American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A covering or coating for an inside surface: The jacket had a patterned lining.
- n. Material used for such covering or coating.
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. The word is applicable especially when the inner face is formed of different material from that forming the body or exterior.
- 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.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- 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
“The only silver lining is that since everyone has been going to bed early (Mason even NAPPED yesterday, which is almost unheard of), I've been able to mostly keep up on my word count.”
“The lining is pretty much in shreds, and most of the buttons are gone, but the coat is otherwise intact, so earlier this week I made a bee-line for one of my favorite shops in the whole wide world, Tender Buttons, Inc., at 143 East 62nd Street at Lexington Avenue, to see if I could obtain carefully matched replacement leather buttons, and sew them on.”
“If you like paying exorbitant premiums to people who are only interested in lining their own pockets, then so be it.”
“There is very high risk for disease because of the thin lining of the rectum.”
“Barb: Some people, particularly homosexuals, have anal sex. [after the students quit snickering and/or gasping] This is very high risk for disease because of the thin lining of the rectum.”
“Some people, particularly homosexuals, have anal sex. [after the students quit snickering and/or gasping] This is very high risk for disease because of the thin lining of the rectum.”
“The silver lining is that the planner will probably fill up fast ......”
“This isn't reform it's a way to tax people who already can't afford Health insurance for the purpose of once again lining the pockets of insurance lobbyists.”
“They say that every cloud has a silver lining and, now, that silver lining is Paladino.”
“This is allowed to happen because most students and their parents have no conception of what education is or what it's supposed to do and the few that have the power to change education are only interested in lining their pockets and maintaining the status quo.”
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