What does NYLON mean?

Definitions for NYLONˈnaɪ lɒn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nylon(noun)

    a thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers

  2. nylon(noun)

    a synthetic fabric


  1. nylon(n.)

    pl. Stockings made of a thin form of nylon, especially full-length stockings either sheer of of varying shades.


  1. nylon(Noun)

    Originally, the DuPont company trade name for polyamide, a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers bonded together; now generically used for this type of polymer.

  2. nylon(Noun)

    A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.

    They left the strip club when they discovered the ladies only stripped down to their nylons.

  3. Origin: Arbitrary letters + -on (by analogy with cotton); the frequently heard claim that the word derives from abbreviations of New York ("NY") and London ("Lon") is a myth.


  1. Nylon

    Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers known generically as polyamides, first produced on February 28, 1935, by Wallace Carothers at DuPont's research facility at the DuPont Experimental Station. Nylon is one of the most commonly used polymers.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of NYLON in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of NYLON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Melissa Piliang:

    Lots of sports gear incorporates that element these days, bras, socks, shorts, and underwear now come in a kind of nylon wicking material that will absorb the sweat and pull it away from the body so it can dry. The last thing you want to do is sit there in a soaking wet pair of underwear.

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