Definition of lining in English:

lining

noun

  • 1A layer of different material covering the inside surface of something.

    ‘self-clean oven linings’
    • ‘The uranium tailings damage the lining of the lung and increase the risk of developing cancer when breathed in.’
    • ‘Meningitis is an inflammation of the covering or lining around the spinal cord and brain.’
    • ‘Normally single layers are used; however, for certain applications such as pump linings and wear areas a second layer of surfacing is applied.’
    • ‘The intestinal epithelial lining serves as a physical barrier that separates and maintains distinctive luminal and subepithelial compartments.’
    • ‘Laxatives irritate the lining of the intestines, thus causing muscular contractions.’
    • ‘Endometrial cancer is related to overgrowth of the endometrium, or uterine lining.’
    • ‘The blastocyst forms into a hollow ball that implants itself in the uterine lining.’
    • ‘Most stomach cancers form a tumour or an ulcer in the inner lining of the stomach.’
    • ‘Those that arise from surface linings of organs are the commonest group and are called carcinomas.’
    • ‘In recent articles, two terrific writers whose work has graced this paper have seen silver linings in the recall movement that just plain aren't there.’
    • ‘And she has to take anticonvulsants to control her seizures and antacids because her stomach lining is damaged.’
    • ‘Lipid surface linings have also a key role of preventing contact formation, thus sustaining the membrane integrity by virtue of repulsive interactions between hydrated headgroups.’
    • ‘The inner lining of the uterus is called the endometrium.’
    • ‘The barium temporarily coats the lining of your colon.’
    • ‘As the egg develops it produces estrogen which causes the lining of the uterus to grow.’
    • ‘A symptom of this cardiovascular disease is the formation of plaques on the internal linings of blood vessels.’
    • ‘This method is also utilized in a tandoor and in old-fashioned bread ovens, whose linings take up heat from fires lit inside, and radiate it back to the food being cooked.’
    • ‘The acceleration strips the lining of the artery away faster than it can be replenished.’
    • ‘Nicotine is absorbed through the skin and mucosal lining of the mouth and nose or by inhalation in the lungs.’
    • ‘An invading virus can damage the lining of the small intestine, disrupting fluid and nutrient absorption.’
    1. 1.1 An additional layer of different material attached to the inside of a garment or curtain to make it warmer or hang better.
      ‘leather gloves with fur linings’
      • ‘This page sells the suits in a choice of fabrics and linings, but they're pretty expensive.’
      • ‘Several trimming companies recently became members, offering goods such as linings, interlinings, buttons, zippers and lace, etc.’
      • ‘Jackets in felt and printed denim have unfinished and reversed seams with bright red linings for men.’
      • ‘These could include coat trimmings, linings in boots and gloves, soft toys and pom poms.’
      • ‘I have an 1880's silk pieced quilt top with a beautiful graphical tumbling blocks pattern in a lot of dark and jewel colors (probably bits of suit linings and ties originally).’
      • ‘The designs have all kinds of sweet details, like patterned linings, brightly colored frills, mohair trims, and satin ribbons.’
      • ‘But they were flat, waterproof, lightweight and, since you could pad them out with all manner of foot-beds and linings, very, very warm.’
      • ‘Another factor that can contribute to comfort is the ergonomically formed linings.’
      • ‘Materials like silver kid and alligator with velvet or crushed velvet linings add luxury touches to grown up footwear.’
      • ‘All her life her mother had kept the front door key of their house tucked inside the lining of her dress.’
      • ‘He has more than 30 years experience in the industry and offers customers a lot more than just curtain linings.’
      • ‘The denims were cut so short that the pocket linings were hanging out in the open and gently wafting on the breeze.’
      • ‘He helped to design this holster by asking for a hammer extension to protect the inside lining of his coat.’
      • ‘Outer fabric, interfacings, linings, shoulder pads, and finishes all react differently when washed.’
      • ‘He was wearing a blue duffel coat with fur around the hood and an orange lining.’
      • ‘He can come to your home, do a measure and quote, and help you decide on the best curtains and linings to suit your home.’
      • ‘It is a specialist cotton and polycotton weaving firm which makes shirts, coat linings and raincoats for major fashion labels.’
      • ‘The firm, one of Europe's leading suppliers of curtain linings, has 3,000 customers and 20 agents worldwide.’
      • ‘Colourful patchwork elements will be a feature of many bags that also have contrast linings.’
      backing, interlining, facing, inlay, reinforcement, liner
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Pronunciation

lining

/ˈlʌɪnɪŋ/