Meaning of LINING in English

I. ˈlīniŋ, -nēŋ noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from gerund of linen to line (as a cloak)

1. : material or an arrangement of material used to line something: as

a. : a layer (as of fabric) inserted under, usually following the lines of, and made temporarily or permanently fast to the principal material of a garment

a coat with a warm fur lining

— see liner II 2g


(1) : the material used in reinforcing the backbone of a book

(2) : pastedown

(3) : a sheet of paper or other material placed immediately under a pastedown

c. : lining leather

d. or lining cloth : extra canvas sewed on a part of a sail exposed to chafing

e. : an attached or loose sheet or an applied coating on all or part of the inner surfaces of a container

2. archaic : contents

3. linings plural , now dialect England : underclothes ; especially : drawers

4. : the act of providing something with a lining : the process of inserting a lining

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: from gerund of line (IV)

1. : an act or instance or the process of lining:

a. : the fixing of boundaries of estates in a burgh in Scotland by the lines ; also : the erection or alteration of a building by permission of a dean of guild

b. : ordering in a line or lines : alignment

c. : marking or tracing lines on a surface

d. : fishing with hook and line — often used in combination

made his living hand- lining

e. : measuring or checking with a line

2. : a product of lining ; especially : ornamentation in the form of narrow lines

wheels brightened with crimson lining

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