Lining Lin"ing (l[imac]n"[i^]ng), n. [See {Line} to cover the in side.] 1. The act of one who lines; the act or process of making lines, or of inserting a lining. [1913 Webster]

2. That which covers the inner surface of anything, as of a garment or a box; also, the contents of anything. [1913 Webster]

The lining of his coffers shall make coats To deck our soldiers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lining — lin|ing [ˈlaınıŋ] n [U and C] ↑heel, ↑upper, ↑toe, ↑lace, ↑lining, ↑sole 1.) a piece of material that covers the inside of something, especially a piece of clothing →↑lined ▪ a jacket with a silk lining →every cloud has a silver lining …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lining — UK [ˈlaɪnɪŋ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms lining : singular lining plural linings 1) a piece of cloth that is fastened to the inside of something such as clothes or curtains to make them warmer or thicker gloves with a wool lining …   English dictionary

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