Main definitions of lawn in English

: lawn1lawn2

lawn1

noun

  • An area of short, regularly mown grass in the garden of a house or park.

    ‘she was sitting in a deckchair on the lawn’
    ‘a croquet lawn’
    mass noun ‘a patch of lawn’
    • ‘Fourth, a well-kept lawn or park is a good thing round a nice house.’
    • ‘All the houses had large lawns of grass in front of them, with a stone path linking the house with the sidewalk.’
    • ‘And remember to water the new shoots regularly until the reseeded lawn is well established.’
    • ‘Rake over and re-seed bare patches on the lawn and sow new lawns by the end of September.’
    • ‘For a short stroll before dinner though, the lawns around the house are lovely.’
    • ‘There was a little park near her house with a big lawn and a few swings.’
    • ‘There are chipped pathways through flower beds, lawns and a patio area.’
    • ‘Scratch up the surface of any bare patches in the lawn using a garden fork or metal rake.’
    • ‘A former tennis court to the east of the house was transformed into a croquet lawn.’
    • ‘More than 52,000 bulbs decorate their detached houses among spacious lawns in Northwich Road.’
    • ‘Cut lawns regularly, once a week at least, when the grass is growing quickly.’
    • ‘I'll never forget its shady walks and ancient trees, its soft green lawns and parterres bursting flowers.’
    • ‘This is flanked by an open-plan garden with large side lawns and flowerbeds.’
    • ‘Gardens with an extensive herbaceous border, feature lawns, rockery and Victorian kitchen garden.’
    • ‘There is off-street parking for two cars in a front garden with a side lawn and mature shrubbery.’
    • ‘Mow the lawn before you go, leaving short clippings on the lawn to feed back nutrients.’
    • ‘We built a little palace in our garden, on what used to be the croquet lawn.’
    • ‘The patch of ground she was sweeping is now a smart lawn rimmed with flowers and a vegetable garden.’
    • ‘The grounds are very well kept and the lawns are cut to a high standard.’
    • ‘Through a stone entrance a tarmac driveway leads to the house which is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns.’
    piece of land, plot

Origin

Mid 16th century alteration of dialect laund ‘glade, pasture’, from Old French launde ‘wooded district, heath’, of Celtic origin. The current sense dates from the mid 18th century.

Pronunciation

lawn

/lɔːn/

Main definitions of lawn in English

: lawn1lawn2

lawn2

noun

mass noun
  • A fine linen or cotton fabric used for making clothes.

    as modifier ‘a white lawn shirt’
    • ‘Spliced with a dash of crisp white linen or lawn cotton, though, it becomes sharp, chic and seductive.’
    • ‘I can't visit without buying at least two printed cotton lawn quilts at give away prices.’
    • ‘Her white lawn dress with sprigs of green flowers fit tightly at the waist and cascaded to the floor.’

Origin

Middle English probably from Laon, the name of a city in France important for linen manufacture.

Pronunciation

lawn

/lɔːn/