What does linoleum mean?

Definitions for linoleumlɪˈnoʊ li əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linoleum, lino(noun)

    a floor covering


  1. linoleum(Noun)

    An inexpensive waterproof covering used especially for floors, made from solidified linseed oil over a burlap or canvas backing, or from its modern replacement, polyvinyl chloride.

  2. Origin: Coined c. 1864 by inventor , from linum + oleum. Used as a trade name but never registered as a trademark, it was the first product whose name was ruled to be genericized.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linoleum(noun)

    linseed oil brought to various degrees of hardness by some oxidizing process, as by exposure to heated air, or by treatment with chloride of sulphur. In this condition it is used for many of the purposes to which India rubber has been applied

  2. Linoleum(noun)

    a kind of floor cloth made by laying hardened linseed oil mixed with ground cork on a canvas backing

  3. Origin: [L. linum flax + oleum oil.]


  1. Linoleum

    Linoleum is a floor covering made from renewable materials such as solidified linseed oil, pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate, most commonly on a burlap or canvas backing; pigments are often added to the materials. The finest linoleum floors, known as 'inlaid', are extremely durable; they were made by joining and inlaying solid pieces of linoleum. Cheaper patterned linoleums came in different grades or gauges, and were printed with thinner layers which were more prone to wear and tear. Good quality linoleum is sufficiently flexible to be used in buildings in which more rigid material would crack.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Linoleum

    lin-ō′le-um, n. a preparation used as a floor-cloth, linseed-oil being greatly used in the making of it. [L. linum, flax, oleum, oil.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Linoleum

    a floorcloth, being a composition of cork and linseed oil with chloride of silver.

Editors Contribution

  1. linoleum

    A type of flooring and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, patterns, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Linoleum is a popular product used in variety of settings and properties for business and household use.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linoleum in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linoleum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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