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lindia | lindiform | lindsay | lindy | lindy hop | line | line backer | line block | line coach | line double | line drawing

line

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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33 in 31 verses (in OT : 31 in 29 verses) (in NT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

linen. [OE. lin. See Linen.].
  •  Flax; linen.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The longer and finer fiber of flax.  [1913 Webster]
linev. t. [See Line flax.].
  •  To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin.  [1913 Webster]
    "The inside lined with rich carnation silk."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To put something in the inside of; to fill; to supply, as a purse with money.  [1913 Webster]
    "The charge amounteth very high for any one man's purse, except lined beyond ordinary, to reach unto."  [1913 Webster]
    "Till coffee has her stomach lined."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding anything; to fortify; as, to line works with soldiers.  [1913 Webster]
    "Line and new repair our towns of war
    With men of courage and with means defendant.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To impregnate; -- applied to brute animals.  Creech.  [1913 Webster]
Lined gold, gold foil having a lining of another metal.
linen. [OE. line, AS. līne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See Linen.].
  •  A linen thread or string; a slender, strong cord; also, a cord of any thickness; a rope; a hawser; as, a fishing line; a line for snaring birds; a clothesline; a towline.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who so layeth lines for to latch fowls."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A more or less threadlike mark of pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark; as, a chalk line.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The course followed by anything in motion; hence, a road or route; as, the arrow descended in a curved line; the place is remote from lines of travel.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Direction; as, the line of sight or vision.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A row of letters, words, etc., written or printed; esp., a row of words extending across a page or column.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A short letter; a note; as, a line from a friend.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A verse, or the words which form a certain number of feet, according to the measure.  [1913 Webster]
    "In the preceding line Ulysses speaks of Nausicaa."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.  [1913 Webster]
    "He is uncommonly powerful in his own line, but it is not the line of a first-rate man."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which has length, but not breadth or thickness.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline.  [1913 Webster]
    "Eden stretched her line
    From Auran eastward to the royal towers
    Of great Seleucia.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.  [1913 Webster]
    "Though on his brow were graven lines austere."  [1913 Webster]
    "He tipples palmistry, and dines
    On all her fortune-telling lines.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Lineament; feature; figure.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A straight row; a continued series or rank; as, a line of houses, or of soldiers; a line of barriers.  [1913 Webster]
    "Unite thy forces and attack their lines."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; as, the ascending or descending line; the line of descent; the male line; a line of kings.  [1913 Webster]
    "Of his lineage am I, and his offspring
    By very line, as of the stock real.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.; as, a line of stages; an express line.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A measuring line or cord.  [1913 Webster]
    "He marketh it out with a line."
    "The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage."
    "Their line is gone out through all the earth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The proper relative position or adjustment of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working; as, the engine is in line or out of line.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The track and roadbed of a railway; railroad.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart; -- opposed to column.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A trench or rampart.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Form of a vessel as shown by the outlines of vertical, horizontal, and oblique sections.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A number of shares taken by a jobber.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A series of various qualities and values of the same general class of articles; as, a full line of hosiery; a line of merinos, etc.  McElrath.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, or the whole of a system of telegraph wires under one management and name.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The reins with which a horse is guided by his driver.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A measure of length; one twelfth of an inch.  [1913 Webster]
Hard lines, hard lot. C. Kingsley. [See Def. 18.] -- Line breeding (Stockbreeding), breeding by a certain family line of descent, especially in the selection of the dam or mother. -- Line conch (Zoöl.), a spiral marine shell (Fasciolaria distans), of Florida and the West Indies. It is marked by narrow, dark, revolving lines. -- Line engraving. (a) Engraving in which the effects are produced by lines of different width and closeness, cut with the burin upon copper or similar material; also, a plate so engraved. (b) A picture produced by printing from such an engraving. -- Line of battle. (a) (Mil. Tactics) The position of troops drawn up in their usual order without any determined maneuver. (b) (Naval) The line or arrangement formed by vessels of war in an engagement. -- Line of battle ship. See Ship of the line, below. -- Line of beauty (Fine Arts),an abstract line supposed to be beautiful in itself and absolutely; -- differently represented by different authors, often as a kind of elongated S (like the one drawn by Hogarth). -- Line of centers. (Mach.) (a) A line joining two centers, or fulcra, as of wheels or levers. (b) A line which determines a dead center. See Dead center, under Dead. -- Line of dip (Geol.), a line in the plane of a stratum, or part of a stratum, perpendicular to its intersection with a horizontal plane; the line of greatest inclination of a stratum to the horizon. -- Line of fire (Mil.), the direction of fire. -- Line of force (Physics), any line in a space in which forces are acting, so drawn that at every point of the line its tangent is the direction of the resultant of all the forces. It cuts at right angles every equipotential surface which it meets. Specifically (Magnetism), a line in proximity to a magnet so drawn that any point in it is tangential with the direction of a short compass needle held at that point. Faraday. -- Line of life (Palmistry), a line on the inside of the hand, curving about the base of the thumb, supposed to indicate, by its form or position, the length of a person's life. -- Line of lines. See Gunter's line. -- Line of march. (Mil.) (a) Arrangement of troops for marching. (b) Course or direction taken by an army or body of troops in marching. -- Line of operations, that portion of a theater of war which an army passes over in attaining its object. H. W. Halleck. -- Line of sight (Firearms), the line which passes through the front and rear sight, at any elevation, when they are sighted at an object. -- Line tub (Naut.), a tub in which the line carried by a whaleboat is coiled. -- Mason and Dixon's line, Mason-Dixon line, the boundary line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, as run before the Revolution (1764-1767) by two English astronomers named Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. In an extended sense, the line between the free and the slave States; as, below the Mason-Dixon line, i.e. in the South. -- On the line, (a) on a level with the eye of the spectator; -- said of a picture, as hung in an exhibition of pictures. (b) at risk (dependent upon success) in a contest or enterprise; as, the survival of the company is on the line in this project. -- Right line, a straight line; the shortest line that can be drawn between two points. -- Ship of the line, formerly, a ship of war large enough to have a place in the line of battle; a vessel superior to a frigate; usually, a seventy-four, or three-decker; -- called also line of battle ship or battleship. Totten. -- To cross the line, to cross the equator, as a vessel at sea. -- To give a person line, to allow him more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line. -- Water line (Shipbuilding), the outline of a horizontal section of a vessel, as when floating in the water.
linev. t. 
  •  To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book.  [1913 Webster]
    "He had a healthy color in his cheeks, and his face, though lined, bore few traces of anxiety."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To read or repeat line by line; as, to line out a hymn.  [1913 Webster]
    "This custom of reading or lining, or, as it was frequently called “deaconing” the hymn or psalm in the churches, was brought about partly from necessity."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To form into a line; to align; as, to line troops.  [1913 Webster]
To line bees, to track wild bees to their nest by following their line of flight. -- To line up (Mach.), to put in alignment; to put in correct adjustment for smooth running. See 3d Line, 19.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

