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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lining

    of Line

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

  2. Liningnoun

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

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

  3. Liningnoun

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

    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. Anuj Somany:

    There is no one as best business mind in the corporate world as all are selfishly inclined who want to better their wealth/position solely and find their pleasure in material treasure/leisure only.But one silver lining/good thing is that it creates job/trade opportunities also for others.

  2. Bill Abel:

    It is a slow process once you get down to the fine tuning of lining up one well to the other.

  3. Dawn Porter:

    If there's any silver lining in Texas making such an egregiously unconstitutional law, it's that I think people have woken up and people are thinking you can't taking any rights for granted, you cannot sleep on your rights.

  4. Vikram Thakur:

    The silver lining here is that this data is not that valuable to attackers to conduct any sort of damning attack against an entity or a person, the information is not that granular that it can somehow impact one's identity or one's personal life.

  5. Katie Cassidy:

    There is a silver lining in all of that. You live and learn and it has brought my family closer together so I’m grateful for that.

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