Definition of lawn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//lɔːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//lɔːn//
    In the garden
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  1. 1[countable] an area of ground covered in short grass in a garden/yard or park, or used for playing a game on In summer we have to mow the lawn twice a week. a croquet lawn They served afternoon tea on the lawn (= a large area of grass, near a big house, for example). See related entries: In the garden
  2. 2 [uncountable] a type of fine cotton or linen cloth used for making clothes
  3. Word Originsense 1 mid 16th cent.: alteration of dialect laund ‘glade, pasture’, from Old French launde ‘wooded district, heath’, of Celtic origin. The current sense dates from the mid 18th cent.sense 2 Middle English: probably from Laon, the name of a city in France important for linen manufacture.Extra examples The cottage sits on a hill above a sweep of lawn. The lawn really needs mowing. a carefully tended lawn the correct way to maintain a lawn The hotel boasts two tennis courts and a croquet lawn. They served afternoon tea on the lawn. They walked across the lawn towards the river.
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