What does nylon mean?

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ˈnaɪ lɒnny·lon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nylonnoun

    a thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers

  2. nylonnoun

    a synthetic fabric


  1. nylonnoun

    pl. Stockings made of a thin form of nylon, especially full-length stockings either sheer of of varying shades.


  1. nylonnoun

    Originally, the DuPont company trade name for polyamide, a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers bonded together; now generically used for this type of polymer.

  2. nylonnoun

    A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.

    They left the strip club when they discovered the ladies only stripped down to their nylons.

  3. Etymology: Arbitrary letters + -on (by analogy with cotton); the frequently heard claim that the word derives from abbreviations of New York ("NY") and London ("Lon") is a myth.


  1. Nylon

    Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers known generically as polyamides, first produced on February 28, 1935, by Wallace Carothers at DuPont's research facility at the DuPont Experimental Station. Nylon is one of the most commonly used polymers.

Anagrams for nylon »

  1. nonyl

  2. nonly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nylon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nylon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of nylon in a Sentence

  1. Melissa Piliang:

    Lots of sports gear incorporates that element these days, bras, socks, shorts, and underwear now come in a kind of nylon wicking material that will absorb the sweat and pull it away from the body so it can dry. The last thing you want to do is sit there in a soaking wet pair of underwear.

  2. Alistair Boxall:

    This is very much a preliminary study, we don't have exact evidence from where this is coming from -- it could be that most of these materials may be coming from house dust and the use of plastic containers and packaging or, for example, nylon fibers from our tumble dryer -- and this could potentially outweigh the environmental routes of exposure.

  3. Elizabeth Sneed:

    OluKai sandals have been my favorite flip flop for over a decade, the Ohana shoe is the perfect choice for water people and beachgoers. They’re water-resistant sandals that feel incredibly comfortable on the foot with a noticeably soft nylon sole, which is also great for traction once they’re wet. They also provide arch support ! I easily keep each of my OluKai sandals for over five years because of their comfort, quality and versatility.

  4. Guy Clark:

    All gut strings. That's just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it.

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