something that is used to line another thing; a layer of material on the inner side or surface of something.
Bookbinding. the material used to strengthen the back of a book after the sheets have been folded, backed, and sewed.
the act or process of lining something.
Other definitions for lining (2 of 2)
the act of marking or ornamenting a surface with lines.
a design or ornamentation composed of lines.
Printing. a system of designing type so that all characters of the same point size, regardless of font, will align with one another.
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How to use lining in a sentence
The PrimaLoft Gold insulation along with wool blend lining will help keep hands warm and dry.Best winter gloves: Our picks for touch screen gloves, ski gloves, and more | PopSci Commerce Team | February 2, 2021 | Popular-Science
This acts more like a nonremovable midlayer than it does a lining, adding little more than bulk and discomfort.
It is made of cordura, spandex, and webbing with softer lining to make it comfortable.This new harness lets military dogs parachute safely and with style | Christina Mackenzie | January 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
The inner lining and ear loops stay cool on your skin no matter how hot it gets, and the whole thing is structured to stay off your face so you don’t suck it into your mouth while breathing hard.
With their mix of EcoTan sheepskin and a recycled wool-polyester blend in the lining, they provide warmth without the sweatiness that so often follows.
These are dark times for network TV, but experiments like Galavant are the silver lining.
Heavily armed Simbas had already arrived at the missionary house and were lining up families in the backyard for execution.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Air Force official noted that there is a silver lining that comes with the news that ISIS is become more difficult to target.
One silver lining for Obama may be on the issue of a new congressional authorization for war against ISIS.Republican Hawks Already Have a War Plan for ISIS, Ukraine, and Obama | Eli Lake | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But even if they fail at that, beating this quintet would make for a huge silver lining.
"It will go through, if I live," calmly replied Harry, as he carefully concealed the message in the lining of his coat.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
When pure and of close hard grain it is used as a refractory for lining furnaces, especially those designed for anthracite.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
He was referring to the value of asbestos millboard as a lining for fireproof cases and deed boxes.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
Against the restless alders turning their white lining to the storm the house looked singularly desolate.Summer | Edith Wharton
It has one advantage—the lining does not require to be taken out, and it only requires a little trouble.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for lining
material used to line a garment, curtain, etc
(as modifier): lining satin
a material, such as mull or brown paper, used to strengthen the back of a book
civil engineering a layer of concrete, brick, or timber, etc, used in canals to prevent them leaking or in tunnels or shafts to prevent them falling in
any material used as an interior covering
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lining
see silver lining.
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