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), 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.

(Lawnd) n. [Obs.] See Laund.

(Lawn"y) a. Having a lawn; characterized by a lawn or by lawns; like a lawn.

Musing through the lawny park.
T. Warton.

(Lawn"y), a. Made of lawn or fine linen. Bp. Hall.

(Law*so"ni*a) n. (Bot.) An Asiatic and North African shrub with smooth oval leaves, and fragrant white flowers. Henna is prepared from the leaves and twigs. In England the shrub is called Egyptian privet, and in the West Indies, Jamaica mignonette.

(Law"suit`) n. An action at law; a suit in equity or admiralty; any legal proceeding before a court for the enforcement of a claim.

(Law"yer) n. [From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow.]

1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.

2. (Zoöl.) (a) The black-necked stilt. See Stilt. (b) The bowfin (c) The burbot

(Law"yer*like` Law"yer*ly) a. Like, or becoming, a lawyer; as, lawyerlike sagacity. "Lawyerly mooting of this point." Milton.

(Lax) a. [Compar. Laxer (-er); superl. Laxest.] [L. laxus Cf. Laches, Languish, Lease, v. t., Leash.]

1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber.

The flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy.

(Lawn) 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.]

1. An open space between woods. Milton.

"Orchard lawns and bowery hollows."

2. Ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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