A mark with length and direction(-s). An element of art which refers to the continuous mark made on some surface by a moving point. Types of line include: vertical, horizontal, diagonal, straight or ruled, curved, bent, angular, thin, thick or wide, interrupted (dotted, dashed, broken, etc.), blurred or fuzzy, controlled, freehand, parallel, hatching, meandering, and spiraling. Often it defines a space, and may create an outline or contour, define a silhouette; create patterns, or movement, and the illusion of mass or volume. It may be two-dimensional (as with pencil on paper) three-dimensional (as with wire) or implied (the edge of a shape or form).

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  • Line — Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A linen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Line 1 — or 1 line may refer to: Public transport Asia China Line 1, Beijing Subway, subway line in Beijing Line 1, Guangzhou Metro, metro line in Guangzhou, Guangdong Line 1 (Shanghai), a metro line of Shanghai Metro, Shanghai, China Japan Kūkō Line… …   Wikipedia

  • Line 2 — or 2 Line can refer to: Contents 1 Public transport 1.1 Asia 1.2 Europe 1.3 Americas 2 Politic …   Wikipedia

  • Line — (l[imac]n), v. t. 1. To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book. [1913 Webster] He had a healthy color in his cheeks, and his face, though lined, bore few traces of anxiety. Dickens. [1913 Webster] 2. To represent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Line 6 — and similar can refer to the following: Route 6 (Baltimore), a bus route Line 6, Beijing Subway, a subway line in Beijing, China 6 (New York City Subway service) Mexico City Metro Line 6 Line 6 (Madrid Metro) Seoul Subway Line 6 Line 6, Shanghai… …   Wikipedia

  • Line — Line, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lined} (l[imac]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lining}.] [See {Line} flax.] 1. To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin. [1913 Webster] The inside lined with rich… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Line-up — Lineup Line up (l[imac]n [u^]p), n. 1. The members of a team who are scheduled to play a game. [PJC] 2. Specifically: The formation of football players before the start or a restart of play. [PJC] 3. Specifically: (baseball) a list of batters in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Line up — (or line up) may refer to * a queue of waiting people * a police lineup (or identity parade) of suspects * the roster of a sports team at a given time ** batting order in baseball ** the starting position in polocrosse * the members of a music… …   Wikipedia

  • Line — (l[imac]n), n. [OE. lin. See {Linen}.] 1. Flax; linen. [Obs.] Garments made of line. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. The longer and finer fiber of flax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Line em Up — is a pricing game on the American television game show The Price Is Right . Debuting on March 10,1998, it is played for a car plus three additional prizes one worth between $10 and $98, and two worth between $300 and $1,000. The game was created… …   Wikipedia

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