Meaning of LAWN in English


lawn /lɔːn $ lɒːn/ BrE AmE noun

[ Sense 1: Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: launde 'open space between woods' ]

[ Sense 2: Date: 1400-1500 ; Origin: Laon , town in northern France where such cloth was made ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] an area of ground in a garden or park that is covered with short grass:

I spent all morning mowing the lawn (=cutting the grass) .

a carefully tended lawn

2 . [uncountable] a fine cloth made from cotton or ↑ linen

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■ areas and structures in a garden

▪ lawn [countable] an area of short grass in a garden:

They were sitting on the front lawn of the house.

▪ flowerbed [countable] an area of ground where you grow flowers:

The flowerbeds were well maintained.

▪ rockery [countable] British English an area of a garden where there are rocks with small flowers growing between them

▪ hedge [countable] a row of small bushes or trees growing close together, used for dividing one garden from another:

a beech hedge

▪ vegetable patch/plot [countable] ( also kitchen garden British English ) a part of a garden where you grow vegetables

▪ patio [countable] a flat stone area next to a house, where people sit outside

▪ decking [uncountable] a flat wooden area in a garden, where people can sit

▪ pond [countable] a small area of water in a garden

▪ water feature [countable] a small pool or structure with water running through it, used to make a garden look more attractive

▪ greenhouse [countable] a glass building where you can grow plants that need protection from the weather

▪ shed [countable] a small wooden building in a garden, where you can store things

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.