Definition of reline in English:



  • 1 Replace the lining of.

    ‘the heavily brocaded drapes that she had relined’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The work will involve cleaning, relining or replacing mains in Bedale, Masham and surrounding villages including Kirklington, Snape, West Tanfield, Pickhill and Patrick Brompton.’
    • ‘Management insisted, ‘one or two improvements in the coming years’ would be sufficient to keep the furnace going until 2005, when it would be relined.’
    • ‘The shot-out barrel had been relined, the liner carefully and tightly fit prior to being glassed into place.’
    • ‘‘He picked up the third largest North American producer for little more than what it costs to reline a blast furnace,’ says Plummer.’
    • ‘The work, to renew and reline water and sewerage pipes, will continue for the next five years and is an overhaul of the clean and waste water pipes system.’
    • ‘Some will be relined from the inside for more efficient performance and to reduce the need to dig up streets.’
    • ‘Benneman repolished the veneers, restored the silvered containers for writing materials, repolished the marble top, relined the inside of the drop-front with green Morocco leather, restored the locks and provided a new key.’
    • ‘I have had the drapes relined and they are still in beautiful shape but the gold color is very outdated.’
    • ‘We anticipate the work will begin in the autumn and will involve cleaning, relining or renewing certain water mains in the area.’
    • ‘Some residents are in the process of getting them relined but the culvert is not the responsibility of Southern Water.’
    • ‘It said the work to reline or clean the pipes would inevitably have an impact on the community.’
    • ‘‘We realised the pond had a leak in it and needed relining,’ Mr Adams said.’
    • ‘The factory, which relines used car tyres, is situated in Boralasgamuwa, a suburb of Colombo.’
    • ‘Leaking pipes can be relined with polyester resin fibre rather than replaced, a particularly attractive option if the pipes run under the building.’
    • ‘They were still feeding their fledged young, but in two more days the female had relined the nest and then immediately started laying a second clutch of eggs.’
    • ‘‘For the past few weeks we have been watching with renewed interest,’ he says, ‘because the parents are hanging around more and the male is relining the nest with soft, green leafy branches.’’
    1. 1.1Attach a new backing canvas to (a painting)
      • ‘Despite the damage, the painting is on its original stretcher, has not been relined and is probably in its original frame.’
      • ‘They can also be relined and frames repaired and regilded.’
      • ‘In the past, the established procedure involved relining a painting, but today, this is frowned on unless absolutely necessary.’
      • ‘The decision having been taken to clean and conserve the painting, it was removed from its frame and stretcher, rolled up, and transported to the conservation studios, where the old lining canvas was removed and the painting relined.’