Crossword clues for lawn
- A field of cultivated and mowed grass
- Suburbanite's pride
- A sight in suburbia
- Thin, cotton fabric
- Sight in suburbia
- Grassy expanse
- Ash ___, a Monroe home
- Fine linen
- Common suburban sight
- Place to play croquet
- Scene of some parties
- Kind of party or tennis
- Feature of a common
- Common feature
- Croquet locale
- Kind of tennis or bowling
- Sheer fabric
- Area often mowed
- Outdoor greenery
- Fine fabric
- Sheer cloth
- Part of U.S.L.T.A.
- Where crabgrass seems to thrive
- Thin linen
- Mowing site
- White House area
- Spot for tennis
- Suburban sight
- Bowling green
- Croquet site
- Croquet field
- Court material
- Croquet area
- Suburban green
- Place for an egg roll
- "For sale" sign site
- Homeowner's pride
- Place for an Easter egg hunt
- Bowling green, e.g.
- Cemetery expanse
- Home turf?
- White House adjunct
- Wimbledon surface
- ___ tennis
- It extends about a yard
- It may be manicured
- Grass roots development?
- What a sidewalk may abut
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
An open space between woods.
``Orchard lawns and bowery hollows.''
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\, 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"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.
"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.
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.
n. a field of cultivated and mowed grass
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.
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.
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 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.