Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.)
  2. (noun, act) providing something with a surface of a different material
  3. (noun, artifact) a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment
  4. (noun, artifact) a protective covering that protects an inside surface

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Lining

facing, liner

Origin of the word Lining

  1. "stuff with which garments are lined," late 14c., from M.E. linen "to line" (see line (v.)). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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