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lawn1

Syllabification: lawn
Pronunciation: /lôn
 
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noun

An area of short, mown grass in a yard, garden, or park.
Example sentences
  • In my yard, several square yards of lawn disappear each year to make room for more rosebushes.
  • It is the most shaded area of the garden so lawn was never going to be very successful.
  • At the moment the gardens are mainly in lawn with a patio area, mature trees and shrubs.
Synonyms
grass, yard, front yard, backyard, dooryard

Origin

mid 16th century: alteration of dialect laund 'glade, pasture', from Old French launde 'wooded district, heath', of Celtic origin. The current sense dates from the mid 18th century.

Derivatives

lawned

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adjective
Example sentences
  • A much improved and spacious three bedroomed family house with good-sized sunny lawned rear garden.
  • Outside are extensive lawned gardens with superb views to the north western fells of the Lake District.
  • Steps and cobbled walkways lead down through the gardens from the farmhouses to the lawned pool terrace.

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lawn2

Syllabification: lawn
Pronunciation: /lôn
 
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noun

A fine linen or cotton fabric used for making clothes.
Example sentences
  • Spliced with a dash of crisp white linen or lawn cotton, though, it becomes sharp, chic and seductive.
  • I can't visit without buying at least two printed cotton lawn quilts at give away prices.
  • Her white lawn dress with sprigs of green flowers fit tightly at the waist and cascaded to the floor.

Origin

Middle English: probably from Laon, the name of a city in France important for linen manufacture.

Derivatives

lawny

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adjective

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