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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
lawn
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
lawn bowling
lawn chair
lawn mower
lawn party
lawn tennis
mow...lawn
▪ It’s time to mow the lawn again.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
back
▪ He finishes at the front and brings the machine round to the back lawn where my sister is having her picnic.
▪ A red-hot finger of lava was slowly advancing toward the house, lapping the edge of the back lawn.
▪ Off in the distance on the back lawns fires had been lit which the audience were moshing around.
▪ Mr Copley, robed in cassock and billowing surplice, was impatiently pacing the back lawn seeming oblivious to their presence.
front
▪ Julie ambled happily down the long immaculate front lawn, bordered on each side by miniature fruit trees.
▪ Outside, on the front lawn hoisted atop a wooden flagpole, an eternal blank check waves bravely in the breeze.
▪ Not much to look at, because the front lawn and the drive to the Manor were a shambles.
▪ It too had its imposing front lawn and luxurious emptiness.
▪ The long grass of the front lawns was luminous with golden bars of sunlight.
▪ They were tearing up the playgrounds and tearing up the front lawns and the porches.
▪ It's claimed the officers left these tyre marks on the front lawn ... and this typewritten note.
▪ Nor could he be left alone anymore in the late afternoons when he insisted on watering the front lawn.
green
▪ Palms loomed over cypresses and poinsettias, and brown men in straw hats trimmed the miles of green lawns.
▪ Through the hydraulic doors, I could see the lush green lawn that stretched languidly across an immense parking lot.
▪ Summertime Peter glided easily to a gentle landing on the lush green lawn outside the ranch house.
▪ He wanted to find himself standing, without having moved, in the fresh air on the green lawn outside.
▪ And the northernmost town has several sprawling communities dotted with golf courses and street after street of lush, green lawns.
▪ Of the species whose vegetative propagation is rapid, the small plants forming a green lawn over the bottom prove most useful.
▪ Families, houses, and green lawns that had to be mowed in summer and raked in the fall.
▪ This delightful eating and drinking establishment serves wonderful meals outside on a back deck surrounded lush green lawns and towering trees.
large
▪ With him were his brother Mohibullah, Mehboob and their various children, all playing on the large lawn.
▪ Ivy draped the whole frontage of the building and mingled with the moss of the large dilapidated lawn.
▪ A special attraction is the swimming pool, with sliding windows opening on to a large lawn.
▪ Facing a large lawn was yet another open-air theatre where acrobats performed.
▪ The hotel features a pleasant swimming pool with sun terrace, lounge chairs and large lawns for sunbathing.
manicured
▪ A gravel drive swept between manicured lawns to the portico of the imposing Edwardian house.
white
▪ Trestle tables had been arranged in a square and covered with white lawn sheets.
▪ The power was on self-congratulatory display Wednesday night on the White House south lawn.
▪ The president had begun his day by planting a 6-foot-tall dogwood on the White House lawn in honor of Brown.
▪ It would have a better chance of finding revenue by digging for pirate treasure on the White House lawn.
wide
▪ It sits amid wide lawns and giant cedar trees high above the eastern banks of the wide and winding River Dart.
▪ We passed one mansion with its own swimming pool and wide lawns, which cost £30,000 to build in 1965.
▪ She sat on the chair by the window and gazed out at the wide lawns edged by chestnut trees.
▪ The adventurer looked about him, and saw a wide beautiful lawn on which many people stood around the Emperor.
■ NOUN
chair
▪ All performances are free, with attendees encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
▪ Rob said, rocking back in his philosophic lawn chair.
▪ In the patio, all four of us are draped over lawn chairs reading.
▪ Food and beverages will be available, and lawn chairs or a blanket are recommended for comfortable viewing.
▪ Clean up the lawn chairs and set aside the evenings of April 3 and Sept. 26.
▪ I peek inside the shed and there, stacked like lawn chairs, are three more caribou stiffs.
▪ Bring a lawn chair or beach chair for comfortable seating, and leave the alcoholic beverages at home.
▪ Seating is free for those wishing to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs.
furniture
▪ For a minute he watched her at work out back, sweeping twigs from the iron lawn furniture.
▪ They all chose the heavy wrought-iron lawn furniture painted blinding white.
house
▪ The president had begun his day by planting a 6-foot-tall dogwood on the White House lawn in honor of Brown.
▪ It would have a better chance of finding revenue by digging for pirate treasure on the White House lawn.
mower
▪ I even bought a lawn mower.
▪ At 95 decibels, about the sound level of a lawn mower, workers are allowed four hours' exposure.
▪ A lawn mower droned a few houses down.
▪ I found it thus: I had never ridden a lawn mower before.
▪ Ground-nesting birds are sometimes run over by lawn mowers.
▪ His dad can stand her for about five minutes, then he goes out and starts up the lawn mower.
▪ Less money to spend means that fewer people will buy lawn mowers or take the family out to eat.
▪ It is not about outdoor barbecues and lawn mowers.
sprinkler
▪ The lawn sprinklers had been switched on and from time to time the breeze blew a gust of spray in their faces.
▪ Women came out of their houses to turn on lawn sprinklers, soaking the marchers as they walked by.
▪ Remembering that what we were experiencing was meant to be enjoyable left our wits spinning like a lawn sprinkler.
▪ To return to the analogy of the lawn sprinkler and the rainstorm, both can explain how the driveway got wet.
▪ There was a movie theater playing True Grit and a plywood chapel with lawn sprinklers around it.
tennis
▪ Without glasses she couldn't even begin to play lawn tennis or aim a rifle.
■ VERB
cut
▪ If yours is still being mended, borrow your neighbour's mower and cut the lawn.
▪ She stepped off to the side, then, turning, cut quickly across the lawn.
▪ It is not difficult to construct your own labyrinth, either in stones or cut into your lawn.
▪ A silvery thread of water cut through the forest lawn, a gambolling secret between high narrow banks.
lay
▪ The land has also been laid to lawn.
▪ Their shade lay across road and lawn.
mow
▪ If grass could scream, would you still mow the lawn?
▪ Twelve-year-old Jeff has decided to earn some money by mowing neighbors' lawns.
▪ Amanda beamed - now George had no excuse for not mowing the lawn.
▪ Are they coming to mow the lawn or to liberate the hostages with rakes, clippers and blowers?
▪ Four people were killed when mowing their lawn with an electric mower.
▪ He had jobs on the Cape, mowing lawns, doing gardening work, staying with friends of ours.
▪ Though he had always hated mowing the lawns he liked the garden, too.
▪ It stated that the good brothers would go so far as to mow his lawn should he stay.
mowed
▪ I remember ow indefatigably he mowed the lawn, even on a hot summer's day.
▪ Every Saturday morning - weather permitting - he mowed the lawn.
set
▪ It was a small community, very snooty, of large detached houses set in lawns and trees.
stand
▪ Lewis stood on the front lawn, looking up at the bedroom windows.
▪ I stand on a lawn across the street, watching the fuchsia flames licking the sky.
▪ Jack and I stood on the lawn and watched the grooming of the landscape.
▪ I stood on the lawn, naked and violent.
▪ He stood watering a whole lawn, which itself must have ceased to exist in the long interim since yesterday.
walk
▪ After the service Jed saw Carol walking across the lawn in front of the cathedral.
▪ Outside, a fair, willowy girl and a heavy-set woman in white were walking across the lawn.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Breaking up the concrete driveway came next to make way for lawns, borders and a pond.
▪ Gravel is a good substitute for a lawn, especially in a very small garden.
▪ Now I dropped my jacket on to the lawn and fell atop it.
▪ Out front, stuck in the lawn by the walk, was a sign announcing that he took passport photos.
▪ Seating is free for those wishing to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs.
▪ This behaviour should not be encouraged, because it can cause damage to the lawn or plants.
▪ Well recommended food. 2.5 acres of terraced lawns with 25 metre heated outdoor pool.
▪ Women came out of their houses to turn on lawn sprinklers, soaking the marchers as they walked by.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lawn

