lawn

1 [lawn]
noun
1.
a stretch of open, grass-covered land, especially one closely mowed, as near a house, on an estate, or in a park.
2.
Archaic. a glade.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English launde < Middle French lande glade < Celtic; compare Breton lann heath. See land

lawny, adjective
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lawn

2 [lawn]
noun
a thin or sheer linen or cotton fabric, either plain or printed.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English lawnd, laun, perhaps named after Laon, where linen-making once flourished

lawny, adjective
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lawn1 (lɔːn)
 
n
1.  a flat and usually level area of mown and cultivated grass
2.  an archaic or dialect word for glade
 
[C16: changed form of C14 launde, from Old French lande, of Celtic origin; compare Breton lann heath; related to land]
 
'lawny1
 
adj

lawn2 (lɔːn)
 
n
a fine linen or cotton fabric, used for clothing
 
[C15: probably from Laon, a town in France where linen was made]
 
'lawny2
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

lawn
"turf, stretch of grass," 1548, laune "glade, open space between woods," from M.E. launde, from O.Fr. lande "heath, moor," from Gaul. (cf. Breton lann "heath"), or from its Gmc. cognate, source of Eng. land (q.v.). The -d perhaps mistaken for an affix and dropped. Sense of
"mowed grassy ground" first recorded 1733.

lawn
"thin linen or cotton cloth," 1416, from Laon, city in northern France, center of linen manufacture. The town name is O.Fr. Lan, from L. Laudunum, of Celtic origin.
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Slang Dictionary

lawn definition


  1. n.
    poor quality marijuana. (Drugs.) : This isn't good grass; it's lawn.
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LAWN definition


wireless local area network

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
LAWN
local area wireless network
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Example sentences
As such, all that stands between a homeowner and his green lawn is a sense of
  civic duty.
Near the staging area they settled into their own little town of television
  trucks, tents, and lawn chairs.
Scientists say a perfect green lawn that never needs mowing may soon become a
  reality.
For a suburbanite, few experiences are more wrenching than watching a lush
  green lawn turn brown and scraggly.
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