Line or lines may refer to:
* Line (geometry), an infinitely-extending one-dimensional figure that has no curvature
* a length of rope, cable or chain when put to use (such as a clothesline, anchor line)
* a line or queue of people waiting in a queue area
* a line of text in writing
* "The Line", i.e. the equator, marked as a distinctive horizontal line on maps of the world
* Line (text file), a unit of organization for text files
**Lines (punishment), punishment by forced writing of text
* relationships in genetics and genealogy, such as Lineage (evolution) and kinship and descent
* LINEs is also a abbreviation for Long interspersed nuclear element in genomics.
* lines of cocaine
* Lines (video game)
*A one-, two- or three-line whip, a notice issued by a Chief Whip in the UK parliament
* A "straight line" is used to set up a joke, while the punch line completes it.


*Dick Lines (born 1938), former Canadian baseball player
*Richard D. Lines, American amateur astronomer

In science and technology

* Line (electrical engineering), a circuit or loop
** a power line for electric power transmission
** "line power", domestic mains electricity
** Telephone line
** RF transmission line
* Line (video), a measure of video display resolution or image resolution
* "line", former name of the unit of magnetic flux, the Maxwell (unit)
* Line (length), an obsolete unit of length equal to one-twelfth or one-tenth of an inch

In transport

* a railway line
* Shipping line, a company engaged in sea transport
* Airline
* A bus line, see List of bus operating companies

In business

* Line function, a business activity
* Product lining, in marketing

In the military

* Line (formation), a standard tactical formation of forces
**Line infantry, a line formation of infantrymen who were part of the "Line Regiments"
* Line of battle, in naval warfare, a line of warships, hence "ship of the line"

In sport

* In water sports: small rope
* The point spread in spread betting
* In cricket, the direction of a delivery, see line and length
* Offensive line or defensive line in American football
* Racing line, in auto racing, a path taken through a corner
* In kiting: Kite line

In the arts

*"Line" (play), a long-running play written by Israel Horovitz
*Lines (Emily Brontë poem), written in December 1837
*"Lines", abbreviation for "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798," a poem by William Wordsworth

The abbreviation LINE

* Marine Corps LINE combat system, a martial arts system
* LINEs(Long interspersed nuclear elements), a type of retrotransposon in the human genome

ee also

*Division of Lyne, Australian electorial district
*Lyne (surname)
*Lyne, Denmark (town)
*Liner (disambiguation)

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