(noun) white goods or clothing made with linen cloth
(noun) a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
linen, linen paper
(noun) a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish
Source: WordNet® 3.1
Linen (plural Linens)
• According to the 2010 United States Census, Linen is the 26391st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 925 individuals. Linen is most common among Black/African American (74.16%) and White (17.08%) individuals.
• Lenin, linne
linen (countable and uncountable, plural linens)
(uncountable) Thread or cloth made from flax fiber.
(countable) Domestic textiles, such as tablecloths, bedding, towels, underclothes, etc, that are made of linen or linen-like fabrics of cotton or other fibers; linens.
A light beige colour, like that of linen cloth undyed.
• dirty linen
• fair linen
• table linen
linen (not comparable)
Made from linen cloth or thread.
Having the colour linen, light beige.
• Lenin, linne
Lin"en, a. Etym: [OE., fr. lin linen. See Linen, n.
Definition: Made of linen; as, linen cloth; a linen stocking.
2. Resembling linen cloth; white; pale.
Lin"en, n. Etym: [Prop. an adj. from OE. lin. flax, AS. lin flax,
whence linen made of flax; akin to OS., Icel., & MHG. lin flax and
linen, G. lein, leinen, linen, Sw. lin flax, Goth. lein linen, L.
linum flax, linen, Gr. Line, Linseed.]
1. Thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp; -- used in a
general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels,
tablecloths, etc. "In linen white as milk." Robert of Brunne.
2. Underclothing, esp. the shirt, as being, in former times, chiefly
made of linen. Linen draper, a dealer in linen.
– Linen prover, a small microscope for counting the threads in a
given space in linen fabrics.
– Linen scroll, Linen pattern (Arch.), an ornament for filling
panels, copied from the folds of a piece of stuff symmetrically
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition