lawn

1
[ lawn ]
/ lɔn /

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.

Origin of lawn

1
1250–1300; Middle English launde < Middle French lande glade < Celtic; compare Breton lann heath. See land

Related forms

lawn·y, adjective

Definition for lawn (2 of 2)

lawn

2
[ lawn ]
/ lɔn /

noun

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

Origin of lawn

2
1375–1425; late Middle English lawnd, laun, perhaps named after Laon, where linen-making once flourished

Related forms

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

lawn

1
/ (lɔːn) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

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)

lawn

2
/ (lɔːn) /

noun

a fine linen or cotton fabric, used for clothing

Derived Forms

lawny, adjective

Word Origin for lawn

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