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Lane vs. Line: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
A lane is a narrow road or a subdivision of a road, while a line is a long, narrow mark or band, often used to demarcate or connect points.
Lane vs. Line

Key Differences

A lane typically refers to a narrow road or a subdivision of a wider road or path, often designated for specific traffic or purpose. In contrast, a line is a long, thin mark or stroke, often drawn on a surface to indicate boundaries, paths, or connections between two points.
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Lanes are integral to traffic management, marking separate paths for vehicles to travel or for pedestrians, such as bike lanes or walking lanes. Lines, however, serve a broader range of purposes, from artistic elements in drawings to functional uses in graphs or maps.
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In the context of sports, lanes are specific parts of a track or swimming pool designated for individual competitors. Lines in sports, like the finish line or the foul line, denote boundaries or specific points of significance within the playing area.
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Lanes can also symbolize a personal or professional path, such as "staying in one’s lane," meaning focusing on one's own area of expertise. Lines, however, are often used metaphorically to represent limits or borders, as in "drawing the line" to set a limit.
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The usage of lanes is often specific to travel and movement, guiding direction and flow, while lines are used in a multitude of contexts, including writing, drawing, and conceptual representations, symbolizing connection or division.
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Comparison Chart

Definition

A narrow road or subdivision of a road/path
A long, narrow mark or band
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Usage

In roads, sports tracks, swimming pools
In drawing, writing, marking boundaries
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Purpose

To direct movement or traffic
To connect points, indicate boundaries
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Symbolism

Represents a path or direction
Represents connection, limit, or division
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Variants

Bike lane, bus lane, fast lane
Finish line, lines in a book, lines in a graph
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Lane and Line Definitions

Lane

A lane is a designated path on a road or track.
The bicycle lane was clearly marked on the road.
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Line

Lines in geometry connect two points.
The triangle was formed by three lines.
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Lane

A lane symbolizes a personal or professional direction.
He decided to stay in his lane and focus on his strengths.
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Line

Metaphorically, lines represent limits or boundaries.
He knew not to cross the line with his comments.
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Lane

Lanes are subdivisions in sports tracks or pools.
Each swimmer was assigned a lane in the pool.
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Line

(Mathematics) A geometric object with neither width nor depth, typically straight and extending indefinitely.
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Lane

In nautical terms, a lane is a sea route used by ships.
The shipping lane was busy with cargo vessels.
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Line

A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.
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Lane

Lanes can refer to narrow country roads or alleyways.
We strolled down the quaint village lane.
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Line

A similar mark cut or scratched into a surface.
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Lane

A narrow country road.
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Line

A crease in the skin, especially on the face; a wrinkle.
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Lane

A narrow way or passage between walls, hedges, or fences.
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Line

A real or imaginary mark positioned in relation to fixed points of reference.
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Lane

A prescribed course for ships or aircraft.
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Line

A degree or circle of longitude or latitude drawn on a map or globe.
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Lane

A strip delineated on a street or highway to accommodate a single line of vehicles
A breakdown lane.
An express lane.
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Line

The equator. Used with the.
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Lane

(Sports) One of a set of parallel courses marking the bounds for contestants in a race, especially in swimming or track.
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Line

A border or boundary
The county line.
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Lane

(Sports) A wood-surfaced passageway or alley along which a bowling ball is rolled.
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Line

A demarcation
A line of darker water beyond the reef.
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Lane

(Sports) An unmarked lengthwise area of a playing field or ice rink viewed as the main playing area for a particular position, such as a wing in soccer.
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Line

A contour or an outline
The line of the hills against the evening sky.
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Lane

(Basketball) The rectangular area marked on a court from the end line to the foul line.
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Line

A mark used to define a shape or represent a contour.
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Lane

(used in street names) A road, street, or similar thoroughfare.
Penny Lane
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Line

Any of the marks that make up the formal design of a picture.
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Lane

A narrow passageway between fences, walls, hedges or trees.
There's a shortcut to the shops through this leafy lane.
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Line

A cable, rope, string, cord, or wire.
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Lane

A narrow road, as in the country.
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Line

(Nautical) A rope used aboard a ship.
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Lane

A lengthwise division of roadway intended for a single line of vehicles.
Drivers should overtake in the outside lane
We were held up by a truck in the middle lane of the freeway.
The exit lane
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Line

