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lawn

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[ lawn ]
/ lɔn /
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noun
a stretch of open, grass-covered land, especially one closely mowed, as near a house, on an estate, or in a park.
Archaic. a glade.
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Origin of lawn

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1250–1300; Middle English launde<Middle French lande glade <Celtic; compare Breton lann heath. See land

OTHER WORDS FROM lawn

lawny, adjective

Other definitions for lawn (2 of 2)

lawn2
[ lawn ]
/ lɔn /

noun
a thin or sheer linen or cotton fabric, either plain or printed.

Origin of lawn

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1375–1425; late Middle English lawnd, laun, perhaps named after Laon, where linen-making once flourished

OTHER WORDS FROM lawn

lawny, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lawn (1 of 2)

lawn1
/ (lɔːn) /

noun
a flat and usually level area of mown and cultivated grass
an archaic or dialect word for glade

Derived forms of lawn

lawny, adjective

Word Origin for lawn

C16: changed form of C14 launde, from Old French lande, of Celtic origin; compare Breton lann heath; related to land

British Dictionary definitions for lawn (2 of 2)

lawn2
/ (lɔːn) /

noun
a fine linen or cotton fabric, used for clothing

Derived forms of lawn

lawny, adjective

Word Origin for lawn

C15: probably from Laon, a town in France where linen was made
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