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 Offered in green, black, dark blue, orange, or red, this has a polyester lining and a zippered closure. Chris Hachey, BGR, 18 May 2021 With a hard-shell front pocket for convenience, the luggage has an antimicrobial lining and comes with a removable, airline-compliant charger. Jean Chen Smith, The Enquirer, 15 May 2021 Make sure your leather garment has a lining - the thinner the better - for sweat prevention. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 These slides are the perfect way to feel glamorous without ever leaving your house: certain Phoebe slides have a super cozy plush lining, ideal for winter months, while some Swan styles feature jewels and sparkles. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 31 Mar. 2021 Its exterior layer is made from a polyester-blend fabric and the inner layer has a moisture-wicking bamboo lining. Zoe Malin, NBC News, 9 Mar. 2021 Some dual-flush toilets have a special interior lining that insulates the tank and bowl, reducing the effects of condensation. Michael Pollick,, 28 Feb. 2021 That’s because these have a fleece lining and top for insulation. Chris Hachey, BGR Canada, 19 Jan. 2021 This waterproof material is similar to Gore-Tex and has a moisture-wicking lining that keeps condensation to a minimum. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of lining

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jun 2021

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“Lining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lining

: material that covers the inner surface of something


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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