linen meaning

  • Linen /ˈlɪnɨn/ is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum.
  • Many products are made of linen: aprons, bags, towels (swimming, bath, beach, body and wash towels), napkins, bed linens, tablecloths, runners, chair covers, and men's and women's wear.
  • The word linen is of West Germanic origin and cognate to the Latin name for the flax plant, linum, and the earlier Greek λινόν (linón).
  • Textiles in a linen weave texture, even when made of cotton, hemp and other non-flax fibers, are also loosely referred to as "linen".

    Definition of linen in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlinensSUF-en
    1. NU Thread or cloth made from flax fiber.
      1. Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.
    2. NC Domestic textiles, such as tablecloths, bedding, towels, under clothes, etc., that are made of linen or linen-like fabrics of cotton or other fibers; linens.
      1. She put the freshly cleaned linens into the linen closet. ‎
    3. A light beige colour, like that of linen cloth undyed.
      1. linen colour:    
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • More precisely, he is overequipped: among the items he takes from London are a collapsible canoe, a Union Jack, six linen suits, an astrolabe and a portable humidor.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Adjectives ending in -en
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -en
              • Adjectives ending in -en
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
            • Singularia tantum
              • Uncountable nouns
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          1. en linens
          2. en lineny
          3. en linener
          4. en lineners
          5. en linenfold
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of linen for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "linen" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjectives ending in -en. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
          Difficultness: Level 1
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          Definiteness: Level 8
          Definite    ➨     Versatile