Synonyms of line in English

: line1line2

line1


See definition of line

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’

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

4‘he headed the ball over the line’

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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, 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

informal line of country, 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

line2


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

    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, baulk at

      object to, take issue with, take exception to

      informal

      put one's foot down about

      ANTONYMS

      approve of

    in line

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

      SYNONYMS

      in a queue, in a row, in a column, in a file

      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

    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

    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

    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, 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 up

      ‘we entered the building and lined up’

      SYNONYMS

      form a queue, form a line, form lines, get into columns, get into rows, file, queue up, group together, fall in, straighten up

      dress

      British informal

      form a crocodile

    line someone/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

    line one's pockets

      ‘he had lined his pockets with campaign funds’

      SYNONYMS

      make money

      accept bribes

      embezzle money, siphon off money

      feather one's nest, graft, be on the make, be on the take