Meaning of LAWN in English


I. ˈlȯn, ˈlän noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Laon, town in northern France

1. : a sheer plainwoven cotton or linen fabric that is given various finishes (as semicrisp) when used for clothing


[so called from the use of the fabric lawn for the sleeves of an Anglican bishop's offical dress]

: the office or dignity of a bishop


a. : a lawn or silk sieve

b. : a brass or copper sieve of fine texture

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to screen (as pigment) through a lawn or silk screen

III. noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: alteration of laund

1. archaic

a. : an open space between woods : glade

b. : a level stretch on a mountainside

2. : ground covered with grass and not tilled ; especially : ground covered with fine grass kept closely mowed especially in front of or about a house or as part of a garden or park

IV. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to make into or like a lawn

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