lining

[[t]la͟ɪnɪŋ[/t]]
linings
1) N-VAR The lining of something such as a piece of clothing or a curtain is a layer of cloth attached to the inside of it in order to make it thicker or warmer, or in order to make it hang better.

...a padded satin jacket with quilted lining.

2) N-VAR You can use lining to refer to a layer of paper, plastic, metal, or another substance that is attached to the inside of something, for example in order to protect it.

...brake linings...

Moss makes an attractive lining to wire baskets.

3) N-COUNT: usu with supp The lining of your stomach or other organ is a layer of tissue on the inside of it.

...a bacterium that attacks the lining of the stomach.

...the uterine lining.

4) See also line

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Lining — Lin ing (l[imac]n [i^]ng), n. [See {Line} to cover the in side.] 1. The act of one who lines; the act or process of making lines, or of inserting a lining. [1913 Webster] 2. That which covers the inner surface of anything, as of a garment or a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lining — (n.) stuff with which garments are lined, late 14c., from prp. of M.E. linen to line (see LINE (Cf. line) (v.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lining — ► NOUN ▪ a layer of different material covering or attached to the inside of something …   English terms dictionary

  • lining — [līn′iŋ] n. [see LINE2 & ING] 1. the act or process of covering the inner surface of something 2. the material used or suitable for this purpose …   English World dictionary

  • lining — n. 1) a brake; coat lining 2) a zip in lining 3) (misc.) a silver lining ( the bright side of a problem ) * * * [ laɪnɪŋ] coat lining a brake a zip in lining (misc.) a silver lining ( the bright side of a problem ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Lining — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Lining >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 lining lining inner coating Sgm: N 1 coating coating &c.(covering) 223 Sgm: N 1 stalactite stalactite stalagmite GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 filling filling …   English dictionary for students

  • lining — [1] The interior trim, e.g., of doors and convertible tops. [2] A friction material (e.g., on brake shoes, brake discs, clutch disc, and automatic transmission brake bands. also See bonded brake lining brake lining clutch lining friction lining… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • lining — lin|ing [ˈlaınıŋ] n [U and C] ↑heel, ↑upper, ↑toe, ↑lace, ↑lining, ↑sole 1.) a piece of material that covers the inside of something, especially a piece of clothing →↑lined ▪ a jacket with a silk lining →every cloud has a silver lining …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lining — UK [ˈlaɪnɪŋ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms lining : singular lining plural linings 1) a piece of cloth that is fastened to the inside of something such as clothes or curtains to make them warmer or thicker gloves with a wool lining …   English dictionary

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