A fishing line.
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Lane

A similar division of a racetrack to keep runners apart.
There are eight lanes on an Olympic running track.
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Line

A clothesline.
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Lane

Any of a number of parallel tracks or passages.
The checkout lanes in a supermarket
A swimming lane
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Line

A cord or tape used, as by builders or surveyors, for measuring, leveling, or straightening.
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Lane

A course designated for ships or aircrafts.
Shipping lane
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Line

A pipe or system of pipes for conveying a fluid
Gas lines.
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Lane

(bowling) An elongated wooden strip of floor along which a bowling ball is rolled.
We booked a couple of lanes at the bowling alley.
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Line

An electric-power transmission cable.
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Lane

(card games) An empty space in the tableau, formed by the removal of an entire row of cards.
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Line

A wire or system of wires connecting telephone or telegraph systems.
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Lane

(computing) Any of the parallel slots in which values can be stored in a SIMD architecture.
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Line

An open or functioning telephone connection
Tried to get a free line.
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Lane

(video games) In MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games, a particular path on the map that may be traversed by enemy characters.
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Line

A passenger or cargo system of public or private transportation, as by ship, aircraft, or bus, usually over a definite route.
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Lane

(horse racing) The home stretch.
And it's Uncle Mo in front by two as they come to the top of the lane.
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Line

A company owning or managing such a system.
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Lane

Alone.
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Line

A railway track or system of tracks.
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Lane

A passageway between fences or hedges which is not traveled as a highroad; an alley between buildings; a narrow way among trees, rocks, and other natural obstructions; hence, in a general sense, a narrow passageway; as, a lane between lines of men, or through a field of ice.
It is become a turn-again lane unto them which they can not go through.
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Line

A particular section of a railway network
The Philadelphia-Trenton line.
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Lane

A narrow way or road
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Line

A course of progress or movement; a route
A line of flight.
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Lane

A well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
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Line

A general method, manner, or course of procedure
Different lines of thought.
Took a hard line on defense.
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Line

A manner or course of procedure determined by a specified factor
Development along socialist lines.
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Line

An official or prescribed policy
The party line.
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Line

Often lines A general concept or model
A trilogy along the lines of the Oresteia.
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Line

The condition of being in proper or aligned position
Is the table in line with the sofa?.
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Line

A condition of agreement or correspondence
Your attitude is in line with mine. Is the policy in line with reality?.
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Line

One's trade, occupation, or field of interest
What line of work are you in?.
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Line

Range of competence
Not in my line.
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Line

Merchandise or services of a similar or related nature
Carries a complete line of small tools.
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Line

A group of persons or things arranged in a row or series
Long lines at the box office.
A line of stones.
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Line

Ancestry or lineage.
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Line

A series of persons, especially from one family, who succeed each other
A line of monarchs.
Comes from a long line of bankers.
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Line

A strain, as of livestock or plants, developed and maintained by selective breeding.
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Line

A sequence of related things that leads to a certain ending
A line of argument.
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Line

An ordered system of operations that allows a sequential manufacture or assembly of goods at all or various stages of production.
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Line

The personnel of an organization or a business who actually make a product or perform a service.
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Line

A horizontal row of printed or written words or symbols.
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Line

One of the horizontal scans forming a television image.
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Line

A brief letter; a note
I'll drop you a line.
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Line

A unit of verse ending in a visual or typographic break and generally characterized by its length and meter
A line of iambic pentameter.
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Line

A unit of uninterrupted text spoken by an actor
Spent the weekend learning her lines.
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Line

(Informal) Glib or insincere talk, usually intended to deceive or impress
He kept on handing me a line about how busy he is.
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Line

A marriage certificate.
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A usually specified number of lines of prose or verse to be written out by a pupil as punishment.
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(Games) A horizontal demarcation on a scorecard in bridge dividing the honor score from the trick score.
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Line

A source of information.
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Line

The information itself
Got a line on the computer project.
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Line

(Music) One of the five parallel marks constituting a staff.
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Line

A sustained melodic or harmonic part in a piece
Strained to hear the tenor line.
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A formation in which elements, such as troops, tanks, or ships, are arranged abreast of one another.
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Line

The battle area closest to the enemy; the front.
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The combat troops or warships at the front, arrayed for defense or offense.
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Line