Lawn \Lawn\ (l[add]n), n. [OE. laund, launde, F. lande heath, moor; of Celtic origin; cf. W. llan an open, clear place, llawnt a smooth rising hill, lawn, Armor. lann or lan territory, country, lann a prickly plant, pl. lannou heath, moor.]

  1. An open space between woods.
    --Milton.

    ``Orchard lawns and bowery hollows.''
    --Tennyson.

  2. Ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown.

    Lawn mower, a machine for clipping the short grass of lawns.

    Lawn tennis, a variety of the game of tennis, played in the open air, sometimes upon a lawn, instead of in a tennis court. See Tennis.

Lawn

Lawn \Lawn\, n. [Earlier laune lynen, i. e., lawn linen; prob. from the town Laon in France.] A very fine linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric with a rather open texture. Lawn is used for the sleeves of a bishop's official dress in the English Church, and, figuratively, stands for the office itself.

A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn.
--Pope.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
lawn

"turf, stretch of grass," 1540s, laune "glade, open space between woods," from Middle English launde (c.1300), from Old French lande "heath, moor, barren land; clearing" (12c.), from Gaulish (compare Breton lann "heath"), or from its Germanic cognate, source of English land (n.). The -d perhaps mistaken for an affix and dropped. Sense of "grassy ground kept mowed" first recorded 1733.

lawn

"thin linen or cotton cloth," early 15c., probably from Laon, city in northern France, a center of linen manufacture. The town name is Old French Lan, from Latin Laudunum, of Celtic origin.

Wiktionary
lawn

Etymology 1 n. 1 An open space between woods. 2 Ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context uncountable English) A type of thin linen or cotton. 2 (context in the plural English) Pieces of this fabric, especially as used for the sleeves of a bishop. 3 (context countable obsolete English) A piece of clothing made from lawn.

