travel.

  • Line (noun)

    Direction; as, the line of sight or vision.

  • Line (noun)

    A row of letters, words, etc., written or printed; esp., a row of words extending across a page or column.

  • Line (noun)

    A short letter; a note; as, a line from a friend.

  • Line (noun)

    A verse, or the words which form a certain number of feet, according to the measure.

  • Line (noun)

    Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.

  • Line (noun)

    That which has length, but not breadth or thickness.

  • Line (noun)

    The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline.

  • Line (noun)

    A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.

  • Line (noun)

    Lineament; feature; figure.

  • Line (noun)

    A straight row; a continued series or rank; as, a line of houses, or of soldiers; a line of barriers.

  • Line (noun)

    A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; as, the ascending or descending line; the line of descent; the male line; a line of kings.

  • Line (noun)

    A connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.; as, a line of stages; an express line.

  • Line (noun)

    A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.

  • Line (noun)

    A long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline.

  • Line (noun)

    A measuring line or cord.

  • Line (noun)

    That which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.

  • Line (noun)

    The proper relative position or adjustment of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working; as, the engine is in line or out of line.

  • Line (noun)

    Instruction; doctrine.

  • Line (noun)

    The track and roadbed of a railway; railroad.

  • Line (noun)

    A row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart; - opposed to column.

  • Line (noun)

    A trench or rampart.

  • Line (noun)

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

  • Line (noun)

    One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.

  • Line (noun)

    A number of shares taken by a jobber.

  • Line (noun)

    A series of various qualities and values of the same general class of articles; as, a full line of hosiery; a line of merinos, etc.

  • Line (noun)

    The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, or the whole of a system of telegraph wires under one management and name.

  • Line (noun)

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

  • Line (noun)

    A measure of length; one twelfth of an inch.

  • Line

    To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin.

  • Line

    To put something in the inside of; to fill; to supply, as a purse with money.

  • Line

    To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding anything; to fortify; as, to line works with soldiers.

  • Line

    To impregnate; - applied to brute animals.

  • Line

    To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book.

  • Line

    To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.

  • Line

    To read or repeat line by line; as, to line out a hymn.

  • Line

    To form into a line; to align; as, to line troops.

Webster Dictionary
  • Lane (noun)

    a narrow way or road

  • Lane (noun)

    a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic

  • Line (noun)

    a formation of people or things one beside another;

    "the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed"

    "they were arrayed in line of battle"

    "the cast stood in line for the curtain call"

  • Line (noun)

    a mark that is long relative to its width;

    "He drew a line on the chart"

    "The substance produced characteristic lines on the spectroscope"

  • Line (noun)

    a formation of people or things one behind another;

    "the line stretched clear around the corner"

    "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"

  • Line (noun)

    a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point

  • Line (noun)

    text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen;

    "the letter consisted of three short lines"

    "there are six lines in every stanza"

  • Line (noun)

    a single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum

  • Line (noun)

    a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops);

    "they attacked the enemy's line"

  • Line (noun)

    the methodical process of logical reasoning;

    "I can't follow your line of reasoning"

  • Line (noun)

    a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power

  • Line (noun)

    a connected series of events or actions or developments;

    "the government took a firm course"

    "historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"

  • Line (noun)

    a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

  • Line (noun)

    a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface;

    "his face has many lines"

    "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

  • Line (noun)

    a pipe used to transport liquids or gases;

    "a pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport"

  • Line (noun)

    the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

  • Line (noun)

    a telephone connection

  • Line (noun)

    acting in conformity;

    "in line with"

    "he got out of line"

    "toe the line"

  • Line (noun)

    the descendants of one individual;

    "his entire lineage has been warriors"

  • Line (noun)

    something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible;

    "a washing line"

  • Line (noun)

    the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;

    "he's not in my line of business"

  • Line (noun)

    in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area

  • Line (noun)

    (often plural) a means of communication or access;

    "it must go through official channels"

    "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

  • Line (noun)

    a particular kind of product or merchandise;

    "a nice line of shoes"

  • Line (noun)

    a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

  • Line (noun)

    space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising

  • Line (noun)

    the maximum credit that a customer is allowed

  • Line (noun)

    a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;

    "she was humming an air from Beethoven"

  • Line (noun)

    a short personal letter;

    "drop me a line when you get there"

  • Line (noun)

    a conceptual separation or demarcation;

    "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"

  • Line (noun)

    mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it

  • Line (verb)

    be in line with; form a line along;

    "trees line the riverbank"

  • Line (verb)

    cover the interior of (garments);

    "line the gloves"

  • Line (verb)

    make a mark or lines on a surface;

    "draw a line"

    "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

  • Line (verb)

    mark with lines;

    "sorrow had lined his face"

  • Line (verb)

    fill plentifully;

    "line one's pockets"

  • Line (verb)

    reinforce with fabric;

    "lined books are more enduring"

Princeton's WordNet

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