Main definitions of liner in English

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liner1

noun

  • 1A large luxurious passenger ship of a type formerly used on a regular line.

    • ‘The only thing visible was the tall structure of lighthouses, and an ocean liner floating across the horizon.’
    • ‘About 150 of the 1,500 people who died when the ocean liner sank off Newfoundland after hitting an iceberg were buried in Halifax, and 43 never were identified.’
    • ‘She gazes out over a crystal-blue vista from the deck of a luxury ocean liner.’
    • ‘I have always been a huge fan of retro culture and am looking forward to a trip on an actual ocean liner rather than a cruise ship.’
    • ‘Her 10-year-old son kept pestering every crew member he encountered, begging for a chance to drive the massive ocean liner.’
    • ‘In one scene, for instance, the woman and her dog are following behind a large ocean liner in their paddleboat.’
    • ‘I can also remember wailing my head off as my mum tries to calm me down whilst going aboard an ocean liner to see my grandparents off on a cruise.’
    • ‘Although it was an ocean liner, the ship also had a cargo of ammunition.’
    • ‘Inexplicably, the interiors of the submarine are as spacey as those of a luxurious ocean liner.’
    • ‘Five minutes later a new, keening note appears accompanied by an occasional clang like the hull of an ocean liner being hammered in dry-dock.’
    • ‘Designed to be an ocean liner, the 150,000-grt vessel is fracturing the mold of simply becoming just another gargantuan cruise ship.’
    • ‘Built as a great ocean liner, the Titanic's sister-ship was launched in 1914 and immediately entered military service as a hospital ship.’
    • ‘Joey survives the fall from the ocean liner and's able to stay afloat on a passing bale of pot until she's pulled to safety by Stranahan.’
    • ‘All making the event seem like a luxurious cruise on an ocean liner.’
    • ‘Despite having to get used to American spellings she quickly took to the game, and continued to play on board an ocean liner as she crossed the Pacific to visit more cousins in Australia.’
    • ‘Two of the city's best-known attractions are the Queen Mary, a historic ocean liner, and the world-class Aquarium of the Pacific.’
    • ‘In August 1939, with a single novel to his name, Gombrowicz was invited by the Polish government to sail on the maiden voyage of the ocean liner Boleslaw Chrobry.’
    • ‘I was on a Greek ocean liner, coming into the island of Mikonos.’
    • ‘The audience is first shown the titular ocean liner and its passengers and crew during its heyday.’
    • ‘The light-hearted show follows the fortunes of various people - including a romantic couple, escaped gangsters and a nightclub singer - on an ocean liner.’
    ship, ocean liner, passenger vessel, boat
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  • 2A fine paintbrush used for painting thin lines and for outlining.

    1. 2.1A cosmetic used for outlining or accentuating a facial feature, or a brush or pencil for applying this.
      • ‘I thought to myself in my mind as I carefully applied the eyes liner to my bottom eye lashes.’
      • ‘She hadn't really needed the liner to accentuate her dark lashes and brows, but Mabel, of all people, had insisted on it.’
      • ‘Summer means ditching eyeshadow, mascara and liner.’
      • ‘My pink lipgloss gleamed as my eye liner brought out my eyes.’
      • ‘On the beach, go for pencil eye liners rather than powdery eye products.’
      • ‘Define your eyes with pencil liner and enhance your mouth with a darker or brighter lipstick than usual.’
      • ‘Lipstick was added, with lip liner, and eye shadow was applied to the lids of her eyes, and underneath.’
      • ‘Don't use too much eye makeup, liner, mascara or sparkly shadow.’
      • ‘First, find a lip liner pencil in the same color or tone as your lipstick.’
      • ‘For evening, use the same shade as a liner to intensify the look: Dip a moistened liner brush into color, then apply close to lashes.’
      • ‘My mom's make-up looked half done, and she had a lip liner in hand.’
      • ‘The range of natural make-up includes mascara, lip liner, eye shadow and blusher, as well as cosmetic brushes.’
      • ‘Fill in lips with the liner, apply lipstick and voila!’
      • ‘I was covered with layers of foundation, concealer, eye liner, blush, mascara and a load of other stuff.’
      • ‘Some of the make-up artists gave me sympathetic looks but continued to apply black eye liner and mascara.’
      • ‘Larissa smiled and lightly applied the liner to her lower lids.’
      • ‘After gathering my belongings, I let my hair down and smoothed it out after applying a little liner and lip gloss.’
      • ‘If you're not absolutely sure about your own face shape, try using this quick and simple method, take an old lip liner or eye pencil and sit in front of a mirror.’
      • ‘She put on foundation, power, eye shadow, liner, and lipstick.’
      • ‘He took out a large cosmetic kit and went to work applying foundation, working the combination of shades, liner and mascara over her eyes, then finishing with a brush blush.’
  • 3A boat engaged in sea fishing with lines as opposed to nets.

