Line, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lined p. pr. & vb. n. Lining.]
1. 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. --W. Browne.
2. 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. --Carew.
Till coffee has her stomach lined. --Swift.
3. 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 war
With men of courage and with means defendant. --Shak.
4. To impregnate; -- applied to brute animals.
Lined gold, gold foil having a lining of another metal.
1. The act of one who lines; the act or process of making lines, or of inserting a lining.
2. That which covers the inner surface of anything, as of a garment or a box; also, the contents of anything.
The lining of his coffers shall make coats
To deck our soldiers. --Shak.
n 1: a protective covering that protects an inside surface
2: a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a
garment [syn: liner]
3: providing something with a surface of a different material
4: the act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or