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lining

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noun lin·ing \ˈlī-niŋ\

Simple Definition of lining

  • : material that covers the inner surface of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lining

  1. 1 :  material that lines or that is used to line especially the inner surface of something (as a garment)

  2. 2 :  the act or process of providing something with a lining

Examples of lining in a sentence

  1. The coat had a soft lining.

  2. the lining of the bladder



14th Century

First Known Use of lining

14th century

Rhymes with lining



LINING Defined for Kids

lining

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noun lin·ing \ˈlī-niŋ\

Definition of lining for Students

  1. :  material that covers an inner surface <a coat lining>





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