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



    BrE BrE//ˈlaɪnɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪnɪŋ//
    Parts of clothing, Materials and properties
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  1. 1[countable] a layer of material used to cover the inside surface of something a pair of leather gloves with fur linings Pin the lining to the outer fabric. Wordfinderbaste, bind, embroidery, hem, lining, seam, sew, stitch, tack, thread See related entries: Parts of clothing, Materials and properties
  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
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    (saying) every sad or difficult situation has a positive side See related entries: Happiness
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lining