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Definizione monolingua e traduzione line

Inglese grammatica



line (third-person singular simple present lines, present participle lining, simple past and past participle lined)

  1. (transitive) To place (objects) into a line (usually used with ""up""); to form into a line; to align.
    to line troops
  2. (transitive) To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding; to fortify.
    to line works with soldiers
    • 1599 — William Shakespeare, Henry V, ii 4
      Line and new repair our towns of war With men of courage and with means defendant.
  3. To form a line along.
    • 1899, Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing, We and the world: a book for boys, page 19:
      [...] the crowd that lined the road to watch us as we wound slowly on.
    • 1909, Road Notes : Cuba, published by the United States War Department, Second Section, General Staff, No. 16; page 359:
      The mountains which have lined the road on the left here cross it and the road makes a very sharp ascent, going over them.
    • 2009, Jon Fasman, The Unpossessed City:
      Knee-high garden lamps lined the path; Jim was careful to stay in their pools. Assuming he was being watched, the last thing he wanted to do was give them any reason to chase after him in the dark.
  4. (transitive) To mark with a line or lines, to cover with lines.
    to line a copy book
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.
    • 1598 — William Shakespeare, As You Like It, iii 2
      All the pictures fairest lined Are but black to Rosalind.
  6. (transitive) To read or repeat line by line.
    to line out a hymn
  7. (intransitive, ‘line up’) To form or enter into a line.
  8. (intransitive, baseball) To hit a line drive; to hit a line drive which is caught for an out. Compare fly and ground.
    • Jones lined to left in his last at-bat.

line (plural lines)

  1. A path through two or more points (compare ‘segment’); a continuous mark, including as made by a pen; any path, curved or straight.
    • 1816, Percy Shelley, The Daemon of the World
      The atmosphere in flaming sparkles flew; / And where the burning wheels / Eddied above the mountain’s loftiest peak / Was traced a line of lightning.
    • 2009, Jory Sherman, Sidewinder:
      For their present position, he drew an inverted V. Then he drew a line and on either side he inscribed landmarks, ridges, passes. At the other end he drew a number of inverted Vs to represent the Arapaho village.
    The arrow descended in a curved line.
    1. (geometry) An infinitely extending one-dimensional figure that has no curvature; one that has length but not breadth or thickness.
    2. (geometry, informal) A line segment; a continuous finite segment of such a figure.
    3. (graph theory) An edge of a graph.
    4. (geography) A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.
    5. (geography, ‘the line’ or ‘equinoctial line’) The equator.
      • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, ch. 54
        She [a ship called Town-Ho] was somewhere to the northward of the Line.
    6. (music) One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.
    7. (cricket) The horizontal path of a ball towards the batsman (see also length).
    8. (soccer) The goal line
      • 2011 October 1, Clive Lindsay, “Kilmarnock 1 - 2 St Johnstone”, BBC Sport:
        St Johnstones Liam Craig had to clear off the line before Steven Anderson sent a looping header into his own net for the equaliser on 36 minutes.
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