The regular forces of an army or a navy, in contrast to staff and support personnel.
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The class of officers in direct command of warships or of army combat units.
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Line

A bulwark or trench.
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Line

An extended system of such fortifications or defenses
The Siegfried line.
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Line

A foul line.
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Line

A real or imaginary mark demarcating a specified section of a playing area or field.
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A real or imaginary mark or point at which a race begins or ends.
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The center and two wings making up a hockey team's offensive unit.
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Line

(Football) A line of scrimmage.
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Line

(Football) The linemen considered as a group.
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(Informal) The odds a bookmaker gives, especially for sports events.
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The proportion of an insurance risk assumed by a particular underwriter or company.
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Line

(Slang) An amount of powdered cocaine arranged in a thin, long strip for snorting.
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Line

To mark, incise, or cover with a line or lines.
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Line

To represent with lines.
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Line

To place in a series or row.
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Line

To form a bordering line along
Small stalls lined the alley.
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Line

(Baseball) To hit (a ball) sharply so that it flies low and fast.
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Line

To hit a line drive
Lined out to shortstop.
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Line

To fit a covering to the inside surface of
A coat lined with fur.
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Line

To cover the inner surface of
Moisture lined the walls of the cave.
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Line

To fill plentifully, as with money or food.
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Line

A path through two or more points (compare ‘segment’); a continuous mark, including as made by a pen; any path, curved or straight.
The arrow descended in a curved line.
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(geometry) An infinitely extending one-dimensional figure that has no curvature; one that has length but not breadth or thickness.
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A line segment; a continuous finite segment of such a figure.
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Line

(graph theory) An edge of a graph.
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(geography) A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.
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Line

The equator.
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(music) One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.
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(cricket) The horizontal path of a ball towards the batsman (see also length).
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(soccer) The goal line.
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Line

(motoring) A particular path taken by a vehicle when driving a bend or corner in the road.
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Line

A rope, cord, string, or thread, of any thickness.
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Line

A hose or pipe, of any size.
A brake line
The main water line to the house
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Line

Direction, path.
The line of sight
The line of vision
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Line

The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, a telephone or internet cable between two points: a telephone or network connection.
I tried to make a call, but the line was dead.
A dedicated line;
A shared line
Please speak up, the line is very faint.
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Line

A clothesline.
We need to take the clothes off the line. The news reported a front is coming in from the east, and we can expect heavy rain and maybe hail.
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Line

A letter, a written form of communication.
Drop me a line.
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Line

A connected series of public conveyances, as a roadbed or railway track; and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.
A line of stages
An express line
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(military) A trench or rampart, or the non-physical demarcation of the extent of the territory occupied by specified forces.
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The exterior limit of a figure or territory: a boundary, contour, or outline; a demarcation.
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A long tape or ribbon marked with units for measuring; a tape measure.
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Line

(obsolete) A measuring line or cord.
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That which was measured by a line, such as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.
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A threadlike crease or wrinkle marking the face, hand, or body; hence, a characteristic mark.
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; feature; figure (of one's body).
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A more-or-less straight sequence of people, objects, etc., either arranged as a queue or column and often waiting to be processed or dealt with, or arranged abreast of one another in a row (and contrasted with a column), as in a military formation.
The line forms on the right.
There is a line of houses.
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Ellipsis of line of battle
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(military) The regular infantry of an army, as distinguished from militia, guards, volunteer corps, cavalry, artillery, etc.
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(music) A series of notes forming a certain part (such as the bass or melody) of a greater work.
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A series or succession of ancestors or descendants of a given person; a family or race; compare lineage.
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Line

A small amount of text. Specifically:
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A written or printed row of letters, words, numbers, or other text, especially a row of words extending across a page or column, or a blank in place of such text.
The answer to the comprehension question can be found in the third line of the accompanying text.
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Line

A verse (in poetry).
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Line

A sentence of dialogue, especially in a play, movie, or the like.
He was perfecting his pickup lines for use at the bar.
"It is what it is" was one of his more annoying lines.
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Line

A lie or exaggeration, especially one told to gain another's approval or prevent losing it.
Don't feed me a line!
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Line

Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.
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The official, stated position (or set of positions) of an individual or group, particularly a political or religious faction.
Remember, your answers must match the party line.
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Line

