- A huge number of links to this disambiguation page should point to one of the pages listed below, or perhaps to some page that should be listed below but is not yet. Please help fix these.
The word line apparently derives from the Latin linum, meaning flax plant from which linen is produced; at one time, a stretched linen thread was the most reliable way to determine a straight line. Also see liner and lining .
The word line can refer to:
- a "straight line", in the geometric sense; see line (mathematics);
- a length of rope;
- a queue area;
- a line of written, printed, or spoken text;
- a product line, in marketing;
- an obsolete unit of measurement, equal to one-twelfth of an imperial inch;
- a circuit (or loop) in electrical engineering;
- a telephone line.