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Definition of the noun lint

What does lint mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: lints

  1. fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: fiber / fibre = a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    • substance: ravelling / raveling = a bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric
  2. cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: cloth / fabric / material / textile = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

Alternative definition of the noun lint

noun

  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

Person

Who is Lint?

Lint a.k.a. Tim Armstrong: Timothy Lockwood Armstrong, is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the singer/guitarist for the punk rock band Rancid and hip hop/punk rock supergroup the Transplants. Prior to forming Rancid, Armstrong was in the influential ska punk band Operation Ivy. In 1997, along with Brett Gurewitz of the band Bad Religion and owner of Epitaph Records, Armstrong founded Hellcat Records. In 2012, through his website, Armstrong started releasing music that influenced him, along with stripped-down cover songs of his own work under the name Tim Timebomb. He has released at least one song per week since late 2012. Armstrong is also an accomplished and sought-after songwriter for other artists. Armstrong won a Grammy Award for his work with Jimmy Cliff and Pink and he has also worked with Gwen Stefani and Joe Walsh.

Group

Lint is a musical group.

  • album: "Cold Scene"

Character

Lint is a fictional character from the 2010 film Freak Dance.

Writings

"Lint" is a book, written work.

  • also known as "Lint: the incredible career of cult author Jeff Lint"
  • author: Steve Aylett
  • genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Biography, Speculative fiction
  • subject: Literary
  • copyright: 2005-05-10

Miscellanea

  1. Lint is the common name for visible accumulations of textile fibers and other materials, usually found on and around clothing. Certain materials used in the manufacture of clothing, such as cotton, linen, and wool, contain numerous, very short fibers bundled together. During the course of normal wear, these fibers may either detach or be jostled out of the weave of which they are part. This is the reason that heavily used articles like shirts and towels become thin over time, and why these particles collect in the lint screen of a clothes dryer. Because of their low surface area, static cling causes fibers that have detached from an article of clothing to continue to stick to one another and to that article or other surfaces with which they come in contact. Other small fibers or particles also accumulate with these clothing fibers, including human and animal hair and skin cells, plant fibers, and pollen, dust, and microorganisms. The etymology of the modern word "lint" is related to "linting", the term used for the cultivation of the shorter fibers from the cotton plant, also called "lint", from which lower-quality cotton products are manufactured.
    • also known as Navel lint
  2. Lint: In computer programming, lint was the name originally given to a particular program that flagged some suspicious and non-portable constructs in C language source code. The term is now applied generically to tools that flag suspicious usage in software written in any computer language. The term lint-like behavior is sometimes applied to the process of flagging suspicious language usage. Lint-like tools generally perform static analysis of source code.
    • also known as Lint programming tool
  3. Lint is the common name of visible accumulations of textile fibers and other materials, usually found on and around clothing. Certain materials used in the manufacture of clothing, such as cotton, wool, and linen, contain numerous very short fibers bundled together. During the course of normal wear, these fibers may either break, or be jostled out of the weave of which they are part. This is the reason that heavily used articles like shirts and towels become thin over time, and why these particles collect in the lint screen of a clothes dryer. Because of their low surface area, static cling causes fibers that have detached from an article of clothing tend to continue to stick to one another, and to that article or other surfaces with which they come in contact. Other small fibers or particles also accumulate with these clothing fibers, including human and animal hair, skin cells, plant fibers, pollen, dust, and microorganisms. The etymology of the modern word "lint" is related to "linting", the term used for the cultivation of the shorter fibers from the cotton plant, also called "lint", from which lower quality cotton products are manufactured.
    • also known as Pocket lint
  4. Lint a.k.a. Line Islands Time Zone is a time zone.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lint

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Google previewChambers's Information for the People (1842)

by William Chambers, Robert Chambers

Lint is the fibrous bark of the oxplant, which grows in temperate climates to a height offrom three to four feet. When ripe, it is pulled and...

Google previewThe Physics and Applications of High Brightness Electron Beams (2003)

by James Rosenzweig, Gil Travish, Luca Serafini

lint is a total path length of the electron in the laser field including in common case both accelerating and deaccelerating phases.

Google previewA Biographical History of York County, Pennsylvania (1886)

by John Gibson

PETER LINT is a representative of two old families, who were among the earliest settlers of York County.

Lint is the possessor of 140 acres of finely improved land, and devotes much care and attention to fruit culture with gratifying results.

Google previewT-Shirts (2008)

by Wendy Blaxland

On modern farms, the fluffy cotton bolls are picked by machine and pressed into huge cubes, called modules, which are then taken by truck to the cotton factory The raw cotton fiber is called lint. A machine called a gin cleans the leaves and ...

Google previewCode Complete (2004)

by Steve McConnell

Lint is a picky syntax and semantics checker you can find in many C/C++ environments. Lint warns you about uninitialized variables, completely unused variables, variables that are assigned values and never used, parameters of a routine that ...

Google previewTales, Then and Now (2001)

More Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults by Anna E. Altmann, Gail De Vos

De Lint refers to this tale in the second ...

Google previewAndroid Developer Tools Essentials (2013)

Android Studio to Zipalign by Mike Wolfson, Donn Felker

Lint is a static analysis toolintroducedinADT 16 that scans your source code and identifies potential bugs.Youcanrunitfrom the command line, use it directly with the Java or XML editors, and use it with your build tools. It is intended to identify ...

Google previewUser Models in Dialog Systems (2012)

by Alfred Kobsa, Wolfgang Wahlster

Lint is a C tool. which could be expressed in GUMS as follows default(knows( Tool) if relevant(Tool), Cprogrammer). default(~knows(Tool) if ~used(Tool), relevant(Tool)). default(cprogrammer if used(cc)). certain(relevant(Tool) if cTool( Tool), ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Domestic Medicine and Household Surgery (1877)

Containing Information Anatomical and Physiological, Sanitary and Hygienic, Together with the Treatment of Accident and Emergency and the Management of Illness by Spencer Thomson

As a dressing, Taylor's new patent lint is a much thicker and more spongy, and, for this purpose, better adapted material than the others. Water-dressing is not necessarily covered with waterproof material ; if the part requires keeping very cool ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

Lint is an absorbent, which has not this disadvantage. See Monro in Med. Ess. Edinb. vol. v. art. 24. Experiments have been made for determining the comparative strength of different absorbents, or the quantities of acid they are capable of ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

The lint should be carefully weeded when about three inches high; after which forked sticks are to be stuck in the ground, so as to receive poles from ten to fifteen feet long, six or seven inches above the lint. Each row of poles should be three ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1875)

Being a Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering

(Lint, Flax.) A mill for grinding flax-seed for oil. See OIL-M.ILL.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

The lint must be weeded very clean when about three inches high ; directly after which you must set forked sticks, of about one and half inch thick (which ought to be prepared before) every four or five feet, according to the length of the poles ...

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Quotes about Lint

I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. (Charles de Lint)
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Scrabble value of L1I1N1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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