(slang) Information about or understanding of something. (Mostly restricted to the expressions get a line on, have a line on, and give a line on.)
Judy gave me a line on a lawyer who's supposed to be the best in the business.
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Line

A set of products or services sold by a business, or by extension, the business itself.
Line of business, product line
How many buses does the line have?
The airline is in danger of bankruptcy.
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(stock exchange) A number of shares taken by a jobber.
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Any of an ill-defined set of units of length, varying according to the country, discipline, industry, and date of application, commonly with no indication of the intended magnitude:
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(historical) A tsarist-era Russian unit of measure, approximately equal to one tenth of an English inch, used especially when measuring the calibre of firearms.
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One twelfth of an inch.
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One sixteenth of an inch.
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One fortieth of an inch.
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(advertising) agate line
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(historical) A maxwell, a unit of magnetic flux.
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The batter's box.
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(fencing) The position in which the fencers hold their swords.
Line of engagement
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(engineering) Proper relative position or adjustment (of parts, not as to design or proportion, but with reference to smooth working).
The engine is in line / out of line
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A small path-shaped portion or serving of a powdery illegal drug, especially cocaine.
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(obsolete) instruction; doctrine.
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(genetics) A population of cells derived from a single cell and containing the same genetic makeup.
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(perfusion line) a set composed of a spike, a drip chamber, a clamp, a Y-injection site, a three-way stopcock and a catheter.
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(ice hockey) A group of forwards that play together.
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(Australian rules football) A set of positions in a team which play in a similar position on the field; in a traditional team, consisting of three players and acting as one of six such sets in the team.
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A vascular catheter.
Patient had a line inserted
Line sepsis
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(South Korean idol fandom) A group of people born in a certain year (liners).
Maknae line; hyung line; 97 line
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(obsolete) Flax; linen, particularly the longer fiber of flax.
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(transitive) To place (objects) into a line (usually used with "up"); to form into a line; to align.
To line troops
Some more, please
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(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
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(transitive) To form a line along.
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(transitive) To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines.
To line a copy book
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(railroading) To align (one or more switches) to direct a train onto a particular track.
The dispatcher lined the switches at Pickle interlocking for the freight turnout to clear the train into the passing track before the express arrived.
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To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.
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(transitive) To read or repeat line by line.
To line out a hymn
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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.
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(transitive) To track (wild bees) to their nest by following their line of flight.
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(transitive) To measure.
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(transitive) To cover the inner surface of (something), originally especially with linen.
The bird lines its nest with soft grass.
To line a cloak with silk or fur
To line a box with paper or tin
Paintings lined the walls of the cavernous dining room
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To reinforce (the back of a book) with glue and glued scrap material such as fabric or paper.
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(transitive) To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money.
To line the shelves
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To copulate with, to impregnate.
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Flax; linen.
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The longer and finer fiber of flax.
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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.
Who so layeth lines for to latch fowls.
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A more or less threadlike mark of pen, pencil, or graver; any long mark; as, a chalk line.
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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.
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Direction; as, the line of sight or vision.
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A row of letters, words, etc., written or printed; esp., a row of words extending across a page or column.
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A short letter; a note; as, a line from a friend.
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A verse, or the words which form a certain number of feet, according to the measure.
In the preceding line Ulysses speaks of Nausicaa.
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Course of conduct, thought, occupation, or policy; method of argument; department of industry, trade, or intellectual activity.
He is uncommonly powerful in his own line, but it is not the line of a first-rate man.
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That which has length, but not breadth or thickness.
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The exterior limit of a figure, plat, or territory; boundary; contour; outline.
Eden stretched her lineFrom Auran eastward to the royal towersOf great Seleucia.
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A threadlike crease marking the face or the hand; hence, characteristic mark.
Though on his brow were graven lines austere.
He tipples palmistry, and dinesOn all her fortune-telling lines.
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Lineament; feature; figure.
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A straight row; a continued series or rank; as, a line of houses, or of soldiers; a line of barriers.
Unite thy forces and attack their lines.
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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.
Of his lineage am I, and his offspringBy very line, as of the stock real.
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A connected series of public conveyances, and hence, an established arrangement for forwarding merchandise, etc.; as, a line of stages; an express line.
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A circle of latitude or of longitude, as represented on a map.
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A long tape, or a narrow ribbon of steel, etc., marked with subdivisions, as feet and inches, for measuring; a tapeline.
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A measuring line or cord.
He marketh it out with a line.
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That which was measured by a line, as a field or any piece of land set apart; hence, allotted place of abode.
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
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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.
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Instruction; doctrine.
Their line is gone out through all the earth.
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The track and roadbed of a railway; railroad.
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A row of men who are abreast of one another, whether side by side or some distance apart; - opposed to column.
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A trench or rampart.
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Line

