What does lining mean?

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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.

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. Mohannad Aama:

    The wage number might be the silver lining, if you will, against a more hawkish Fed over the next few months because the Fed has been really focused on inflation.

  2. Stuart Minchin:

    If not, there is a silver lining, the data will be useful to science for many years to come.

  3. Jennifer Lavers:

    I think these studies of crab entrapment really validate and showcase the wildlife benefits of going and doing these cleanups, there is a silver lining that I hope it gives people the motivation and the reassurance that cleanups can be and are worthwhile.

  4. Nikky Williams:

    I agree with Bailey on this, ridiculous rules throughout. But, we know the rules, at the end the day, there are 900 girls lining up to go be a part of these teams. So it goes right back to supply and demand.

  5. Pete Buttigieg:

    We're lining up a great slate of guests, patrick Stewart is coming on, so we are very excited about that.

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    heighten or intensify
    • A. distinguish
    • B. conceal
    • C. inspire
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