American English

Definition of lining noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a layer of material used to cover the inside surface of something a pair of leather gloves with cashmere lining Pin the lining to the outer fabric.
  2. 2[uncountable] the covering of the inner surface of a part of the body the stomach lining the lining of the womb
  3. Idioms
    every cloud has a silver lining (saying)
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    every sad or difficult situation has a positive side
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lining