• IPA: /ˈlɪnɪn/


  1. (uncountable) Thread or cloth made from flax fiber.
  2. (countable) Domestic textiles, such as tablecloths, bedding, towels, underclothes, etc., that are made of linen or linen-like fabrics of cotton or other fibers; linens.
    She put the freshly cleaned linens into the linen closet.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ […] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window at the old mare feeding in the meadow below by the brook, […].
  3. A light beige colour, like that of linen cloth undyed.
Translations Translations
  • French: linge
  • Portuguese: roupa
  • Russian: бельё
  • Spanish: ropa blanca
  • Spanish: linocros

linen (not comparable)

  1. Made from linen cloth or thread.
  2. Having the colour linen, light beige.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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