Form of a vessel as shown by the outlines of vertical, horizontal, and oblique sections.
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Line

One of the straight horizontal and parallel prolonged strokes on and between which the notes are placed.
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Line

A number of shares taken by a jobber.
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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.
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The wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, or the whole of a system of telegraph wires under one management and name.
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The reins with which a horse is guided by his driver.
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A measure of length; one twelfth of an inch.
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To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin.
The inside lined with rich carnation silk.
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To put something in the inside of; to fill; to supply, as a purse with money.
The charge amounteth very high for any one man's purse, except lined beyond ordinary, to reach unto.
Till coffee has her stomach lined.
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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.
Line and new repair our towns of warWith men of courage and with means defendant.
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To impregnate; - applied to brute animals.
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To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book.
He had a healthy color in his cheeks, and his face, though lined, bore few traces of anxiety.
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To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray.
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To read or repeat line by line; as, to line out a hymn.
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.
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To form into a line; to align; as, to line troops.
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A formation of people or things one beside another;
The line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
They were arrayed in line of battle
The cast stood in line for the curtain call
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A mark that is long relative to its width;
He drew a line on the chart
The substance produced characteristic lines on the spectroscope
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A formation of people or things one behind another;
The line stretched clear around the corner
You must wait in a long line at the checkout counter
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A length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
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Text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen;
The letter consisted of three short lines
There are six lines in every stanza
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Line

A single frequency (or very narrow band) of radiation in a spectrum
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A fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops);
They attacked the enemy's line
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The methodical process of logical reasoning;
I can't follow your line of reasoning
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A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
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A connected series of events or actions or developments;
The government took a firm course
Historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available
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A spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
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A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface;
His face has many lines
Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles
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A pipe used to transport liquids or gases;
A pipeline runs from the wells to the seaport
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The road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
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A telephone connection
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Line

Acting in conformity;
In line with
He got out of line
Toe the line
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The descendants of one individual;
His entire lineage has been warriors
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Something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible;
A washing line
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The principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;
He's not in my line of business
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In games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
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(often plural) a means of communication or access;
It must go through official channels
Lines of communication were set up between the two firms
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A particular kind of product or merchandise;
A nice line of shoes
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A commercial organization serving as a common carrier
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Space for one line of print (one column wide and 1/14 inch deep) used to measure advertising
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The maximum credit that a customer is allowed
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A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;
She was humming an air from Beethoven
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A short personal letter;
Drop me a line when you get there
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A conceptual separation or demarcation;
There is a narrow line between sanity and insanity
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Mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
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Be in line with; form a line along;
Trees line the riverbank
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Cover the interior of (garments);
Line the gloves
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Line

Make a mark or lines on a surface;
Draw a line
Trace the outline of a figure in the sand
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Mark with lines;
Sorrow had lined his face
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Fill plentifully;
Line one's pockets
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Reinforce with fabric;
Lined books are more enduring
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A line is a long, thin mark on a surface.
She drew a straight line on the paper.
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In literature, a line refers to text on a page.
The first line of the poem was captivating.
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A line can signify a queue or sequence.
There was a long line at the ticket counter.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

How are lanes used in sports?

In sports, lanes are specific tracks or paths assigned to each competitor.
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Can line refer to text?

Yes, in literature, a line refers to a row of words on a page.
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Is a lane wider than a line?

Generally, yes. A lane is a broader path for travel, while a line is a thin mark.
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What is the purpose of lines in drawing?

Lines in drawing are used to create shapes, forms, and textures.
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What is a bike lane?

A bike lane is a designated part of the road for bicycles.
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Are lanes always on roads?

No, lanes can also be paths in sports, shipping routes, or even metaphorical paths in life.
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Can lines be three-dimensional?

Lines are typically two-dimensional, but in art, they can create the illusion of three-dimensionality.
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What's a finishing line?

