Main definitions of lawn in English

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lawn1

noun

  • 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’
    • ‘Mow the lawn before you go, leaving short clippings on the lawn to feed back nutrients.’
    • ‘Cut lawns regularly, once a week at least, when the grass is growing quickly.’
    • ‘There is off-street parking for two cars in a front garden with a side lawn and mature shrubbery.’
    • ‘The patch of ground she was sweeping is now a smart lawn rimmed with flowers and a vegetable garden.’
    • ‘Rake over and re-seed bare patches on the lawn and sow new lawns by the end of September.’
    • ‘The grounds are very well kept and the lawns are cut to a high standard.’
    • ‘This is flanked by an open-plan garden with large side lawns and flowerbeds.’
    • ‘I'll never forget its shady walks and ancient trees, its soft green lawns and parterres bursting flowers.’
    • ‘We built a little palace in our garden, on what used to be the croquet lawn.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There was a little park near her house with a big lawn and a few swings.’
    • ‘More than 52,000 bulbs decorate their detached houses among spacious lawns in Northwich Road.’
    • ‘All the houses had large lawns of grass in front of them, with a stone path linking the house with the sidewalk.’
    • ‘There are chipped pathways through flower beds, lawns and a patio area.’
    • ‘Through a stone entrance a tarmac driveway leads to the house which is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fourth, a well-kept lawn or park is a good thing round a nice house.’
    • ‘Scratch up the surface of any bare patches in the lawn using a garden fork or metal rake.’
    piece of land, plot
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Origin

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.

Pronunciation:

lawn

/lɔːn/

Main definitions of lawn in English

: lawn1lawn2

lawn2

noun

  • [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.’

Origin

Middle English: probably from Laon, the name of a city in France important for linen manufacture.

Pronunciation:

lawn

/lɔːn/