linen definition

  • noun:
    • Thread made of fibers of this flax plant.
    • Cloth woven from this bond.
    • Articles or garments made from linen or a similar fabric, such as for example cotton; bed sheets and tablecloths.
    • Paper created from flax materials or having a linenlike luster.
    • Thread or fabric produced from flax fibre.
    • Domestic fabrics, such as tablecloths, bedding, towels, under clothing, etc., that are made from linen or linen-like materials of cotton fiber or any other materials; linens.
    • A light beige colour, like this of linen cloth undyed.
    • Thread or fabric made of flax or (hardly ever) of hemp; -- utilized in a general feeling to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels, tablecloths, etc.
    • Underclothing, esp. the shirt, to be, in former times, chiefly manufactured from linen.
    • A fabric of linen yarn or thread; fabric woven from materials of flax; within the plural, linen cloth overall; manufactures of flax-fiber: as, Irish linens.
    • Collectively, articles of linen material, or by extension (in contemporary usage) of linen and cotton fiber, or of cotton fiber alone for household use, as tablecloths, napkins, an such like. (table-linen), sheets and pillow-cases (bed-linen), towels, etc., and for undies (body-linen), etc.
    • Linen thread.
    • Cloth manufactured from hemp.
    • plural Sails.
    • a fabric woven with fibers from flax plant
    • white goods or garments created using linen cloth
    • a high-quality report manufactured from linen fibers or with a linen finish
  • adjective:
    • made from flax or linen.
    • Resembling linen.
    • made from linen
    • Resembling linen fabric; white; pale.
  • others:
    • Made of the materials of flax: as, linen bond; linen cloth.
    • Resembling linen fabric; white; pale.

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