AskDefine | Define lint

Dictionary Definition

lint

Noun

1 fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers
2 cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

lint
  1. a fine material made by scraping cotton or linen cloth; used for dressing wounds
  2. clinging fuzzy fluff that accumulates in one's pockets or navel etc
  3. the fibrous coat of thick hairs covering the seeds of the cotton plant

Translations

a fine material made by scraping cotton or linen cloth
fuzzy fluff
  • Finnish: nukka
  • Norwegian: lo
  • Swedish: ludd
* Spanish: pelusa f s
the fibrous coat of thick hairs covering the seeds of the cotton plant

Extensive Definition

Lint may mean:
  • Fibrous coat of thick hairs covering the seeds of the cotton plant
  • Fuzzy fluff that accumulates on various fabrics, which can be removed via a lint roller
  • Fibers that become trapped in the lint filter of a clothes dryer
  • Navel lint, an accumulation of fluffy fibers in one's navel
  • Pocket lint, an accumulation of fibers found in pockets
Lint may also refer to:
See also: Lindt & Sprüngli (also known as Lindt), chocolate maker.
lint in German: Lint
lint in Hebrew: מוך
lint in Dutch: Lint
lint in Simple English: Lint

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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