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[ leens ]
/ lĩs /


a city in E Brazil.



Definition for lins (2 of 4)


[ lin ]
/ lɪn /


Definition for lins (3 of 4)


[ lin ]
/ lɪn /


Maya Ying [mah-yuh ying] /ˈmɑ yə ˈyɪŋ/, born 1959, U.S. architect and sculptor.
a female given name, form of Caroline or Carolyn.

Definition for lins (4 of 4)


or lin

[ lin ]
/ lɪn /

noun Chiefly Scot.

a waterfall or torrent of rushing water in a river or stream.
a pool of water, especially at the foot of a waterfall.
a steep ravine or precipice.

Origin of linn

before 1000; conflation of Old English hlynn torrent (not recorded in ME), and Scots Gaelic linne, cognate with Irish linn, Welsh llyn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lins

  • Immediately a boat rose from the lake, and Lins wife, stepping into it, vanished from sight like a bird on the wing.

    Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Volumes I and II)|Songling Pu
  • These proverbs have always old words in them; lins is leave off.

    The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
  • There was then a call for Chih-cheng, upon which a young waiting-maid came forward and stood quite close to Mr. Lins head.

British Dictionary definitions for lins


/ (lɪn) /

noun mainly Scot

a waterfall or a pool at the foot of it
a ravine or precipice

Word Origin for linn

C16: probably from a confusion of two words, Scottish Gaelic linne pool and Old English hlynn torrent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012