Sense: 1
Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: launde 'open space between woods'
Sense: 2
Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Laon, town in northern France where such cloth was made


1 [uncountable and countable]DLG an area of ground in a garden or park that is covered with short grass:
I spent all morning mowing the lawn (=cutting the grass).
a carefully tended lawn
2 [uncountable]TIM a fine cloth made from cotton or linen
WORD FOCUS: garden WORD FOCUS: garden
parts of a garden: lawn, flowerbed, hedge, patio, rockery, pond, greenhouse, compost heap, kitchen garden

things you do in the garden: cut the grass/mow the lawn, weed the flowerbeds, sow seeds, plant flowers/bushes/trees, water the plants, cut back/prune roses and other bushes, trim the hedge

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