What does lining mean?

Definitions for lining
ˈlaɪ nɪŋlin·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lining, linernoun

    a protective covering that protects an inside surface

  2. liner, liningnoun

    a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment

  3. lining, facingnoun

    providing something with a surface of a different material

  4. liningnoun

    the act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.)


  1. liningnoun

    A covering for the inside surface of something.

  2. liningnoun

    The material used for such a covering.

  3. liningnoun

    The act of attaching such a covering.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Liningnoun

    Etymology: from line.

    Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud
    Turn forth her silver lining on the night. John Milton.

    The folds in the gristle of the nose is covered with a lining, which differs from the facing of the tongue. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol.

    The gown with stiff embroid’ry shining,
    Looks charming with a slighter lining. Matthew Prior.

    The lining of his coffers shall make coats
    To deck our soldiers for these Irish wars. William Shakespeare.


  1. lining

    Lining is a material or substance that covers the inner surface of something to provide protection, insulation, or visual appeal. It is commonly used in clothing, bags, packaging, and construction to improve functionality or enhance aesthetics. It is often made of materials like fabric, plastic, or metal which are designed to resist specific kinds of damage such as heat, cold, or corrosion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lining

    of Line

  2. Liningnoun

    the act of one who lines; the act or process of making lines, or of inserting a lining

  3. Liningnoun

    that which covers the inner surface of anything, as of a garment or a box; also, the contents of anything

  4. Etymology: [See Line to cover the in side.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lining

    lī′ning, n. the cover of the inner surface of anything, contents.

Editors Contribution

  1. lining

    A type of material or matter.

    The lining of the dress is silk and very beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lining in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of lining in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Barajas:

    Oh man, we're flooded. As soon as people heard we were still open, they started lining up, once all the toilet paper got sold out, they knew they needed some relief.

  2. Baked Goods .:

    People have been walking, running, lining up outside that little door to get cookies, and it's just been so magical seeing that, and then I've been able to really increase my staff.

  3. Sam Piccinini First:

    I have clubs lining up at my door wanting them.

  4. Xavier VanHove:

    They've been far too complacent. What is clear is they'll have to do whatever they do at the last possible minute, but, here's the silver lining. This is actually forcing them to look at systems harder than they otherwise might. So this difficult, long and tedious exercise will eventually make RBS a much better and more efficient bank.

  5. Imee Perius:

    The students have come together even though they are apart and contributed to this time in our history and I think they're so happy about that, this is the kind of silver lining that we all need right now.

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