line, n. & v.
--n.
1 a continuous mark or band made on a surface (drew a line).
2 use of lines in art, esp. draughtsmanship or engraving (boldness of line).
3 a thing resembling such a mark esp. a furrow or wrinkle.
4 Mus. a each of (usu. five) horizontal marks forming a stave in musical notation. b a sequence of notes or tones forming an instrumental or vocal melody.
5 a a straight or curved continuous extent of length without breadth. b the track of a moving point.
6 a a contour or outline, esp. as a feature of design (admired the sculpture's clean lines; this year's line is full at the back; the ship's lines). b a facial feature (the cruel line of his mouth).
7 a (on a map or graph) a curve connecting all points having a specified common property. b (the Line) the Equator.
8 a a limit or boundary. b a mark limiting the area of play, the starting or finishing point in a race, etc. c the boundary between a credit and a debit in an account.
9 a a row of persons or things. b a direction as indicated by them (line of march). c US a queue.
10 a a row of printed or written words. b a portion of verse written in one line.
11 (in pl.) a a piece of poetry. b the words of an actor's part. c a specified amount of text etc. to be written out as a school punishment.
12 a short letter or note (drop me a line).
13 (in pl.) = marriage lines.
14 a length of cord, rope, wire, etc., usu. serving a specified purpose, esp. a fishing-line or clothes-line.
15 a a wire or cable for a telephone or telegraph. b a connection by means of this (am trying to get a line).
16 a a single track of a railway. b one branch or route of a railway system, or the whole system under one management.
17 a a regular succession of buses, ships, aircraft, etc., plying between certain places. b a company conducting this (shipping line).
18 a connected series of persons following one another in time (esp. several generations of a family); stock, succession (a long line of craftsmen; next in line to the throne).
19 a a course or manner of procedure, conduct, thought, etc. (did it along these lines; don't take that line with me). b policy (the party line). c conformity (bring them into line).
20 a direction, course, or channel (lines of communication).
21 a department of activity; a province; a branch of business (not in my line).
22 a class of commercial goods (a new line in hats).
23 colloq. a false or exaggerated account or story; a dishonest approach (gave me a line about missing the bus).
24 a a connected series of military fieldworks, defences, etc. (behind enemy lines). b an arrangement of soldiers or ships side by side; a line of battle (ship of the line). c (prec. by the) regular army regiments (not auxiliary forces or Guards).
25 each of the very narrow horizontal sections forming a television picture.
26 a narrow range of the spectrum that is noticeably brighter or darker than the adjacent parts.
27 the level of the base of most letters in printing and writing.
28 (as a measure) one twelfth of an inch.
--v.
1 tr. mark with lines.
2 tr. cover with lines (a face lined with pain).
3 tr. & intr. position or stand at intervals along (crowds lined the route).

Idiom
all along the line at every point. bring into line make conform. come into line conform. end of the line the point at which further effort is unproductive or one can go no further. get a line on colloq. learn something about. in line for likely to receive. in the line of in the course of (esp. duty). in (or out of) line with in (or not in) accordance with. lay (or put) it on the line speak frankly. line-drawing a drawing in which images are produced from variations of lines. line of fire the expected path of gunfire, a missile, etc. line of force Physics an imaginary line which represents the strength and direction of a magnetic, gravitational, or electric field at any point. line of march the route taken in marching. line of vision the straight line along which an observer looks. line-out (in Rugby Football) parallel lines of opposing forwards at right angles to the touchline for the throwing in of the ball. line printer a machine that prints output from a computer a line at a time rather than character by character. line up
1 arrange or be arranged in a line or lines.
2 have ready; organize (had a job lined up).
line-up n.
1 a line of people for inspection.
2 an arrangement of persons in a team or nations etc. in an alliance.
on the line
1 at risk (put my reputation on the line).
2 speaking on the telephone.
3 (of a picture in an exhibition) hung with its centre about level with the spectator's eye. out of line not in alignment; discordant.
line, v.tr.
1 a cover the inside surface of (a garment, box, etc.) with a layer of usu. different material. b serve as a lining for.
2 cover as if with a lining (shelves lined with books).
3 colloq. fill, esp. plentifully.

