lint
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. a. a soft fleecy material made from linen usually by scraping b. fuzz consisting especially of fine ravelings and short fibers of yarn and fabric 2. a fibrous coat of thick convoluted hairs borne by cotton seeds that yields the cotton staple • lintless adjectivelinty adjective

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  • Lint — may mean: * Fibrous coat of thick hairs covering the seeds of the cotton plant * Fuzzy fluff that accumulates on various fabrics, which can be removed via a lint roller * Fibers that become trapped in the lint filter of a clothes dryer * Navel… …   Wikipedia

  • Lint — bezeichnet eine Baureihe von Nahverkehrs Dieseltriebwagen, siehe Alstom Coradia LINT ein Werkzeug zur statischen Code Analyse, siehe Lint (Programmierwerkzeug) eine Gemeinde in Belgien, siehe Lint (Belgien) Lint ist der Familien bzw. Künstlername …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lint — (l[i^]nt), n. [AS. l[=i]net flax, hemp, fr. l[=i]n flax; or, perh. borrowed fr. L. linteum a linen cloth, linen, from linteus linen, a., fr. linum flax, lint. See {Linen}.] 1. Flax. [1913 Webster] 2. Linen scraped or otherwise made into a soft,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lint — (text.) s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  LINT s.n. Nume dat fibrelor lungi de bumbac rezultate după egrenare. [< engl. lint]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 18.05.2005. Sursa: DN  LÍNT s. n. fibre lungi de bumbac,… …   Dicționar Român

  • lint- — *lint germ.?, Substantiv: nhd. Leinen ( Neutrum), Leinwand; ne. linen (Neutrum); Rekontruktionsbasis: as., ahd.; Interferenz: Lehnwort lat. linteum; Etymologie: s …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • lint — [lint] n. [ME linnet, prob. < lin, linen: see LINE2] 1. scraped and softened linen formerly used as a dressing for wounds 2. cotton fiber used to make yarn 3. the waste cotton remaining after ginning 4. a) bits of thread, r …   English World dictionary

  • lint — [lınt] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: linum flax, linen ; LINE1] 1.) especially AmE soft light pieces of thread or wool that come off cotton, wool, or other material British Equivalent: fluff 2.) BrE soft cotton material used for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lint — [ lınt ] noun uncount 1. ) AMERICAN small pieces of thread or wool that come off cloth or clothes 2. ) MAINLY BRITISH soft cloth, used for protecting a cut or burn on your skin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Lint — (engl.), gezupfte Leinwand, Scharpie; auch ein flanellartiges Gewebe aus Baumwolle, zur Darstellung von medikamentösen Linten (Karbollint, Borlint [s.d.]) etc …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lint — (n.) late 14c., flax prepared for spinning, also refuse of flax used as kindling, somehow from the source of O.E. lin flax (see LINEN (Cf. linen)), perhaps from or by influence of M.Fr. linette grain of flax, dim. of lin flax, from L. linum flax …   Etymology dictionary

  • lint — ► NOUN 1) short, fine fibres which separate from cloth or yarn during processing. 2) Brit. a fabric with a raised nap on one side, used for dressing wounds. 3) the fibrous material of a cotton boll. DERIVATIVES linty adjective. ORIGIN originally… …   English terms dictionary

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