[nahy-lon] /ˈnaɪ lɒn/
any of a class of thermoplastic polyamides capable of extrusion when molten into fibers, sheets, etc., of extreme toughness, strength, and elasticity, synthesized by the interaction of a dicarboxylic acid with a diamine: used especially for yarn, fabrics, and bristles, as for brushes.
nylons, stockings made of nylon, especially sheer, full-length ones for women.
stockings made of nylon or other man-made material
a class of synthetic polyamide materials made by copolymerizing dicarboxylic acids with diamines. They can be moulded into a variety of articles, such as combs and machine parts. Nylon monofilaments are used for bristles, etc, and nylon fibres can be spun into yarn
(informal) a high-earning business executive who enjoys a transatlantic lifestyle, living part of the year in New York City and part in London
1940; see nylon.
1938, coined, according to DuPont, from random generic syllable nyl- + -on, common ending in fiber names (cf. rayon), said to be ultimately from cotton. Use (in plural) for “nylon stockings” is from 1940.
Any of various materials made of synthetic polyamides (a type of nitrogen-containing polymer). Nylon is very strong and elastic, and can be formed into fibers, sheets, or bristles. It is used to make fabrics, plastics, and molded products.
1. /nim/ (From the third syllable of “anonymous”; or “nym server”) A server that functions as an anonymous remailer. 2. A popular hostname for nym servers. 3. A mail-forwarding account on a nym server. (1999-02-26) New York Mets
/ˈnaɪmən/ noun 1. Michael. born 1944, British composer; works include the opera The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat (1986) and scores for films, including The Piano (1992) and several films by Peter Greenaway
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