Idiom
line one's pocket (or purse) make money, usu. by corrupt means.
Etymology
ME f. obs. line flax, with ref. to the use of linen for linings

THESAURUS

line

DMZ, Indian file, L, MO, Spenserian stanza, WATS, WATS line, Zeitgeist, abut, accommodation, accompaniment, accord, accordance, aceldama, acknowledgment, acquiescence, acquire, action, activity, adaptation, adaption, adjoin, adjustment, advance guard, affiliation, aftermath, agreement, aim, air, air lane, airhead, algorithm, align, aligned, allocate, allot, alto, anagnorisis, ancestry, angle, animal kingdom, answer, antistrophe, apparentation, apportion, approach, architectonics, architecture, area, argosy, argument, aria, arrange, arrange for, arrangement, array, art, articulation, assemble, assortment, atmosphere, attack, autarky, autolithograph, avant-garde, azimuth, background, bag, balance, band, bank, bar, bar line, baritone, bass, basso continuo, basso ostinato, bassus, battle line, battle site, battlefield, battleground, be a printmaker, beachhead, bearing, beat, befringe, belt, bent, billet, bimetallism, bind, birth, blarney, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, block in, block out, blood, bloodline, blotch, book, border, border line, borderline, bottoms, bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, brace, braid, brail, branch, brand, break boundary, breakoff point, breed, bridgehead, brief, brood, brushwork, burden, burr, business, business letter, butt, buzz, cable, cable railway, calling, canto, cantus, cantus figuratus, cantus planus, caravan, card, career, career building, careerism, carve, cast, catalog goods, catastrophe, catena, catenation, cavalcade, ceil, ceiling, chain, chain reaction, chaining, chalk, chalk out, chalk up, character, characterization, check, check off, chisel, chiseling, chit, chorus, cicatrize, circuit, circumscription, clan, class, clue, co-ax, coaxial cable, cog railway, collocate, color, column, combat area, combat zone, coming after, commodities, common ancestry, communicate, communication, compass, compliance, complication, compose, composition, con, concatenation, concentric cable, conclusion, condensation trail, confine, conformance, conformation other-direction, conformity, congruity, connection, consanguinity, consecution, consecutiveness, consequence, consistency, consumer goods, consumer items, continuation, continuity, continuo, continuum, contour, contract for, contrail, contralto, contrivance, conventionality, coordinate, cord, correspondence, cortege, couplet, course, cover, craft, crease, creed, cribble, crinkle, crocodile, cross-hatching, crosshatch, cup of tea, current, cut, cutoff, cutoff point, cycle, dapple, dash, data, deadline, deal, deal out, define, degree, delimit, delimitation, delineate, delineation, demarcate, demarcation, deme, demitint, denomination, denouement, derivation, descant, descendant, descent, description, design, designation, determinant, develop, development, device, diagonal, dig up, direct line, direction, direction line, discolor, dispatch, dispose, distaff side, distich, distribute, division line, dot, dotted line, draft, draftsmanship, dress parade, drift, drone, dynasty, echelon, economic self-sufficiency, edge, edging, effect, effects, el, electric railway, elevated, elevated railway, embankment, employ, employment, enchase, end, endless belt, endless round, enemy line, enframe, engage, engrave, engravement, engraving, envoi, episode, epistle, epode, etch, etching, extension, extraction, extremity, fable, face, falling action, family, farthest outpost, fashion, favor, feather, feeder, feeder line, female line, field, field of battle, field of blood, figuration, figure, figured bass, filament, file, filiation, fill, finish, firing line, first line, fix, fleck, fleet, flexibility, flight path, floor, flotilla, flyover, folk, following, forefront, form, form a line, formation, formulate, forte, frame, freckle, free enterprise, free trade, fringe, front, front line, front rank, front-runner, frontier, funeral, fur, furrow, game, gamut, gash, gem-engraving, genealogy, genre, gens, genus, get hold of, get in line, gimmick, glacial movement, glass-cutting, glyptic, goods, goods for sale, governmentalism, gradation, graft, grain, grave, graving, gravity-operated railway, groove, ground bass, grouping, guiding principles, guise, hachure, hairline, half tint, handicraft, harmony, hatch, hatching, hawser, heading, hedge, heir, helmsmanship, hem, heptastich, heritage, hexastich, high-water mark, hint, hire, horse railway, house, hum, ilk, impress, imprint, in a row, in accord, in agreement, in control, in harmony, in line, in step, incident, incise, incision, inclination, information, inlay, inscribe, inscript, inscription, interface, interline, inventory, itinerary, job, job lot, join, junction, keeping, kidney, killing ground, kin, kind, label, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, landing beach, lap, lay, lead, ledger line, letter, lie, lifework, ligament, ligation, ligature, light railroad, limen, limit, limitation, limiting factor, line of action, line of battle, line