  • 4A ferret held on a leash or line while rabbiting, used to help recover another ferret lost underground.

Pronunciation:

liner

/ˈlʌɪnə/

Main definitions of liner in English

: liner1liner2

liner2

noun

  • 1A lining in a device, container, or other object, especially a removable one.

    • ‘If the pond is located in sandy or gravelly soils or near fractured bedrock, seal the pond with an approved plastic liner or at least 6 inches of compact clay.’
    • ‘The devices are available in custom sizes and can be ordered with prescored liners that ease removal.’
    • ‘I already had roller covers, brushes, drop cloths (old table cloths), paint stir sticks, disposable paint tray liners, etc.’
    • ‘They have poppers or Velcro so you don't have to worry about pins, and they have removable paper liners that mean you can quickly and discreetly get rid of unpleasant lumps.’
    • ‘As well as disposable paint-tray liners to pour the necessary paint to do the job without the hassle of a can.’
    • ‘Those who do not want to handle the litter can use removable liners for these boxes.’
    • ‘Thus, the soil liner significantly losses its effectiveness as an impermeable barrier.’
    • ‘Determine whether the liner will be removable for laundering - a good idea for baskets holding food - or permanently attached to the basket sides.’
    • ‘If you don't want to attach the vinyl/plastic liner permanently to the shower curtain, use a double shower curtain rod.’
    • ‘Drop several extra trash liners inside each container before relining for a quick and easy way to remove future trash when it really starts to pile up.’
    • ‘Over short periods of time, Colton believes that the non-PVC liner will probably be an adequate barrier.’
    • ‘I've used inexpensive German ruck sacks with removable rubber liners for years, but I can't find them in the USA.’
    • ‘In arid climates, Zingaro recommends bentonite be applied beneath a plastic liner that is woven or textured on the bottom.’
    • ‘PVC liners fabricated by EPI are single-ply construction with Polyvinyl Chloride as the principle polymer.’
    • ‘Worse yet, the truck had a polyurethane bed liner.’
    1. 1.1The lining of a garment.
      • ‘A Gore-Tex liner and careful gusset design make them waterproof to a depth of about 8 inches.’
      • ‘It also has optional liners, hidden access panel for embroidery and more.’
      • ‘The pilot, who wore only the outer dry suit and not the required long underwear and liner, died of hypothermia.’
      • ‘The glove liner, which is donned first, has several layers.’
      • ‘Besides, a smooth mesh liner is almost standard in all new bathing suits.’
    2. 1.2A replaceable metal sleeve placed within the cylinder of an engine, forming a durable surface to withstand wear from the piston.
      • ‘The cylinders in the aluminum block have interference-fit cast iron liners; aluminum pistons with cracked-steel con rods ride in them.’
      • ‘Irreparable damage had been caused to the A7 rocker gear, cylinder head, cylinder liner, piston, connecting rod, big end bearing and the trombone.’
      • ‘However, a piston liner in the main engine failed during the voyage north.’
      • ‘There are cases in engine construction where steel has to work in conjunction with light alloys, such as cylinder-head bolts, valve seating, or cylinder liners in aero engines.’
      • ‘The company has developed a line of hydraulic hammers that feature a replaceable liner sleeve to protect the body from damage.’
      • ‘It has thinner bore walls, stronger bulkheads, and retains cast-in-place iron cylinder liners.’
      • ‘Four years were spent researching cylinder liner and piston materials that would match these varying requirements.’
      • ‘However, the motor's flanged cylinder liners help provide 94 mm cylinder bores, creating a full 5.0 liters of piston displacement.’
      • ‘Because the cylinder liners are pressed into the head on the SVC engine, the cylinders tilt along with the ‘monohead,’ eliminating the need for a head gasket or even head bolts.’
      • ‘The objective was to create an aluminum block that wouldn't require the cylinder liners or coatings that are typical of most aluminum blocks.’
      • ‘The engine block is produced with 319 - T5 aluminum and the deep-skirted casting has cast-iron cylinder liners.’
      • ‘It comes from some of the critical wear areas; for example, the liner of the piston area, the crankshaft, or the camshaft.’
      • ‘In addition to the new twin balancer shafts and two-stage oil pump, the block is open-decked and pressure diecast with cast-in cylinder liners.’
      • ‘The all-aluminum 5.6 liter engine features cast-iron cylinder liners, graphite-coated pistons, a microfinished forged-steel crankshaft, chain-driven dual overhead cams, and a structural aluminum oil pan.’
      • ‘The four-cylinder engine, which produces 155 hp at 5,600 rpm and 163 ft-lb. of torque at 4,000 rpm, has a cast-aluminum block with cast-iron cylinder liners.’

Pronunciation:

liner

/ˈlʌɪnə/