WordNet
lawn

n. a field of cultivated and mowed grass

Gazetteer
Lawn, TX -- U.S. town in Texas
Population (2000): 353
Housing Units (2000): 162
Land area (2000): 0.564349 sq. miles (1.461656 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.564349 sq. miles (1.461656 sq. km)
FIPS code: 41872
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.135405 N, 99.748066 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 79530
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Lawn, TX
Lawn
Wikipedia
Lawn

A lawn is an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses or (rarely) other durable plants such as clover which are maintained at a short height with a lawnmower and used for aesthetic and recreational purposes. Common characteristics of a lawn are that it is composed only of grass species, it is subject to weed and pest control, it is subject to practices aimed at maintaining its green color (e.g., watering), and it is regularly mowed to ensure an acceptable length, although these characteristics are not binding as a definition. Lawns are used around houses, apartments, commercial buildings and offices. Many city parks also have large lawn areas. In recreational contexts, the specialised names turf, pitch, field or green may be used, depending on the sport and the continent.

The term "lawn", referring to a managed grass space, dates to no earlier than the 16th century. Tied to suburban expansion and the creation of the household aesthetic, the lawn is an important aspect of the interaction between the natural environment and the constructed urban and suburban space. In many suburban areas, there are bylaws in place requiring houses to have lawns and requiring the proper maintenance of these lawns. In some jurisdictions where there are water shortages, local government authorities are encouraging alternatives to lawns to reduce water use.

Lawn (disambiguation)

A lawn is an area of land planted with grass and sometimes clover and other plants, which are maintained at a low, even height.

Lawn may also refer to:

  • Bacterial lawn, concept in microbiology
  • Lawn, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Lawn, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Lawn, Texas, United States
  • Lawn, West Virginia, United States
  • Lawn (band), Dutch alternative-indie rock band
  • Lawn cloth, a plain weave textile
  • A local area wireless network
  • The Lawn, a court at the University of Virginia in the United States
  • The Lawn Ground, a former football ground in England
  • The Lawn, Lincoln, a grade II listed building in the Greek Revival style, in Lincoln England

People named Lawn:

  • Chris Lawn (born 1972), former Tyrone Gaelic footballer
  • John C. Lawn (21st century), FBI agent
  • John J. Lawn, an American state legislator
Lawn (band)

Lawn is a Dutch Alternative- Indie rock band. They have released two albums: Lawn-dro-mat (2000) and Backspace (2003). Their song Fix (from Backspace) includes a duet with Anneke van Giersbergen, the former vocalist from fellow Dutch band The Gathering.

Usage examples of "lawn".

The beautifully rolled lawns and freshly painted club stand were sprinkled with spring dresses and abloom with sunshades, and coaches and other vehicles without number enclosed the farther side of the field.

She ached to be outside in the fresh air, to be dressed in her oldest jeans, turning over spades full of soft loamy earth, feeling the excitement and pleasure of siting the bulbs, of allowing her imagination to paint for her the colourful picture they would make in the spring, in their uniform beds set among lawn pathways and bordered by a long deep border of old-fashioned perennial plants.

Out front on the green cement lawn a tiptoed Cupid, wings aflutter, squirted from pouty lips an eternal stream of blue-colored water into a marble pool deep in good-luck coins and casino chips.

The front yard was rich green lawn worthy of Dublin, edged with beds of flowers-taller plantings of camellias, azaleas, hydrangeas, agapanthus, backing impatiens, begonia, and a white fringe of alyssum.

The landscaping was from another age: a couple of four-story cocoapalms, indifferently pruned bird of paradise grown ragged, agapanthus, andcalla lilies surrounding a flat, brown lawn.

Beyond the fence, the lawn was overgrown with weeds and ancient ailanthus bushes.

Suddenly Mandel and Akela were thrust back by an invisible force, both landing on their backsides, sprawled on the lawn.

Isemonger, wife of the police magistrate of the Province, met me on the bright, green lawn studded with clumps of alamanda, which surrounds their lovely, palm-shaded bungalow.

Mrs Ross swung round so quickly that the skirt of her grey alpaca dress formed itself for a moment into a bell and it looked to Tilly as if she were about to run down the steps and across the lawn.

Young Conservative and Young Socialist and Libertarian literature, a group of Anachronists clustered on a lawn around two masked and gauntleted men with their wooden battle-swords, striking at one another while their referee or marshall or whatever they called him circled slowly around the fighters.

As soon as the group was ready, Arak led them across the lawn toward a hemispherical structure similar to the pavilion although on a much smaller scale.

Gerry Pitts, the manager of the Cambridge Armory, checked outside at least ten times just to make sure that no handlers were exercising their dogs on the lawn.

The lawns were in beautiful order, and the beds gay with tulips, aubrietias, forget-me-nots, and a lovely show of hyacinths.

Monday around noon he was allowed to sit in a deck-chair, on the lawn, which he had avidly gazed at for some days from his window.

She contended that the beautiful lawn at the Bijou was productive of strength for David, rest for Carol, amusement for Julia, and literary material for her.