There are 2 main definitions of lawn in English:

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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.

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  • This is an alteration of dialect laund ‘glade, pasture’, from Old French launde ‘wooded district, heath’, of Celtic origin. The current use for short mown grass dates from the mid 18th century. The lawn (Middle English) that is a fine fabric is probably from Laon, the name of a city in France important for linen manufacture.

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.

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  • This is an alteration of dialect laund ‘glade, pasture’, from Old French launde ‘wooded district, heath’, of Celtic origin. The current use for short mown grass dates from the mid 18th century. The lawn (Middle English) that is a fine fabric is 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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