—lawny, adj./lawn/, n.1. a stretch of open, grass-covered land, esp. one closely mowed, as near a house, on an estate, or in a park.2. Archaic. a glade.[1250-1300; ME launde < MF lande glade < Celtic; cf. Breton lann heath. See LAND]lawn2—lawny, adj./lawn/, n.a thin or sheer linen or cotton fabric, either plain or printed.[1375-1425; late ME lawnd, laun, perh. named after LAON, where linen-making once flourished]
* * *Fine-textured expanse of grass that is kept mowed.A common landscape design element of Western-style gardens and parks, lawns aid in giving a sense of scale and proportion. Made popular in the 18th century by Capability Brown, the lawn is the antithesis of the French parterre. In the 20th century the lawn became a ubiquitous feature of the gardens of U.S. single-family detached houses, serving to denote ownership and provide a buffer zone between street and private space.
* * *fine-textured turf (q.v.) of grass that is kept mowed.
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Lawn — (l[add]n), n. [OE. laund, launde, F. lande heath, moor; of Celtic origin; cf. W. llan an open, clear place, llawnt a smooth rising hill, lawn, Armor. lann or lan territory, country, lann a prickly plant, pl. lannou heath, moor.] 1. An open space… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Lawn — Lawn, n. [Earlier laune lynen, i. e., lawn linen; prob. from the town Laon in France.] A very fine linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric with a rather open texture. Lawn is used for the sleeves of a bishop s official dress in the English Church, and … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lawn — [ lɔn ] noun count or uncount ** an area of grass that is cut short, especially in someone s yard: mow/cut the lawn: The lawn needs mowing again. Let s have lunch on the lawn … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
lawn|y — lawn|y1 «L nee», adjective. like a lawn; level and covered with smooth turf: »lawny slopes. ╂[< lawn1 + y1] lawn|y2 «L nee», adjective. made of or like the cloth lawn. ╂[< lawn2 + y1] … Useful english dictionary
lawn — [lo:n US lo:n] n [Sense: 1; Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: launde open space between woods ] [Sense: 2; Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Laon, town in northern France where such cloth was made] 1.) [U and C] an area of ground in a garden or park… … Dictionary of contemporary English
Lawn — Lawn, TX U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 353 Housing Units (2000): 162 Land area (2000): 0.564349 sq. miles (1.461656 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.564349 sq. miles (1.461656 sq. km)… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Lawn, TX — U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 353 Housing Units (2000): 162 Land area (2000): 0.564349 sq. miles (1.461656 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.564349 sq. miles (1.461656 sq. km) FIPS code:… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
lawn — lȯn, län n a relatively even layer of bacteria covering the surface of a culture medium * * * (lawn) (lahn) an area sown with a thick growth of a living substance … Medical dictionary
lawn — Ⅰ. lawn  ► NOUN ▪ an area of mown grass in a garden or park. DERIVATIVES lawned adjective. ORIGIN Old French launde wooded district, heath . Ⅱ. lawn  ► … English terms dictionary
lawn — lawn1 [lôn] n. [ME launde < OFr, heath < Bret lann, heath, country: see LAND] 1. land covered with grass kept closely mowed, esp. in front of or around a house 2. the grass itself [to mow the lawn] 3. Archaic an open space in a forest;… … English World dictionary
lawn — lawn. См. газон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.