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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawnnoun

    a field of cultivated and mowed grass

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lawnnoun

    an open space between woods

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Lawnnoun

    ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown

    Etymology: [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. Lawn

    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

  1. Lawn

    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.]

  2. Lawn

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. lawn

    A form of grass.

    The lawn gets maintained regularly.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Lawn

    The finest linen, which has been bleached on a lawn instead of the usual drying ground. The greensward called a lawn received its name from the Celtic allawnt, a smooth, rising ground.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'lawn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4002

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    Rank popularity for the word 'lawn' in Nouns Frequency: #2410

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lawn in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lawn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of lawn in a Sentence

  1. Ron Johnson:

    I am deeply concerned that someone has the ability to fly for over an hour through the most restricted airspace in our country, past the White House, and land on the lawn of the Capitol.

  2. Mitt Romney:

    I don't think there's any question but that going on TV, on the White House lawn and saying,' China, will you investigate my political opponent ?' is wrong. It's a mistake, it was shocking for, in my opinion, for the President to do so and a mistake for him to do so. I can't imagine coming to a different point of view. We certainly can't have presidents asking foreign countries to provide something of political value. That is, after all, against the law.

  3. Ed Asner:

    She’s changed, she’s a Republican. Last time I saw her, she said Sarah Palin was a great lady. Ted Knight was diagnosed with cancer just months after the end of MTM and died August 26, 1986.The grave marker at Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, California bears his birth name,Theodore C. Konopka, and the words Bye Guy.

  4. Terry Shumaker:

    Most people in New Hampshire put more stock in who the selectmen in their town are supporting. When they see a candidate's yard sign in that person's lawn, that probably gets more supporters than if their U.S. congressman endorsed this or that candidate.

  5. Cara Soulia:

    It would have been an odd sight if you didn't know what was going on in the world. But given the current situation, it was such a heart warming moment, all of these families in our community are still making the effort to be together, even if it means sitting in strange groupings of lawn chairs, six feet apart. The photograph I took of these people was the most significant one I've taken thus far on the project.

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    an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    • A. plantation
    • B. tranquillity
    • C. staff
    • D. guts

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