noun (1)
lin·​er | \ ˈlī-nər How to pronounce liner (audio) \

Definition of liner

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that makes, draws, or uses lines
2a : a ship belonging to a regular line
b : an airplane belonging to an airline
4 : something with which lines are made


noun (2)

Definition of liner (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one that lines or is used to line or back something

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Noun (2)

linerless \ ˈlī-​nər-​ləs How to pronounce linerless (audio) \ adjective

Examples of liner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Logan is a long, mobile front-liner who does a little bit of everything. Brandon Bradley, The Courier-Journal, "Indiana girls basketball: Class of 2019 standouts from first July evaluation period," 18 July 2017 Republicans divided among defense hawks, deficit hard-liners and moderates are struggling to reach consensus on a package setting spending levels for fiscal year 2018. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Tax overhaul at mercy of budget negotiators," 12 July 2017 For a harder edge, apply liner and then try using a flat, stiff brush like the MAC #212 dipped in Lancôme Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover to sharpen the tail. Sarah Wu, Teen Vogue, "The Best Makeup Tricks to Look Better in Photos," 21 June 2017 Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Skye, an ultra-luxury liner with seats for 84 passengers. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "Crystal Cruises is canceling trips on its $159,000-per passenger air tours," 22 June 2017 On the play, Rizzo tagged from third on Kris Bryant’s one-out sinking liner to center. Steve Rosenbloom,, "Anthony Rizzo should be suspended for that hit at the plate," 20 June 2017 WHAT: The legendary ocean liner’s July 4th offerings include family games, historic tours, a patriotic movie in the Queen Mary Theatre, a performance by the Pointer Sisters, and a pyrotechnics display accompanied by patriotic music. Lisa Beebe, Los Angeles Magazine, "Best 4th of July Fireworks Shows in Los Angeles: 2017," 29 June 2017 Some of the best one-liners on TV are happening courtesy of Zach Woods on HBO’s tech comedy Silicon Valley. Yohana Desta,, "Ron Howard, Hollywood Zen Master," 23 June 2017 Underneath all that amazing costuming, wiggery and makeup, underneath those catty one-liners, there's a real humanity in its shows. Nina Metz,, "Campy 'Golden Girls' spoof misses the mark," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of liner

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of liner was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Liner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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lin·​er | \ ˈlī-nər How to pronounce liner (audio) \

Kids Definition of liner

: something that covers or is used to cover the inner surface of another thing

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