lines Definition

  • 1a long, narrow mark or band
  • 2a connected series of people or things
  • 3a direction or course followed by someone or something

Using lines: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lines" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The lines on the road indicate where to drive.

  • Example

    There were long lines at the amusement park.

  • Example

    The dancers formed lines and moved in unison.

  • Example

    She memorized her lines for the play.

lines Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for lines

Antonyms for lines

Idioms Using lines

  • understand the hidden or implied meaning in a communication


    When she said she was 'fine,' I knew to read between the lines and ask what was really bothering her.

  • behave in an unacceptable or inappropriate way


    His comments crossed the line from criticism to personal attack.

  • join a queue or wait for one's turn


    If you want to buy tickets, you'll need to get in line like everyone else.

Phrases with lines

  • set a limit beyond which one will not tolerate or allow something


    I don't mind helping out, but I draw the line at doing all the work myself.

  • line up

    arrange a group of people or things in a row or queue


    Please line up in an orderly fashion.

  • comply with rules, standards, or expectations


    If you want to keep your job, you need to toe the line and follow company policies.


Summary: lines in Brief

The term 'lines' [laɪnz] refers to long, narrow marks or bands, connected series of people or things, and directions or courses. It can describe physical markings like 'The lines on the road indicate where to drive,' or social arrangements like 'There were long lines at the amusement park.' 'Lines' also appears in phrases like 'draw the line,' meaning to set limits, and idioms like 'read between the lines,' implying hidden meanings.