lining

noun lin·ing \ ˈlī-niŋ \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

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

  1. The coat had a soft lining.

  2. the lining of the bladder

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First Known Use of lining

14th century



LINING Defined for English Language Learners

lining

noun

Definition of lining for English Language Learners

  • : material that covers the inner surface of something


LINING Defined for Kids

lining

noun lin·ing \ ˈlī-niŋ \

Definition of lining for Students

: material that covers an inner surface
  • a coat lining


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