[lahn-zhuh-rey, lan-zhuh-ree, -juh-; French lanzhuh-ree]
underwear, sleepwear, and other items of intimate apparel worn by women.
Archaic. linen goods in general.
having the qualities of lingerie; lacy or frilly.
women’s underwear and nightwear
(archaic) linen goods collectively
1835 (but not in widespread use until 1852), from French lingerie “things made of linen,” also “laundry room, linen shop” (15c.), from Old French linge “linen” (12c.), from Latin lineus (adj.) “of linen,” from linum “flax, linen” (see linen). Originally introduced in English as a euphemism for scandalous under-linen.
[ling-ger] verb (used without object) 1. to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected, as if from reluctance to leave: We lingered awhile after the party. 2. to remain alive; continue or persist, although gradually dying, ceasing, disappearing, etc.: She lingered a few months after the heart attack. Such […]
[ling-goh] noun, plural lingoes. 1. the language and speech, especially the jargon, slang, or argot, of a particular field, group, or individual: gamblers’ lingo. 2. language or speech, especially if strange or foreign. [ling-goh] noun, plural lingoes. 1. . [ling-goh] noun 1. a metal weight attached to the cords of a Jacquard harness, for lowering […]
[ling-goh] noun 1. a metal weight attached to the cords of a Jacquard harness, for lowering the warp threads after they have been raised and for keeping the harness cords taut. 2. the same object attached to a drawloom.
LINguistics Oriented Language. Natural language processing. [“A Linguistics Oriented Programming Language”, V.R. Pratt, Third Intl Joint Conf on AI, 1973].