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.

Nearby words

  1. lawks,
  2. lawless,
  3. lawlessly,
  4. lawmaker,
  5. lawman,
  6. lawn bowling,
  7. lawn chair,
  8. lawn mower,
  9. lawn party,
  10. lawn sleeves

Origin of lawn

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

Related formslawn·y, adjective

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 formslawn·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for lawn

lawn

1
/ (lɔːn) /

noun

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

noun

a fine linen or cotton fabric, used for clothing
Derived Formslawny, adjective

Word Origin for lawn

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

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Word Origin and History for lawn
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