lin·​ing | \ ˈlī-niŋ How to pronounce lining (audio) \

Definition of lining

1 : material that lines or that is used to line especially the inner surface of something (such as a garment)
2 : 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
Recent Examples on the Web In March, Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council, went zip lining with the West Virginia senator near the New River Gorge National Park and Reserve. Lisa Friedman,, 7 Aug. 2022 Whether lining-up in the trenches or staying in the secondary to help with coverage, Glover plays all over the defense. Jonathan X. Simmons, cleveland, 4 Aug. 2022 Smoking or chewing tobacco can damage your throat's mucosal lining, causing discomfort and dryness, says Dr. Sataloff. Medications. Julie Stewart, Men's Health, 26 July 2022 At the lightest end of the scale is the unconstructed jacket, in which the canvas that typically gives the garment shape is removed, along with its shoulder padding and lining. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 19 July 2022 Previous studies on monkeys and rats have also failed to show a significant effect of the levonorgestrel hormone on uterine lining to prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg. Dr. Esra Demirel, ABC News, 12 July 2022 During the winter months, there will be skiing and snow tubing while in warmer months, visitors can enjoy outdoor activities that include hiking and zip lining. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 10 July 2022 Designed with the home cook in mind, the Big Red House Heat-Resistant Oven Mitts come in a pack of two and are made out of a 100 percent cotton infill and a terry cloth lining for maximum heat protection and extra comfort. Isabel Calkins Mata,, 4 July 2022 The natural cork lining keeps it in place and gives just the right amount of cushion. Christina Montoya Fiedler, Good Housekeeping, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lining

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Aug 2022

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“Lining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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lin·​ing | \ ˈlī-niŋ How to pronounce lining (audio) \

Kids Definition of lining

: material that covers an inner surface a coat lining


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