lining

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[ lahy-ning ]
/ ˈlaɪ nɪŋ /

noun

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.

Origin of lining

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First recorded in 1375–1425, lining is from the late Middle English word lynyng.See line2, -ing1

Definition for lining (2 of 2)

lining2
[ lahy-ning ]
/ ˈlaɪ nɪŋ /

noun

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.

Origin of lining

2
First recorded in 1565–75; line1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for lining

lining
/ (ˈlaɪnɪŋ) /

noun

  1. material used to line a garment, curtain, etc
  2. (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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Idioms and Phrases with lining

lining

see silver lining.

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