Lawn Lawn, n. [Earlier laune lynen, i. e., lawn linen; prob. from the town Laon in France.] A very fine linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric with a rather open texture. Lawn is used for the sleeves of a bishop's official dress in the English Church, and, figuratively, stands for the office itself. [1913 Webster]

A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lawn — (l[add]n), n. [OE. laund, launde, F. lande heath, moor; of Celtic origin; cf. W. llan an open, clear place, llawnt a smooth rising hill, lawn, Armor. lann or lan territory, country, lann a prickly plant, pl. lannou heath, moor.] 1. An open space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lawn — [ lɔn ] noun count or uncount ** an area of grass that is cut short, especially in someone s yard: mow/cut the lawn: The lawn needs mowing again. Let s have lunch on the lawn …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lawn — [lo:n US lo:n] n [Sense: 1; Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: launde open space between woods ] [Sense: 2; Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Laon, town in northern France where such cloth was made] 1.) [U and C] an area of ground in a garden or park… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lawn — Lawn, TX U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 353 Housing Units (2000): 162 Land area (2000): 0.564349 sq. miles (1.461656 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.564349 sq. miles (1.461656 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • lawn — lȯn, län n a relatively even layer of bacteria covering the surface of a culture medium * * * (lawn) (lahn) an area sown with a thick growth of a living substance …   Medical dictionary

  • lawn — Ⅰ. lawn [1] ► NOUN ▪ an area of mown grass in a garden or park. DERIVATIVES lawned adjective. ORIGIN Old French launde wooded district, heath . Ⅱ. lawn [2] ► …   English terms dictionary

  • lawn — lawn1 [lôn] n. [ME launde < OFr, heath < Bret lann, heath, country: see LAND] 1. land covered with grass kept closely mowed, esp. in front of or around a house 2. the grass itself [to mow the lawn] 3. Archaic an open space in a forest;… …   English World dictionary

  • lawn — lawn. См. газон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Lawn — (spr. laon), engl. Bezeichnung für leichte leinene oder baumwollene Stoffe …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • lawn — [n] cultivated area of green grass backyard, garden, grass, grassplot, green, park, plot, terrace, yard; concepts 509,513,517 …   New thesaurus

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