from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A covering or coating for an inside surface: The jacket had a patterned lining.
- n. Material used for such covering or coating.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A covering for the inside surface of something.
- n. The material used for such a covering.
- n. The act of attaching such a covering.
- v. Present participle of line.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who lines; the act or process of making lines, or of inserting a lining.
- n. That which covers the inner surface of anything, as of a garment or a box; also, the contents of anything.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of measuring, as land, with a line; a fixing of boundaries; specifically, permission granted by a dean of gild to erect or alter a building according to specified conditions.
- n. The covering of the inner surface of anything, as of a garment, a box, a wall, or the like.
- n. Specifically— In milit. engin., a wooden sheeting to support the top and sides of the galleries and the sides of the shafts of a mine.
- n. In carpentry, the inside boarding, or the felt fabric, paper, or other material, put on the inside of walls, floors, partitions, etc.
- n. In metal-working, the fire-brick or other refractory material placed within a blast-furnace or converter to resist high temperatures.
- n. The puddling or tenacious clay put on the back of a dam or the embankment of a canal to prevent the infiltration of water.
- n. A piece of canvas sewed on any part of a sail to preserve it against injury by chafing.
- n. In a figurative use, contents.
- n. The jacket of a steam-boiler or -cylinder: an inverted use.
- n. In marble-working, the process of cementing back to back with plaster of Paris two pieces of marble, so that they can be ground on two or on all four faces, as if they were one piece.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.)
- n. providing something with a surface of a different material
- n. a protective covering that protects an inside surface
- n. a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment
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