lin·​ing ˈlī-niŋ How to pronounce lining (audio)
: material that lines or that is used to line especially the inner surface of something (such as a garment)
: the act or process of providing something with a lining

Examples of lining in a Sentence

The coat had a soft lining. the lining of the bladder
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lining was in the 14th century

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“Lining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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lin·​ing ˈlī-niŋ How to pronounce lining (audio)
: something that lines especially an inner surface of something (as a garment)
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