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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that draws or makes lines.
  • n. A large commercial ship or airplane, especially one carrying passengers on a regular route.
  • n. Baseball A line drive.
  • n. One that makes or puts in linings.
  • n. A lining.
  • n. Material used as a lining.
  • n. A woman's undergarment of dress length with shoulder straps; a slip.
  • n. A jacket for a phonograph record.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who fits a lining to something.
  • n. A removable cover or lining
  • n. The pamphlet which is contained inside an album of music or movie
  • n. A lining within the cylinder of a steam engine, in which the piston works and between which and the outer shell of the cylinder a space is left to form a steam jacket.
  • n. A slab on which small pieces of marble, tile, etc., are fastened for grinding.
  • n. A large passenger-carrying ship, especially one on a regular route; an ocean liner
  • n. a ship of the line
  • n. A line drive
  • n. Inside slang for a basic salesperson

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who lines, .
  • n. An airplane or ship belonging to a transportation company
  • n. A thin piece placed between two parts to hold or adjust them, fill a space, etc.; a shim.
  • n. A lining{2}.
  • n. A slab on which small pieces of marble, tile, etc., are fastened for grinding.
  • n. A ball which, when struck, flies through the air in a nearly straight line not far from the ground; also called line drive.
  • n. A protective envelope for a phonograph record or other object.
  • n. A lining.
  • n. Same as eyeliner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person employed in drawing or painting lines, as in decorative art.
  • n. A ship of the line; a man-of-war.
  • n. A vessel regularly plying to and from certain ports; especially, a vessel belonging to one of the regular steamship lines: as, a Liverpool and New York liner.
  • n. In base-ball, a ball knocked or thrown with much force nearly parallel to the ground: as, he struck a liner to second base.
  • n. A ball, marble, or the like that strikes or remains on some certain line of demarcation used in a game.
  • n. One who or that which lines. Specifically
  • n. A vessel of smooth material fit for holding liquids, etc., fitting within an ornamental exterior and made movable for facility of emptying, cleansing, etc.
  • n. In machinery, a thin plate of metal, paper, leatheroid, etc., placed under some movable and adjustable part—a gib for example—to set up the part toward its bearing after it has been worn away as much as the thickness of the plate.
  • n. In marble-working, a long slab of marble to which the backs of small marble tiles, etc., are secured by plaster while being polished.
  • n. A fine-pointed red sable brush, with a metal ferrule and wooden handle.
  • n. A vessel engaged in line-fishing at sea.
  • n. One who writes items for the press, which are paid for by the line; a penny-a-liner.
  • n. A picture hung ‘on the line,’ at an exhibition.
  • n. In law, one whose legal domicile must be determined by some specific legislative or judicial act, by reason of the fact that his place of residence is situated upon a boundary line between different jurisdictions.
  • n. In machinery:
  • n. A cylinder or vessel placed inside another cylinder or vessel as a lining: frequently used in engines or pumps to protect the main cylinder from wear and injury and to facilitate making repairs.
  • n. In iron ship-building, a piece of plate used to fill up a narrow space between a plate and a bar or in the seam of two plates so that they can be riveted solidly together in places where, owing to the arrangement of the parts, the adjoining surfaces cannot bo brought into close contact.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter
  • n. a protective covering that protects an inside surface
  • n. a large commercial ship (especially one that carries passengers on a regular schedule)
  • n. a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment

Etymologies

From line (verb). (Wiktionary)
From line (noun). (Wiktionary)

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