of business, line of demarcation, line of descent, line of direction, line of goods, line of march, line of work, line up, lineage, lineation, lined up, lines, lining, list, lithograph, load, local color, localism, logical sequence, long suit, lot, low-water mark, lower limit, mail-order goods, main current, main interest, main line, mainstream, make, make a mark, make prints, male line, malleability, managed currency, manner, manner of working, march, march past, marge, margin, marginate, mark, mark off, mark out, marking, marshal, matriclan, means, measure, melodia, melodic line, melody, merchandise, merchant fleet, merchant navy, message, mete, method, methodology, metier, metro, mission, missive, mode, mode of operation, mode of procedure, modus operandi, mold, monorail, monostich, monotone, mood, motif, motion, motorcade, mottle, movement, mule train, mystery, mythos, nation, nature, navigation, navy, neighbor, nexus, nick, noninterference, nonintervention, notch, note, nullification, number, obedience, oblique, observance, obtain, occupation, octastich, octave, octet, offerings, offspring, orbit, order, order of succession, ordinate, organize, orientation, orthodoxy, ottava rima, outguard, outline, outpost, pack, pack train, pad, painterliness, parade, parcel out, parentage, part, party line, party principle, passage, path, patriclan, pencil, pendulum, pentastich, people, pepper, periodicity, peripeteia, perspective, persuasion, pet subject, phratry, phyle, phylum, piloting, pioneer, piste, pitch, place, plain chant, plain song, plan, plan of action, planned economy, plant kingdom, platform, plenum, pliancy, plot, plumb, point, policy, polity, pomp, position, position paper, postcard, posteriority, posterity, postposition, powder train, practice, precursor, prepare, price supports, prick, prick song, primrose path, principles, print, private line, procedure, proceeding, process, procession, profession, profile, program, progression, prolongation, promenade, protection, protectionism, public policy, pump-priming, punch, punctuate, puncture, purfle, purl, pursuit, put in place, quarter, quatrain, queue, queue up, race, rack railway, rack-and-pinion railway, racket, rail, rail line, railhead, railroad, railway, rally, range, rank, ready, ready for, recognition, reconcilement, reconciliation, recurrence, refrain, regiment, reply, rescript, reticulation, review, rhyme royal, riddle, rim, rising action, road, roadbed, roadway, role, rope, rotation, rough in, rough out, round, route, routine, row, rule, run, sales pitch, scale, scar, scarify, scent, scheme, score, scoring, scotch, scout, scrape, scratch, scratching, script, sculpture, sea lane, seal, seam, seat of war, secondary plot, sectionalism, secure, seed, sell out, separatrix, sept, septet, sequel, sequence, series, sestet, set, set off, set out, set up, sextet, shading, shadow, shambles, shape, shipping, ships, shortcut, side, sideline, sides, sidetrack, siding, sign up, signs, silhouette, single file, sketch, skimmington, skirt, slant, slash, slashing, solidus, solo, solo part, song, song and dance, soprano, soprano part, sort, space, spear side, spearhead, specialism, speciality, specialization, specialty, species, speck, speckle, spectrum, speech, spiel, spindle side, splotch, spoor, spot, spun yarn, staff, stain, stamp, stanza, staples, start, starting line, starting point, stave, steerage, steering, stem, stigmatize, stipple, stippling, stirps, stock, stock-in-trade, story, straight, straighten, strain, strand, strategy, streak, streaking, stream, street railway, streetcar line, striate, striation, strictness, string, string out, strip, stripe, striping, stroke, strong point, strophe, structure, stuff, style, subject, subjunction, sublineation, subplot, subway, succession, successiveness, successor, suffixation, swath, swing, switch, switchback, sword side, syllable, system, tack, tactics, tailback, target date, tattoo, technicality, technique, telegraph cable, telegraph line, telephone, telephone line, tendency, tendon, tenor, tercet, term, terminal, terminal date, terminus, terza rima, tetrastich, the drill, the front, the general tendency, the how, the like of, the likes of, the main course, the way of, theater, theater of operations, theater of war, thematic development, theme, thing, thong, thorough bass, thread, threshold, tick, tick off, tier, time allotment, time spirit, tint, tone, tonnage, tool, tooling, topic, totem, touch, tour, trace, traces, track, trade, trail, train, traject, trajectory, trajet, tram, tramline, treatment, treble, trend, trestle, tribe, trim, triplet, tristich, trolley line, true, trunk, trunk line, tube, tune, turnout, twine, twist, type, type-cutting, uncover, under control, underground, underline, underlining, underscore, underscoring, undersong, uniformity, up for, upper limit, values, van, vanguard, vapor trail, variety, vendibles, verge, verse, virgule, vocation, voice part, wad, wainscot, wake, walk, walk of life, wares, way, weakness, whaling fleet, windrow, wire, wire line, wise, word, words, work, wrinkle, yarn, zone of communications

