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Definitions of linen

  1. a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. white goods or clothing made with linen cloth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Made of linen; as, linen cloth; a linen stocking. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Resembling linen cloth; white; pale. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Underclothing, esp. the shirt, as being, in former times, chiefly made of linen. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp; - used in a general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels, tablecloths, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A cloth made of fax; articles made of this cloth; underclothing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Made of, or like, linen. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Cloth made of lint or flax: underclothing, particularly that made of linen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Made of flax: resembling linen cloth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Cloth made of flax, underclothing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Made of flax, or of linen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A fabric woven from flax; articles made of linen. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Made of flax or hemp; resembling linen cloth; white; pale. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Cloth made of flax or hemp; under-clothing, as usually of linen. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A cloth made of flax; underclothing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Made of linen. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. cloth made from flax. Several different Hebrew words are rendered linen, which may denote different fabrics of linen or different modes of manufacture. Egypt was the great centre of the linen trade. Some linen, made form the Egyptian byssus , a flax that grew on the banks of the Nile, was exceedingly soft and of dazzling whiteness. This linen has been sold for twice its weight in gold. Sir J.G. Wilkinson says of it, "The quality of the fine linen fully justifies all the praises of antiquity, and excites equal admiration at the present day, being to the touch comparable to silk, and not inferior in texture to our finest cambric." biblestudytools.com
  20. Thread or cloth made of flax or rarely of hemp; -- used in a general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels, tablecloths, etc. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. Heb., pishet, pishtah, denotes "flax," of which linen is made ( Isaiah 19:9 ); wrought flax, i.e., "linen cloth", Leviticus 13:47 Leviticus 13:48 Leviticus 13:52 Leviticus 13:59 ; Deuteronomy 22:11 . Flax was early cultivated in Egypt ( Exodus 9:31 ), and also in Palestine ( Joshua 2:6 ; Hosea 2:9 ). Various articles were made of it: garments ( 2 Samuel 6:14 ), girdles ( Jeremiah 13:1 ), ropes and thread ( Ezekiel 40:3 ), napkins ( Luke 24:12 ; John 20:7 ), turbans ( Ezekiel 44:18 ), and lamp-wicks ( Isaiah 42:3 ). biblestudytools.com
  22. Heb. buts, "whiteness;" rendered "fine linen" in 1 Chronicles 4:21 ; 15:27 ; 2 Chr 2:14 ; 3:14 ; Esther 1:6 ; 8:15 , and "white linen" 2 Chronicles 5:12 . It is not certain whether this word means cotton or linen. biblestudytools.com
  23. Heb. bad; rendered "linen" Exodus 28:42 ; 39:28 ; Leviticus 6:10 ; Leviticus 16:4 Leviticus 16:23 Leviticus 16:32 ; 1 Samuel 2:18 ; 2 Sam 6:14 , etc. It is uniformly used of the sacred vestments worn by the priests. The word is from a root signifying "separation." biblestudytools.com
  24. Heb. shesh; rendered "fine linen" Exodus 25:4 ; Exodus 26:1 Exodus 26:31 Exodus 26:36 , etc. In Proverbs 31:22 it is rendered in Authorized Version "silk," and in Revised Version "fine linen." The word denotes Egyptian linen of peculiar whiteness and fineness (byssus). The finest Indian linen, the finest now made, has in an inch one hundred threads of warp and eighty-four of woof; while the Egyptian had sometimes one hundred and forty in the warp and sixty-four in the woof. This was the usual dress of the Egyptian priest. Pharaoh arrayed Joseph in a dress of linen ( Genesis 41:42 ). biblestudytools.com
  25. Heb. 'etun. Proverbs 7:16 , "fine linen of Egypt;" in Revised Version, "the yarn of Egypt." biblestudytools.com
  26. Heb. sadin. Proverbs 31:24 , "fine linen;" in Revised Version, "linen garments" ( Judges 14:12 Judges 14:13 ; Isaiah 3:23 ). From this Hebrew word is probably derived the Greek word sindon, rendered "linen" in Mark 14:51 Mark 14:52 ; 15:46 ; Matthew 27:59 . The word "linen" is used as an emblem of moral purity ( Revelation 15:6 ). In Luke 16:19 it is mentioned as a mark of luxury. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Linen". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  27. Thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp; used in a general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels, tablecloths, etc.; as, bed linens dictgcide_fs
  28. lin'en, n. cloth made of lint or flax: underclothing, particularly that made of linen: articles of linen, or of linen and cotton--table-linen, bed-linen, body-linen.--adj. made of flax: resembling linen cloth.--n. LIN'EN-DRAP'ER, a merchant who deals in linens. [Properly an adj. with suffix -en--A.S. lín--L. linum, flax; Gr. linon.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Made of flax (l. cloth). (N.) cloth woven from flax, (with pl.) particular kind of this; (collect.) shirts, sheets, cloths, &c., of l., calico, &c. (wash one\'s dirty l. at home, in public, keep, not keep, quiet about domestic quarrels &c.); l.-draper, dealer in l., calico, &c.; hence linenette (2) n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Thread or cloth made of flax or hemp;— the under part of dress, as being chiefly made of linen. Cabinet Dictionary

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