AskDefine | Define lining

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1 a protective covering that protects an inside surface
2 a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment [syn: liner]
3 providing something with a surface of a different material [syn: facing]
4 the act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.)

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  1. A covering for the inside surface of something.
  2. The material used for such a covering.
  3. The act of attaching such a covering.

Related terms


covering for the inside of something
material used for inside covering
act of attaching an inside covering


  1. present participle of line

Extensive Definition

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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