ROGET THESAURUS

line

Writing

N writing, chirography, stelography, cerography, penmanship, craftmanship, quill driving, typewriting, writing, manuscript, MS, literae scriptae, these presents, stroke of the pen, dash of the pen, coupe de plume, line, headline, pen and ink, letter, uncial writing, cuneiform character, arrowhead, Ogham, Runes, hieroglyphic, contraction, Brahmi, Devanagari, Nagari, script, shorthand, stenography, brachygraphy, tachygraphy, secret writing, writing in cipher, cryptography, stenography, phonography, pasigraphy, Polygraphy, logography, copy, transcript, rescript, rough copy, fair copy, handwriting, signature, sign manual, autograph, monograph, holograph, hand, fist, calligraphy, good hand, running hand, flowing hand, cursive hand, legible hand, bold hand, cacography, griffonage, barbouillage, bad hand, cramped hand, crabbed hand, illegible hand, scribble, pattes de mouche, ill-formed letters, pothooks and hangers, stationery, pen, quill, goose quill, pencil, style, paper, foolscap, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tablet, slate, marble, pillar, table, blackboard, ink bottle, ink horn, ink pot, ink stand, ink well, typewriter, transcription, inscription, superscription, graphology, composition, authorship, cacoethes scribendi, graphoidea, graphomania, phrenoia, writer, scribe, amanuensis, scrivener, secretary, clerk, penman, copyist, transcriber, quill driver, stenographer, typewriter, typist, writer for the press, writing, written, in writing, in black and white, under one's hand, uncial, Runic, cuneiform, hieroglyphical, currente calamo, pen in hand, audacter et sincere, le style est l'homme meme, nature's noblest gift - my gray goose quill, scribendi recte sapere et principium et fons, that mighty instrument of little men, the pen became a clarion.

Poetry

N poetry, poetics, poesy, Muse, Calliope, tuneful Nine, Parnassus, Helicon, Pierides, Pierian spring, versification, rhyming, making verses, prosody, orthometry, poem, epic, epic poem, epopee, epopoea, ode, epode, idyl, lyric, eclogue, pastoral, bucolic, dithyramb, anacreontic, sonnet, roundelay, rondeau, rondo, madrigal, canzonet, cento, monody, elegy, amoebaeum, ghazal, palinode, dramatic poetry, lyric poetry, opera, posy, anthology, disjecta membra poetae song, ballad, lay, love song, drinking song, war song, sea song, lullaby, music, nursery rhymes, doggerel, Hudibrastic verse, prose run mad, macaronics, macaronic verse, leonine verse, runes, canto, stanza, distich, verse, line, couplet, triplet, quatrain, strophe, antistrophe, verse, rhyme, assonance, crambo, meter, measure, foot, numbers, strain, rhythm, accentuation, dactyl, spondee, trochee, anapest, hexameter, pentameter, Alexandrine, anacrusis, antispast, blank verse, ictus, elegiacs, elegiac verse, elegaic meter, elegaic poetry, poet, poet laureate, laureate, bard, lyrist, scald, skald, troubadour, trouvere, minstrel, minnesinger, meistersinger, improvisatore, versifier, sonneteer, rhymer, rhymist, rhymester, ballad monger, runer, poetaster, genus irritabile vatum, poetic, poetical, lyric, lyrical, tuneful, epic, dithyrambic, metrical, a catalectin, elegiac, iambic, trochaic, anapestic, amoebaeic, Melibean, skaldic, Ionic, Sapphic, Alcaic, Pindaric, a poem round and perfect as a star, Dichtung und Wahrheit, furor poeticus, his virtues formed the magic of his song, I do but sing because I must, I learnt life from the poets, licentia vatum, mutum est pictura poema, O for a muse of fire!, sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge, the true poem is the poet's mind, Volk der Dichter und Denker, wisdom married to immortal verse.

Business

N business, occupation, employment, pursuit, what one is doing, what one is about, affair, concern, matter, case, matter in hand, irons in the fire, thing to do, agendum, task, work, job, chore, errand, commission, mission, charge, care, duty, part, role, cue, province, function, lookout, department, capacity, sphere, orb, field, line, walk, walk of life, beat, round, routine, race, career, office, place, post, chargeship, incumbency, living, situation, berth, employ, service, engagement, undertaking, vocation, calling, profession, cloth, faculty, industry, art, industrial arts, craft, mystery, handicraft, trade, exercise, work, avocation, press of business, businesslike, workaday, professional, official, functional, busy, on hand, in hand, in one's hands, afoot, on foot, on the anvil, going on, acting, in the course of business, all in one's day's work, professionally Adj, a business with an income at its heels, amoto quaeramus seria ludo, par negotiis neque supra.

Connection

N connection, vinculum, link, connective, connection, junction, bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium, bracket, bridge, stepping-stone, isthmus, bond, tendon, tendril, fiber, cord, cordage, riband, ribbon, rope, guy, cable, line, halser, hawser, painter, moorings, wire, chain, string, fastener, fastening, tie, ligament, ligature, strap, tackle, rigging, standing rigging, running rigging, traces, harness, yoke, band ribband, bandage, brace, roller, fillet, inkle, with, withe, withy, thong, braid, girder, tiebeam, girth, girdle, cestus, garter, halter, noose, lasso, surcingle, knot, running knot, cabestro, cinch, lariat, legadero, oxreim, suspenders, pin, corking pin, nail, brad, tack, skewer, staple, corrugated fastener, clamp, U-clamp, C-clamp, cramp, cramp iron, ratchet, detent, larigo, pawl, terret, treenail, screw, button, buckle, clasp, hasp, hinge, hank, catch, latch, bolt, latchet, tag, tooth, hook, hook and eye, lock, holdfast, padlock, rivet, anchor, grappling iron, trennel, stake, post, cement, glue, gum, paste, size, wafer, solder, lute, putty, birdlime, mortar, stucco, plaster, grout, viscum, shackle, rein, prop.

