(often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"
a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point
a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
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"
persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress; "`let me show you my etchings' is a rather worn line"; "he has a smooth line but I didn't fall for it"; "that salesman must have practiced his fast line of talk"
the principal activity in your life that you
ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"
an ability that has been acquired by training
move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
exchange or give (something) in exchange for
an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter"