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lines (plural)
  1. Plural of line
  2. In the context of "fortifications|plural": Dispositions made to cover extended positions, and presenting a front in but one direction to an enemy.
  3. In the context of "shipbuilding|plural": Form of a vessel as shown by the outlines of vertical, horizontal, and oblique sections.
  4. In the context of "US|plural": The reins with which a horse is guided by his driver.


  1. third-person singular of line

Extensive Definition

Line or lines may refer to:


In science and technology

In transport

In business

In the military

  • Line (formation), a standard tactical formation of forces
    • Line infantry, a line formation of infantrymen who were part of the "Line Regiments"
  • Line of battle, in naval warfare, a line of warships, hence "ship of the line"

In sport

In the arts

The abbreviation LINE

See also

lines in Catalan: Línia
lines in German: Linie
lines in French: Ligne
lines in Icelandic: Lína
lines in Hebrew: קו
lines in Dutch: Lijn
lines in Dutch Low Saxon: Liende
lines in Japanese: ライン
lines in Polish: Linia
lines in Portuguese: Linha
lines in Russian: Линия
lines in Simple English: Line (disambiguation)
lines in Ukrainian: Лінія (значення)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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