a field of cultivated and mowed grass
an open space between woods
ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown
Origin: [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.]
A lawn is an area of land planted with grasses or other durable plants, which are maintained at a short height and used for aesthetic and recreational purposes. Common characteristics of a lawn are that it is composed only of grass species, it is subject to weed and pest control, it is subject to practices aimed at maintaining its green color, and it is regularly mowed to ensure an acceptable length, although these characteristics are not binding as a definition. In recreational contexts, the specialised names turf, pitch, field or green may be used, depending on the sport and the continent. The term lawn, referring to a managed grass space, dates to no earlier than the 16th century. Tied to suburban expansion and the creation of the household aesthetic, the lawn is an important aspect of the interaction between the natural environment and the constructed urban and suburban space.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lawn, n. a sort of fine linen or cambric.—adj. made of lawn.—adj. Lawn′y.—Lawn sleeves, wide sleeves of lawn worn by Anglican bishops. [Prob. from Fr. Laon, a town near Rheims.]
lawn, n. an open space between woods: a space of ground covered with grass, generally in front of or around a house or mansion.—ns. Lawn′-mow′er, a machine for cutting the grass on a lawn; Lawn′-sprink′ler, a machine for watering a lawn by sprinkling from a hose with perforated swivel-collar; Lawn′-tenn′is, a game played with a ball and rackets on an open lawn or other smooth surface by two, three, or four persons.—adj. Lawn′y. [A corr. of laund, lawnd.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Lawn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4002
Rank popularity for the word 'Lawn' in Nouns Frequency: #2410
The numerical value of Lawn in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Lawn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
Who's going to be willing to pay? you can't maintain a lawn!
You know that way, I don't have to worry about targets falling on the White House lawn.
My ex-wife thought that the grass was greener on the other side . . . so now she's mowing someone else's lawn.
I use to put ant poison on my front lawn but I actually found that putting sugar on my neighbor's lawn works just as well.
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- Wiese, RasenGerman
- grama, claro, zacate, pasto, céspedSpanish
- nurmikko, musliini, ruohikko, pihanurmikko, musliinivaateFinnish
- pelouse, clairière, gazonFrench
- báinseach, plásóg fhéir, plásóg, péirlín, faiche, léanaIrish
- pázsit, gyepHungarian
- halaman rumputIndonesian
- 寒冷紗, 芝生, ローンJapanese
- 풀밭, 잔디Korean
- ледина, тревникMacedonian
- grasperk, gazonDutch
- gressplen, plenNorwegian
- grama, clareiraPortuguese
- поляна, газон, лужайка, опушкаRussian
- травњак, travnjakSerbo-Croatian
- bãi cỏVietnamese
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