Origin and Etymology of linen
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of linen
Examples of linen in a Sentence
She washes the linen every week.
Recent Examples of linen from the Web
Guests get pillow-top mattresses, a snuggly bed throw, crisp linens and a choice of pillows from a 16-item menu.
Likewise, each julep should be served with a napkin or small linen doily.
Alsco, a Doraville company that cleans thousands of uniforms and linens every day, was forced to close the plant down about 10:30 a.m, after five hours of operations, according to one of the company’s customer service representatives.
Vendors will include salons, DJs, photo-booth companies, limousines, chapels, florists, linen companies and more.
Bündchen wore a white silk slip dress for the oceanside soirée, while Brady wore a blue linen suit.
Textiles and linens include pieces from Haiti, where her grandfather lives during the winter, and some made by Tal from old bits and pieces of leftover fabrics.
Ordinary detergents will fade the patterns; a dryer will mangle both the voile and the linen.
No fabric items like bedding, linen or clothes should be donated unless they have been cleaned.
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First Known Use of linen
LINEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of linen for English Language Learners
: a smooth, strong cloth made from flax
: tablecloths, sheets, etc., made of linen or a similar cloth
LINEN Defined for Kids
Definition of linen for Students
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