Meaning of LAWN in English


lawn 1

— lawny , adj.

/lawn/ , n.

1. a stretch of open, grass-covered land, esp. one closely mowed, as near a house, on an estate, or in a park.

2. Archaic. a glade.

[ 1250-1300; ME launde lande glade lann heath. See LAND ]

lawn 2

— lawny , adj.

/lawn/ , n.

a thin or sheer linen or cotton fabric, either plain or printed.

[ 1375-1425; late ME lawnd, laun, perh. named after LAON, where linen-making once flourished ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .