noun \ˈln, ˈlän\

Definition of LAWN

archaic :  an open space between woods :  glade
:  ground (as around a house or in a garden or park) that is covered with grass and is kept mowed
:  a relatively even layer of bacteria covering the surface of a culture medium
lawn or lawny \ˈl-nē, ˈlä-\ adjective

Origin of LAWN

Middle English launde, from Anglo-French land, launde wood, unwooded field, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish lann land — more at land
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with LAWN



Definition of LAWN

:  a fine sheer linen or cotton fabric of plain weave that is thinner than cambric
lawny adjective

Origin of LAWN

Middle English lawne, laund, probably from Laon, France
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, toile


noun \ˈln, ˈlän\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LAWN

: a relatively even layer of bacteria covering the surface of a culture medium


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Fine-textured expanse of grass that is kept mowed. A common landscape design element of Western-style gardens and parks, lawns aid in giving a sense of scale and proportion. Made popular in the 18th century by Capability Brown, the lawn is the antithesis of the French parterre. In the 20th century the lawn became a ubiquitous feature of the gardens of U.S. single-family detached houses, serving to denote ownership and provide a buffer zone between street and private space.


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