Definition of lining in US English:



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

    ‘a lining of fireproof insulation’
    as modifier ‘lining paper’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As the egg develops it produces estrogen which causes the lining of the uterus to grow.’
    • ‘The barium temporarily coats the lining of your colon.’
    • ‘Nicotine is absorbed through the skin and mucosal lining of the mouth and nose or by inhalation in the lungs.’
    • ‘The uranium tailings damage the lining of the lung and increase the risk of developing cancer when breathed in.’
    • ‘Endometrial cancer is related to overgrowth of the endometrium, or uterine lining.’
    • ‘A symptom of this cardiovascular disease is the formation of plaques on the internal linings of blood vessels.’
    • ‘An invading virus can damage the lining of the small intestine, disrupting fluid and nutrient absorption.’
    • ‘Laxatives irritate the lining of the intestines, thus causing muscular contractions.’
    • ‘The intestinal epithelial lining serves as a physical barrier that separates and maintains distinctive luminal and subepithelial compartments.’
    • ‘The acceleration strips the lining of the artery away faster than it can be replenished.’
    • ‘The blastocyst forms into a hollow ball that implants itself in the uterine lining.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Normally single layers are used; however, for certain applications such as pump linings and wear areas a second layer of surfacing is applied.’
    • ‘And she has to take anticonvulsants to control her seizures and antacids because her stomach lining is damaged.’
    • ‘The inner lining of the uterus is called the endometrium.’
    • ‘Those that arise from surface linings of organs are the commonest group and are called carcinomas.’
    • ‘Meningitis is an inflammation of the covering or lining around the spinal cord and brain.’
    • ‘Most stomach cancers form a tumour or an ulcer in the inner lining of the stomach.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’
      • ‘It is a specialist cotton and polycotton weaving firm which makes shirts, coat linings and raincoats for major fashion labels.’
      • ‘This page sells the suits in a choice of fabrics and linings, but they're pretty expensive.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He helped to design this holster by asking for a hammer extension to protect the inside lining of his coat.’
      • ‘The designs have all kinds of sweet details, like patterned linings, brightly colored frills, mohair trims, and satin ribbons.’
      • ‘He was wearing a blue duffel coat with fur around the hood and an orange lining.’
      • ‘Jackets in felt and printed denim have unfinished and reversed seams with bright red linings for men.’
      • ‘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 firm, one of Europe's leading suppliers of curtain linings, has 3,000 customers and 20 agents worldwide.’
      • ‘Materials like silver kid and alligator with velvet or crushed velvet linings add luxury touches to grown up footwear.’
      • ‘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).’
      • ‘Another factor that can contribute to comfort is the ergonomically formed linings.’
      • ‘Outer fabric, interfacings, linings, shoulder pads, and finishes all react differently when washed.’
      • ‘The denims were cut so short that the pocket linings were hanging out in the open and gently wafting on the breeze.’
      • ‘These could include coat trimmings, linings in boots and gloves, soft toys and pom poms.’
      • ‘Several trimming companies recently became members, offering goods such as linings, interlinings, buttons, zippers and lace, etc.’
      • ‘Colourful patchwork elements will be a feature of many bags that also have contrast linings.’
      • ‘But they were flat, waterproof, lightweight and, since you could pad them out with all manner of foot-beds and linings, very, very warm.’
      backing, interlining, facing, inlay, reinforcement, liner
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