see also: Lawn
  • (British) IPA: /lɔːn/
  • (America) IPA: /lɔn/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /lɑn/


  1. An open space between woods.
  2. Ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown.
  3. (biology) An overgrown agar culture, such that no separation between single colonies exists.
Translations Translations Noun


  1. (uncountable) A type of thin linen or cotton.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula:
      The stream had trickled over her chin and stained the purity of her lawn death robe.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 144:
      He looked through the glass at the fire, set it down on the end of the desk and wiped his lips with a sheer lawn handkerchief.
  2. (in the plural) Pieces of this fabric, especially as used for the sleeves of a bishop.
  3. (countable, obsolete) A piece of clothing made from lawn.
    • 1910, Margaret Hill McCarter, The Price of the Prairie:
      […] she was as the wild yoncopin to the calla lily. Marjie knew how to dress. To-day, shaded by the buggy-top, in her dainty light blue lawn, with the soft pink of her cheeks and her clear white brow and throat, she was a most delicious thing […]

Proper noun
  1. A town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  2. An unincorporated community in Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. A town in Texas, USA.
  4. An unincorporated community in West Virginia, USA.

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