A finishing line is a line marking the end of a race.
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What is a lane in traffic?

In traffic, a lane is a subdivision of a road designated for specific types of vehicles or movement.
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What does 'crossing the line' mean?

'Crossing the line' metaphorically means going beyond acceptable behavior.
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What does 'reading between the lines' mean?

It means understanding the implicit or hidden meaning in a text.
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What's a memory lane?

Memory lane is a metaphorical lane representing nostalgic recollection.
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What's a lane departure warning in cars?

It's a safety feature alerting drivers when their vehicle is leaving its lane.
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Are lines always visible?

Not always. Lines can be implied or invisible, like in conceptual diagrams.
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Can lanes change in width?

Yes, lanes can vary in width based on their usage and location.
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Can lines be curved?

Yes, lines can be straight, curved, wavy, or any form in between.
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Can a line be a symbol in mathematics?

Yes, in mathematics, a line is a fundamental concept representing a continuous set of points.
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Do all roads have lanes?

Most modern roads have lanes, but some narrow or rural roads may not.
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Do lines have a standard thickness?

The thickness of lines can vary depending on their purpose and context.
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Can lanes be temporary?

Yes, temporary lanes are often set up in construction zones or during events.
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December 25, 2023
"Happen" refers to events or actions taking place, often with an unplanned or casual connotation, while "occur" implies events or phenomena that take place, often with a more formal or scientific tone.
FHSS vs. DSSSFHSS vs. DSSS
Shumaila SaeedShumaila Saeed
February 25, 2024
FHSS (Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum) uses rapid frequency changes within a band. DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) spreads signals over a wider frequency using a code.
2 Pole Motors vs. 4 Pole Motors2 Pole Motors vs. 4 Pole Motors
Shumaila SaeedShumaila Saeed
December 25, 2023
2 Pole Motors have one pair of magnetic poles and run at higher speeds, while 4 Pole Motors have two pairs of poles and operate at lower speeds, offering higher torque.
Contact Force vs. Field ForceContact Force vs. Field Force
Shumaila SaeedShumaila Saeed
December 25, 2023
Contact Force is a force applied through physical contact, while Field Force acts over a distance without physical contact.
NM3 vs. M3NM3 vs. M3
Hifza NasirHifza Nasir
April 19, 2024
NM3 measures gas volume under Normal conditions (0°C and 1.01325 bar), while M3 measures volume under the conditions at which it is measured, without standard adjustment.
Shall vs. Shall beShall vs. Shall be
Shumaila SaeedShumaila Saeed
February 14, 2024
"Shall" is a modal verb used to indicate future action or a strong intention, while "shall be" is its future tense form, often implying a sense of obligation or inevitability.
Cache Memory vs. Main MemoryCache Memory vs. Main Memory
Hifza NasirHifza Nasir
May 18, 2024
Cache memory is a fast, volatile memory for quick access to frequently used data, enhancing processor speed. Main memory (RAM) is a larger, slower volatile memory for currently used data and programs.
Interviewer vs. IntervieweeInterviewer vs. Interviewee
Shumaila SaeedShumaila Saeed
December 25, 2023
The interviewer conducts the interview, asking questions and guiding the conversation, while the interviewee is the one responding and being evaluated.
Benzyl Chloride vs. Benzoyl ChlorideBenzyl Chloride vs. Benzoyl Chloride
Shumaila SaeedShumaila Saeed
January 3, 2024
Benzyl Chloride is a chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbon used in organic synthesis, while Benzoyl Chloride is an acyl chloride used as a reagent in chemistry.
Term vs. SemesterTerm vs. Semester
Shumaila SaeedShumaila Saeed
December 25, 2023
Term is a general period for any division of the academic year, while Semester specifically refers to half of an academic year.
2chan vs. 4chan2chan vs. 4chan
Shumaila SaeedShumaila Saeed
February 1, 2024
2chan is a Japanese imageboard primarily for sharing images and discussion. 4chan is an English-language imageboard with a diverse range of topics and more international user base.
Lubuntu vs. XubuntuLubuntu vs. Xubuntu
Shumaila SaeedShumaila Saeed
December 25, 2023
Lubuntu is a lightweight Ubuntu variant using LXQt, while Xubuntu is a Ubuntu variant using the XFCE desktop, both offering different user experiences and performance.

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