Definition for lining (2 of 4)
Definition for lining (3 of 4)
- the outer form or proportions of a ship, building, etc.: a ship of fine lines.
- a general form, as of an event or something that is made, which may be the basis of comparison, imitation, etc.: two books written along the same lines.
- a person's lot or portion: to endure the hard lines of poverty.
- Chiefly British. a certificate of marriage.
- a mark made by a pencil, brush, or the like, that defines the contour of a shape, forms hatching, etc.
- the edge of a shape.
- a telephone connection: Please hold the line.
- a wire circuit connecting two or more pieces of electric apparatus, especially the wire or wires connecting points or stations in a telegraph or telephone system, or the system itself.
- a defensive position or front.
- a series of fortifications: the Maginot line.
- Usually lines. a distribution of troops, sentries, etc., for the defense of a position or for an attack: behind the enemy's lines.
- the body of personnel constituting the combatant forces of an army, as distinguished from the supply services and staff corps.
- a pipe or hose: a steam line.
- a rope or cable used at sea.
- either of the two front rows of opposing players lined up opposite each other on the line of scrimmage: a four-man line.
- the line of scrimmage.
- a class or type of insurance: casualty line.
- the amount of insurance written for a particular risk.
verb (used without object), lined, lin·ing.
- to hit a line drive.
- to line out.
verb (used with object), lined, lin·ing.
- Baseball. to be put out by hitting a line drive caught on the fly by a player of the opposing team.
- to execute or perform: He lined out a few songs upon request.
Origin of line1
Related formslin·a·ble, line·a·ble, adjectiveline·less, adjectiveline·like, adjective
Definition for lining (4 of 4)
verb (used with object), lined, lin·ing.
Origin of line2
Examples from the Web for lining
Heavily armed Simbas had already arrived at the missionary house and were lining up families in the backyard for execution.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This time, there is hardly any effort to keep party members from lining up behind Clinton.Clinton Apostates Trip Over Themselves to Get in Line Behind Hillary|David Freedlander|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the intestine is permeable and inflamed, infectious or toxic substances “leak” through the lining into the blood stream.Research Shows Link Between NSAID Use and Gut Disease|Valerie Vande Panne|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One is meningitis, an infection of the lining of the brain, that is fatal in about 10 percent of cases.Princeton Considers Vaccinations for Slow-Moving Meningitis Outbreak|Kent Sepkowitz|November 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The air is hot and damp, and lining the walls are clear-plastic-labeled “bug dorms.”Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why|Josh Dzieza|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Under such circumstances it often irritates the lining of the stomach and intestines.Vitality Supreme|Bernarr Macfadden
I advise this lining being put on by hand rather than by machine.Needlework Economies|Various
Make sure, before putting it on, that there are no tacks loose or likely to become so in the lining.Horsemanship for Women|Theodore Hoe Mead
The lining membrane of larynx was partially ulcerated, and the rima glottidis slightly œdematous.An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis|Archibald Makellar
The mouth and lining shine as if varnished, and hence its name.Among the Mushrooms|Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
British Dictionary definitions for lining (1 of 3)
- material used to line a garment, curtain, etc
- (as modifier)lining satin
British Dictionary definitions for lining (2 of 3)
- any straight one-dimensional geometrical element whose identity is determined by two points. A line segment lies between any two points on a line
- a set of points (x, y) that satisfies the equation y = mx + c, where m is the gradient and c is the intercept with the y -axis
- a white or coloured band indicating a boundary or division on a field, track, etc
- a mark or imaginary mark at which a race begins or ends
- See line of scrimmage
- the players arranged in a row on either side of the line of scrimmage at the start of each play
- the edge or contour of a shape, as in sculpture or architecture, or a mark on a painting, drawing, etc, defining or suggesting this
- the sum or type of such contours or marks, characteristic of a style or designthe line of a draughtsman; the line of a building
- a conducting wire, cable, or circuit for making connections between pieces of electrical apparatus, such as a cable for electric-power transmission, telecommunications, etc
- (as modifier)the line voltage
- a railway track, including the roadbed, sleepers, etc
- one of the rails of such a track
- any of the five horizontal marks that make up the staveCompare space (def. 10)
- the musical part or melody notated on one such set
- a discernible shape formed by sequences of notes or musical soundsa meandering melodic line
- (in polyphonic music) a set of staves that are held together with a bracket or brace
- the equator (esp in the phrase crossing the line)
- any circle or arc on the terrestrial or celestial sphere
- accounting denoting entries above a horizontal line on a profit and loss account, separating those that establish the profit or loss from those that show how the profit is distributed
- denoting revenue transactions rather than capital transactions in a nation's accounts
- marketing expenditure on media advertising through an agency, rather than internally arranged advertising, such as direct mail, free samples, etc
- bridge denoting bonus points, marked above the horizontal line on the score card
- accounting denoting entries below a horizontal line on a profit and loss account, separating those that establish the profit or loss from those that show how the profit is distributed
- denoting capital transactions rather than revenue transactions in a nation's accounts
- marketing denoting expenditure on advertising by other means than the traditional media, such as the provision of free gifts, special displays, direct mailshots, etc
- bridge denoting points scored towards game and rubber, marked below the horizontal line on the score card
- at every stage in a series
- in every detail
- to keep a telephone line open
- football to prevent the opponents from taking the ball forward
- (of soldiers) to keep formation, as when under fire
- to pay money
- to speak frankly and directly
- to risk (one's career, reputation, etc) on something
Derived Formslinable or lineable, adjectivelined, adjectivelinelike, adjectiveliny or liney, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with lining (1 of 2)
see silver lining.
Idioms and Phrases with lining (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with line
- line of fire, in the
- line one's pockets
- line up
- all along (the line)
- along the lines of
- blow it (one's lines)
- bottom line
- chow down (line)
- down the line
- draw a line
- draw the line at
- drop a line
- end of the line
- fall in line
- feed someone a line
- firing line
- get a line on
- go on (line)
- hard line
- hold the line
- hook, line, and sinker
- hot line
- in line
- lay on the line
- least resistance, line of
- on line
- out of line
- party line
- read between the lines
- sign on the dotted line
- somewhere along the line
- step out of line
- toe the line