Continuity

N continuity, consecution, consecutiveness, succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain, catenation, concatenation, scale, gradation, course, ceaselessness, constant flow, unbroken extent, procession, column, retinue, cortege, cavalcade, rank and file, line of battle, array, pedigree, genealogy, lineage, race, ancestry, descent, family, house, line, line of ancestors, strain, rank, file, line, row, range, tier, string, thread, team, suit, colonnade, continuous, continued, consecutive, progressive, gradual, serial, successive, immediate, unbroken, entire, linear, in a line, in a row, uninterrupted, unintermitting, unremitting, unrelenting (perseverence), perennial, evergreen, constant, continuously, seriatim, in a line, in succession, in turn, running, gradually, step by step, gradatim, at a stretch, in file, in column, in single file, in Indian file, continuity, consecution, consecutiveness, succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain, catenation, concatenation, scale, gradation, course, ceaselessness, constant flow, unbroken extent, procession, column, retinue, cortege, cavalcade, rank and file, line of battle, array, pedigree, genealogy, lineage, race, ancestry, descent, family, house, line, line of ancestors, strain, rank, file, line, row, range, tier, string, thread, team, suit, colonnade, continuous, continued, consecutive, progressive, gradual, serial, successive, immediate, unbroken, entire, linear, in a line, in a row, uninterrupted, unintermitting, unremitting, unrelenting (perseverence), perennial, evergreen, constant, continuously, seriatim, in a line, in succession, in turn, running, gradually, step by step, gradatim, at a stretch, in file, in column, in single file, in Indian file.

Paternity

N paternity, parentage, consanguinity, parent, father, sire, dad, papa, paterfamilias, abba, genitor, progenitor, procreator, ancestor, grandsire, grandfather, great- grandfather, fathership, fatherhood, mabap, house, stem, trunk, tree, stock, stirps, pedigree, lineage, line, family, tribe, sept, race, clan, genealogy, descent, extraction, birth, ancestry, forefathers, forbears, patriarchs, motherhood, maternity, mother, dam, mamma, materfamilias, grandmother, paternal, parental, maternal, family, ancestral, linear, patriarchal, avi numerantur avorum, happy he with such a mother, hombre bueno no le busquen abolengo, philosophia stemma non inspicit.

Posterity

N posterity, progeny, breed, issue, offspring, brood, litter, seed, farrow, spawn, spat, family, grandchildren, heirs, great-grandchild, child, son, daughter, butcha, bantling, scion, acrospire, plumule, shoot, sprout, olive-branch, sprit, branch, off-shoot, off- set, ramification, descendant, heir, heiress, heir-apparent, heir- presumptive, chip off the old block, heredity, rising generation, straight descent, sonship, line, lineage, filiation, primogeniture, filial, diphyletic, the child is father of the man, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, like father, like son.

Length

N length, longitude, span, mileage, distance, line, bar, rule, stripe, streak, spoke, radius, lengthening, prolongation, production, protraction, tension, tensure, extension, line, nail, inch, hand, palm, foot, cubit, yard, ell, fathom, rood, pole, furlong, mile, league, chain, link, arpent, handbreadth, jornada, kos, vara, astronomical unit, AU, light- year, parsec, nanometer, nm, micron, micrometer, millimicron, millimeter, mm, centimeter, cm, meter, kilometer, km, pedometer, perambulator, scale, long, longsome, lengthy, wiredrawn, outstretched, lengthened, sesquipedalian, interminable, no end of, macrocolous, linear, lineal, longitudinal, oblong, as long as my arm, as long as today and tomorrow, unshortened &c (shorten), lengthwise, at length, longitudinally, endlong, along, tandem, in a line, in perspective, from end to end, from stem to stern, from head to foot, from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot, from top to toe, fore and aft, length, longitude, span, mileage, distance, line, bar, rule, stripe, streak, spoke, radius, lengthening, prolongation, production, protraction, tension, tensure, extension, line, nail, inch, hand, palm, foot, cubit, yard, ell, fathom, rood, pole, furlong, mile, league, chain, link, arpent, handbreadth, jornada, kos, vara, astronomical unit, AU, light- year, parsec, nanometer, nm, micron, micrometer, millimicron, millimeter, mm, centimeter, cm, meter, kilometer, km, pedometer, perambulator, scale, long, longsome, lengthy, wiredrawn, outstretched, lengthened, sesquipedalian, interminable, no end of, macrocolous, linear, lineal, longitudinal, oblong, as long as my arm, as long as today and tomorrow, unshortened &c (shorten), lengthwise, at length, longitudinally, endlong, along, tandem, in a line, in perspective, from end to end, from stem to stern, from head to foot, from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot, from top to toe, fore and aft.

Thinness

N narrowness, thinness, narrowness, closeness, exility, exiguity, line, hair's breadth, finger's breadth, strip, streak, vein, monolayer, epitaxial deposition, thinness, tenuity, emaciation, macilency, marcor, shaving, slip, thread paper, skeleton, shadow, anatomy, spindleshanks, lantern jaws, mere skin and bone, middle constriction, stricture, neck, waist, isthmus, wasp, hourglass, ridge, ghaut, ghat, pass, ravine, narrowing, coarctation, angustation, tapering, contraction, narrow, close, slender, thin, fine, thread-like, finespun, gossamer, paper-thin, taper, slim, slight-made, scant, scanty, spare, delicate, incapacious, contracted, unexpanded &c (expand), slender as a thread, emaciated, lean, meager, gaunt, macilent, lank, lanky, weedy, skinny, scrawny slinky, starved, starveling, herring gutted, worn to a shadow, lean as a rake, thin as a lath, thin as a whipping post, thin as a wafer, hatchet-faced, lantern-jawed, attenuated, shriveled, extenuated, tabid, marcid, barebone, rawboned, monomolecular.

