Definition of "lining" []

  • A covering or coating for an inside surface: The jacket had a patterned lining. (noun)
  • Material used for such covering or coating. (noun)
  • Material used to line a garment, curtain, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A material, such as mull or brown paper, used to strengthen the back of a book (noun)
  • A layer of concrete, brick, or timber, etc, used in canals to prevent them leaking or in tunnels or shafts to prevent them falling in (noun)
  • Any material used as an interior covering (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lining" in a sentence
  • "The only silver lining is that since everyone has been going to bed early (Mason even NAPPED yesterday, which is almost unheard of), I've been able to mostly keep up on my word count."
  • "The lining is pretty much in shreds, and most of the buttons are gone, but the coat is otherwise intact, so earlier this week I made a bee-line for one of my favorite shops in the whole wide world, Tender Buttons, Inc., at 143 East 62nd Street at Lexington Avenue, to see if I could obtain carefully matched replacement leather buttons, and sew them on."
  • "If you like paying exorbitant premiums to people who are only interested in lining their own pockets, then so be it."