Main definitions of lawn in English

: lawn1lawn2

lawn1

Pronunciation /lôn/ /lɔn/

noun

  • An area of short, mown grass in a yard, garden, or park.

    ‘she was sitting in a deckchair on the lawn’
    ‘a croquet lawn’
    mass noun ‘a patch of lawn’
    • ‘In my yard, several square yards of lawn disappear each year to make room for more rosebushes.’
    • ‘It is the most shaded area of the garden so lawn was never going to be very successful.’
    • ‘At the moment the gardens are mainly in lawn with a patio area, mature trees and shrubs.’
    • ‘A big yard, with a lawn and garden, lots of windows, open plan, big patios, shady trees.’
    • ‘In general, avoid sowing seed of any annual grasses into a lawn of perennial grasses.’
    • ‘There is dual side access to the wonderfully private rear garden with large lawn, a raised deck area and patio area.’
    • ‘Mary walked up the sloping lawn of her back yard and met Todd standing by the stable.’
    • ‘The lab results should identify problem areas with your lawn and offer solutions.’
    • ‘So then after they took bath they came and thousands of them sat down on a big grass lawn.’
    • ‘If you are establishing a new lawn or landscaping, a soil test is strongly recommended.’
    • ‘If you are reseeding or sodding the lawn, the earlier you do it in the spring the better.’
    • ‘It has nine bedrooms and is surrounded by more than 11 acres of lawn, gardens and mature woodland.’
    • ‘He's been trying to turn his patchy old front yard into a lawn since early spring.’
    • ‘Outside, most of the grounds are grassland, bordered to the south by a burn with the gardens mainly lawn.’
    • ‘You could use a herbicide that targets grassy weeds and that is safe for use on a St. Augustine lawn.’
    • ‘Here's an excuse to let a section of lawn grow tall and go to hay, or plant some of it to alfalfa, red clover or oats.’
    • ‘The neighbors have a right not to have our poorly tended lawn inflicted on them.’
    • ‘Clay or sand, it is imperative that you remove the weeds and lawn from the bed before planting.’
    • ‘The North American lawn as we know it has a more recent history, as well as a more prosaic one.’
    • ‘Just a couple grubs per square foot are not a problem to an otherwise healthy lawn.’
    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

/lôn/ /lɔn/

Main definitions of lawn in English

: lawn1lawn2

lawn2

Pronunciation /lôn/ /lɔn/

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

/lôn/ /lɔn/