Filament

N filament, line, fiber, fibril, funicle, vein, hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili, tendril, gossamer, hair stroke, veinlet, venula, venule, wire, string, thread, packthread, cotton, sewing silk, twine, twist, whipcord, tape, ribbon, cord, rope, yarn, hemp, oakum, jute, strip, shred, slip, spill, list, band, fillet, fascia, ribbon, riband, roll, lath, splinter, shiver, shaving, beard, ramification, strand, filamentous, filamentiferous, filaceous, filiform, fibrous, fibrillous, thread-like, wiry, stringy, ropy, capillary, capilliform, funicular, wire-drawn, anguilliform, flagelliform, hairy, taeniate, taeniform, taenioid, venose, venous.

Lining

VB line, stuff, incrust, wad, pad, fill.

Direction

N direction, management, managery, government, gubernation, conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance, bossism, legislature, steerage, pilotage, reins, reins of government, helm, rudder, needle, compass, guiding star, load star, lode star, pole star, cynosure, supervision, superintendence, surveillance, oversight, eye of the master, control, charge, board of control, command, premiership, senatorship, director, chair, portfolio, statesmanship, statecraft, kingcraft, queencraft, ministry, ministration, administration, stewardship, proctorship, agency, director, directing, hegemonic, at the helm, at the head of, direction, bearing, course, vector, set, drift, tenor, tendency, incidence, bending, trending, dip, tack, aim, collimation, steering steerage, point of the compass, cardinal points, North East, South, West, N by E, ENE, NE by N, NE, rhumb, azimuth, line of collimation, line, path, road, range, quarter, line of march, alignment, allignment, air line, beeline, straight shoot, directed, directed towards, pointing towards, bound for, aligned, with alligned with, direct, straight, undeviating, unswerving, straightforward, North, Northern, Northerly, towards, on the road, on the high road to, en avant, versus, to, hither, thither, whither, directly, straight as an arrow, forwards as an arrow, point blank, in a bee line to, in a direct line to, as the crow flies, in a straight line to, in a bee line for, in a direct line for, in a straight line for, in a bee line with, in a direct line with, in a straight line with, in a line with, full tilt at, as the crow flies, before the wind, near the wind, close to the wind, against the wind, windwards, in the wind's eye, through, via, by way of, in all directions, in all manner of ways, quaquaversum, from the four winds, the shortest distance between two points is a stra.

Concord

N concord, accord, harmony, symphony, homologue, agreement, sympathy, empathy, response, union, unison, unity, bonds of harmony, peace, unanimity, league, happy family, rapprochement, reunion, amity, alliance, entente cordiale, good understanding, conciliation, peacemaker, intercessor, mediator, concordant, congenial, agreeing, in accord, harmonious, united, cemented, banded together, allied, friendly, fraternal, conciliatory, at one with, of one mind, at peace, in still water, tranquil, with one voice, in concert with, hand in hand, on one's side, commune periculum concordiam parit, melody concord, melody, rhythm, measure, rhyme, pitch, timbre, intonation, tone, scale, gamut, diapason, diatonic chromatic scale, enharmonic scale, key, clef, chords, modulation, temperament, syncope, syncopation, preparation, suspension, resolution, staff, stave, line, space, brace, bar, rest, appoggiato, appoggiatura, acciaccatura, note, musical note, notes of a scale, sharp, flat, natural, high note, low note, interval, semitone, second, third, fourth, diatessaron, breve, semibreve, minim, crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, demisemiquaver, hemidemisemiquaver, sustained note, drone, burden, tonic, key note, leading note, fundamental note, supertonic, mediant, dominant, submediant, subdominant, octave, tetrachord, major key, minor key, major scale, minor scale, major mode, minor mode, passage, phrase, concord, harmony, emmeleia, unison, unisonance, chime, homophony, euphony, euphonism, tonality, consonance, consent, part, harmony, harmonics, thorough-bass, fundamental-bass, counterpoint, faburden, piece of music, composer, harmonist, contrapuntist (musician), harmonious, harmonical, in concord, in tune, in concert, unisonant, concentual, symphonizing, isotonic, homophonous, assonant, ariose, consonant, measured, rhythmical, diatonic, chromatic, enharmonic, melodious, musical, melic, tuneful, tunable, sweet, dulcet, canorous, mellow, mellifluous, soft, clear, clear as a bell, silvery, euphonious, euphonic, euphonical, symphonious, enchanting fine-toned, full-toned, silver-toned, harmoniously, in harmony, as one, the hidden soul of harmony.

