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An area of short, regularly mown grass in the garden of a house or park:‘she was sitting in a deckchair on the lawn’[as modifier] ‘a croquet lawn’[mass noun] ‘a patch of lawn’
piece of land, plotView synonyms
- ‘We built a little palace in our garden, on what used to be the croquet lawn.’
- ‘All the houses had large lawns of grass in front of them, with a stone path linking the house with the sidewalk.’
- ‘Mow the lawn before you go, leaving short clippings on the lawn to feed back nutrients.’
- ‘And remember to water the new shoots regularly until the reseeded lawn is well established.’
- ‘A former tennis court to the east of the house was transformed into a croquet lawn.’
- ‘Rake over and re-seed bare patches on the lawn and sow new lawns by the end of September.’
- ‘Cut lawns regularly, once a week at least, when the grass is growing quickly.’
- ‘Fourth, a well-kept lawn or park is a good thing round a nice house.’
- ‘There was a little park near her house with a big lawn and a few swings.’
- ‘Gardens with an extensive herbaceous border, feature lawns, rockery and Victorian kitchen garden.’
- ‘For a short stroll before dinner though, the lawns around the house are lovely.’
- ‘The grounds are very well kept and the lawns are cut to a high standard.’
- ‘Through a stone entrance a tarmac driveway leads to the house which is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns.’
- ‘The patch of ground she was sweeping is now a smart lawn rimmed with flowers and a vegetable garden.’
- ‘Scratch up the surface of any bare patches in the lawn using a garden fork or metal rake.’
- ‘There is off-street parking for two cars in a front garden with a side lawn and mature shrubbery.’
- ‘This is flanked by an open-plan garden with large side lawns and flowerbeds.’
- ‘More than 52,000 bulbs decorate their detached houses among spacious lawns in Northwich Road.’
- ‘I'll never forget its shady walks and ancient trees, its soft green lawns and parterres bursting flowers.’
- ‘There are chipped pathways through flower beds, lawns and a patio area.’
Mid 16th century: alteration of dialect laund ‘glade, pasture’, from Old French launde wooded district, heath, of Celtic origin. The current sense dates from the mid 18th century.
[mass noun] A fine linen or cotton fabric used for making clothes:[as modifier] ‘a white lawn shirt’
- ‘Spliced with a dash of crisp white linen or lawn cotton, though, it becomes sharp, chic and seductive.’
- ‘Her white lawn dress with sprigs of green flowers fit tightly at the waist and cascaded to the floor.’
- ‘I can't visit without buying at least two printed cotton lawn quilts at give away prices.’
Middle English: probably from Laon, the name of a city in France important for linen manufacture.
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