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Noun
/ˈlīfˌlīn/,
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lifelines, plural;
  1. A rope or line used for life-saving, typically one thrown to rescue someone in difficulties in water or one used by sailors to secure themselves to a boat

  2. A line used by a diver for sending signals to the surface

  3. A thing that is essential for the continued existence of someone or something or that provides a means of escape from a difficult situation
    • - fertility treatment can seem like a lifeline to childless couples
  4. (in palmistry) A line on the palm of a person's hand, regarded as indicating how long they will live


  1. line of life: a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
  2. support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection); "the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin"; "she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"
  3. line that raises or lowers a deep-sea diver
  4. line thrown from a vessel that people can cling to in order to save themselves from drowning
  5. Lifeline is an album by Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals. The album was recorded in Paris in the fall of 2006 after the lengthy European leg of the Both Sides of the Gun tour. ...
  6. "Lifeline" is the second single by Brooke Fraser from her debut album What to Do with Daylight. It was the first single released by Fraser in Australia.
  7. Lifeline is a free, 24 hour telephone counselling service in Australia. Volunteer counsellors provide suicide prevention, crisis support and mental health services via telephone. This service can be accessed by calling 13 11 14 within Australia.
  8. Lifeline is the fourth EP and eighth overall release by Jesu. It was released on CD on October 4, 2007 in Japan, and October 23, 2007 in America. In 2009, popular music publication Pitchfork Media cited "Lifeline" as "the best non-collaborative release in Broadrick's unwieldy discography."
  9. Lifeline is a character from the toy line, comic books and cartoon series of the 1980s. He is the G.I. Joe team's rescue trooper and debuted in 1986.
  10. LifeLine is Indiana's first critical care transport system in the state, commencing air medical transport operations in 1979 from Methodist Hospital Indianapolis. Since that time, LifeLine has flown more than 30,000 accident-free patient transports.
  11. Lifeline is the fourth album released by singer-songwriter Iris DeMent, released in 2004, eight years since her previous recording The Way I Should.
  12. A line to which a drowning or falling victim may cling to; A means or route for transporting indispensable supplies; A source of salvation in a crisis; On the deck of a boat, a line into which one can attach himself to stay aboard on rough seas
  13. (lifelines) Structures that are important or critical for urban functionality. Examples are roadways, pipelines, power lines, sewers, communications, and port facilities.
  14. "Lifelines" are made of wire or chain installed above the toe rail connected between stanchion's (posts used to support the lifeline). If they are made of a solid material they are called life-rails. They are used to help keep people from falling overboard.
  15. (Lifelines) Public facilities and systems that provide basic life support services such as water, energy, sanitation, communications and transportation.
  16. (Lifelines) or railings, erected around the edge of weather decks, are all technically called lifelines, although they may have different proper names.
  17. (lifelines) the wire safety ropes that run along the outer edge of the deck
  18. Safety lines on deck that are grabbed to prevent falling overboard.
  19. A line running between the bow and the stern of a boat to which the crew can attach themselves to prevent them from being separated from the boat.
  20. A residential rate for a specified block of energy that is priced below the allocated cost of service.
  21. A safety rope attached to a caver negotiating a difficult or risky situation.
  22. Discounted telephone services for qualified low-income customers.
  23. connects the wearer of a lifejacket with a harness to the boat, recommended for singlehanded, night and offshore boating.
  24. a non-residential community-based effort to address the problems of addictions, using the Living Free model
  25. Lifeline and Link Up are two programs sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that provide telecommunications service discounts to low income households. Lifeline provides a discount off the monthly rate for a single telephone line.