Measurement

N measurement, admeasurement, mensuration, survey, valuation, appraisement, assessment, assize, estimate, estimation, dead reckoning, reckoning, gauging, horse power, metrology, weights and measures, compound arithmetic, measure, yard measure, standard, rule, foot rule, compass, calipers, gage, gauge, meter, line, rod, check, dividers, velo, flood mark, high water mark, Plimsoll line, index, scale, graduation, graduated scale, nonius, vernier, bathometer, galvanometer, heliometer, interferometer, odometer, ombrometer, pantometer, pluviometer, pneumatometer, pneumometer, radiometer, refractometer, respirometer, rheometer, spirometer, telemeter, udometer, vacuometer, variometer, viameter, thermometer, thermistor (heat) &c, barometer (air), anemometer (wind), dynamometer, goniometer, (angle) 244 meter, landmark, balance, scale, marigraph, pneumatograph, stethograph, rain gauge, rain gage, voltmeter (volts), ammeter (amps), spectrophotometer (light absorbance), mass spectrophotometer (molecular mass), geiger counter, scintillation counter (radioactivity), pycnometer (liquid density), graduated cylinder, volumetric flask (volume), radar gun (velocity), radar (distance), side-looking radar, (shape, topography), sonar (depth in water), light meter (light intensity), clock, watch, stopwatch, chronometer (time), anemometer (wind velocity), densitometer (color intensity), measurability, computability, determinability, coordinates, ordinate and abscissa, polar coordinates, latitude and longitude, declination and right ascension, altitude and azimuth, geometry, stereometry, hypsometry, metage, surveying, land surveying, geodesy, geodetics, geodesia, orthometry, altimetry, cadastre, astrolabe, armillary sphere, land surveyor, geometer, measuring, metric, metrical, measurable, perceptible, noticeable, detectable, appreciable, ponderable, determinable, fathomable, geodetical, topographic, topographical, cartographic, cartographical.

Indication

N indication, symbolism, symbolization, semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics, Zeitgeist, characteristic, diagnostic, lineament, feature, trait, fingerprint, voiceprint, footprint, noseprint, cloven hoof, footfall, recognition (memory), diagnostic, divining rod, detector, sign, symbol, index, indice, indicator, point, pointer, exponent, note, token, symptom, dollar sign, dollar mark, type, figure, emblem, cipher, device, representation, epigraph, motto, posy, gesture, gesticulation, pantomime, wink, glance, leer, nod, shrug, beck, touch, nudge, dactylology, dactylonomy, freemasonry, telegraphy, chirology, byplay, dumb show, cue, hint, clue, clew, key, scent, signal, signal post, rocket, blue light, watch fire, watch tower, telegraph, semaphore, flagstaff, cresset, fiery cross, calumet, heliograph, guidon, headlight, mark, scratch, line, stroke, dash, score, stripe, streak, tick, dot, point, notch, nick, print, imprint, impress, impression, keyboard symbols, printing symbols, red letter, italics, sublineation, underlining, bold font, jotting, note, annotation, reference, blaze, cedilla, guillemets, hachure, quotation marks, ", double quotes, " ", parentheses, "( )", brackets, "", braces, "", left arrow, "<", right arrow, ">", forward slash, "/", backward slash, "\", exclamation point, "!", commercial at, "@", pound sign, "#", percent sign, "%", carat, "", ampersand, "&", asterisk, "*", hyphen, "-", dash, "-", "_", em dash, "--", plus sign, "+", equals sign, "=", question mark, "?", period, ", ", semicolon, ", ", colon, ":", comma, ", ", apostrophe, "'", single quote, "'", tilde, "~", badge, criterion, countercheck, countermark, countersign, counterfoil, duplicate, tally, label, ticket, billet, letter, counter, check, chip, chop, dib, totem, tessera, card, bill, witness, voucher, stamp, cacher, trade mark, Hall mark, signature, mark, autograph, autography, attestation, hand, hand writing, sign manual, cipher, seal, sigil, signet, hand and seal, paraph, brand, superscription, indorsement, endorsement, password, watchword, catchword, security card, pass, passkey, credentials, open sesame, timbrology, mot de passe, mot du guet, pass-parole, shibboleth, title, heading, docket, address card, visiting card, carte de visite, insignia, banner, banneret, bannerol, bandrol, flag, colors, streamer, standard, eagle, labarum, oriflamb, oriflamme, figurehead, ensign, pennon, pennant, pendant, burgee, blue Peter, jack, ancient, gonfalon, union jack, banderole, old glory, quarantine flag, vexillum, yellow-flag, yellow jack, tricolor, stars and stripes, bunting, heraldry, crest, coat of arms, arms, armorial bearings, hatchment, escutcheon, scutcheon, shield, supporters, livery, uniform, cockade, epaulet, chevron, garland, love knot, favor, beacon, cairn, post, staff, flagstaff, hand, pointer, vane, cock, weathercock, guidepost, handpost, fingerpost, directing post, signpost, pillars of Hercules, pharos, bale-fire, beacon-fire, l'etoile du Nord, landmark, seamark, lighthouse, balize, polestar, loadstar, lodestar, cynosure, guide, address, direction, name, sign, signboard, warning, omen, prefigurement, trace, record, warning &c, alarm, scepter, trophy, gauge, milestone, milepost, brand, fool's cap, check, telltale, test, mileage ticket, milliary, notification, advertisement, word of command, call, bugle call, trumpet call, bell, alarum, cry, battle cry, rallying cry, angelus, reveille, sacring bell, sanctus bell, exposition &c (explanation), proof, pattern, indicating, indicative, indicatory, denotative, connotative, diacritical, representative, typical, symbolic, pantomimic, pathognomonic, symptomatic, characteristic, demonstrative, diagnostic, exponential, emblematic, armorial, individual, known by, recognizable by, indicated, pointed, marked, denotable, indelible, in token of, symbolically, in dumb show, ecce signum, ex ungue leonem, ex pede Herculem, vide ut supra, vultus ariete fortior.


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