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nylon (fabric)

Definition:

a synthetic fabric

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

nylons

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

coined, according to DuPont, from random generic syllable nyl- + -on, common...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Nylon

a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers known generically as polyamides, first produced on February 28, 1935, by Wallace Carothers at DuPont's research facility at the DuPont Experimental Station. Nylon is one of the most commonly used... (39 of 3372 words, 5 images)

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Nylon (disambiguation) | Nylons

may refer to: Nylon, a polymer | Nylon or Nylons may also refer to: Nylon stockings, held up by a suspender belt ("sussies") or top elastic | Nylons, pantyhose | Nylons, tights, a type of leggings | Nylon (magazine), an American pop culture and fashion... (41 of 155 words, 11 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

nylon

any synthetic plastic material composed of polyamides of high molecular weight and usually, but not always, manufactured as a fibre. Nylons were ... (22 of 332 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/423155​/nylon

Collins Dictionary:

nylon | NYLON

a class of synthetic polyamide materials made by copolymerizing ... | yarn or cloth made of nylon, used for clothing, stockings, etc | [modifier] ... (22 of 450 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nylon

Columbia Encyclopedia:

nylon

synthetic thermoplastic material characterized by strength, elasticity, resistance to abrasion and chemicals, low moisture absorbency, and capacity to ... (18 of 126 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0836237​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

nylon | nylons

a tough, lightweight, elastic synthetic polymer with a protein-like ... | fabric or yarn made from nylon fibres | ("nylons") : stockings or tights ... (22 of 89 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nylon

Wiktionary:

nylon

Originally, the DuPont company trade name for polyamide, a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers bonded together; now generically used for this type of polymer. | [plural] A stocking originally... (34 of 66 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

nylon | nylons [plural]

any of numerous strong tough elastic synthetic polyamide materials that are ... | "nylons": stockings made of nylon (17 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nylon

Random House Dictionary:

nylon | nylons [sense-specific]

any of a class of thermoplastic polyamides capable of extrusion when molten ... | "nylons": stockings made of nylon, especially sheer, full-length ... (21 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/nylon

American Heritage Dictionary:

nylon | nylons [sense-specific]

Any of a family of high-strength, resilient synthetic polymers, the molecules of which contain the recurring amide group CONH. | Cloth or yarn made ... (23 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

nylon [United States]

any of a group of synthetic long-chain polymeric amides with recurring ... | any of the materials made from nylon ; stockings of nylon yarn (24 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nylon

Macmillan British Dictionary:

nylon | nylons

[uncountable] a strong artificial substance that is used in making plastic and cloth | "nylons": [plural, outdated] nylon stockings (18 of 42 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nylon

Cambridge Dictionary:

nylon | nylons

an artificial substance used especially to make clothes, ropes and brushes | "nylons": [dated] women's nylon tights or stockings (leg coverings) (20 of 31 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nylon

Encarta Dictionary:

nylon

a tough synthetic material. Use: food containers, brush bristles, clothing. | stockings made of a synthetic fiber such as nylon (19 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684185​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

nylon

First use: 1938

Origin: coined, according to DuPont, from random generic syllable nyl- + -on, common ending in fiber names (compare rayon), Ultimately ... (20 of 42 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=nylon

Wiktionary:

nylon

Origin: Arbitrary letters + -on (by analogy with cotton); the frequently heard claim that the word derives from abbreviations of New York ("NY") and London ("Lon") is a myth.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nylon

American Heritage Dictionary:

nylon

Origin: Coined by its inventors, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nylon

Oxford Dictionary:

nylon | nylons

First use: 1930s

Origin: an invented word, on the pattern of cotton and rayon

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nylon

Collins Dictionary:

nylon | NYLON

First use: 20th century

Origin: originally a trademark | from N(ew) Y(ork) + Lon(don)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nylon

New World Dictionary:

nylon [United States]

Origin: arbitrary coinage, influenced by cotton and rayon

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/nylon

Merriam-Webster:

nylon

First use: 1938

Origin: coined word

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nylon

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

nylon | NYLON

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nylon"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/nylon

Macmillan British Dictionary:

nylon

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nylon"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nylon

Macmillan American Dictionary:

nylon

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nylon"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/nylon

Cambridge Dictionary:

nylon

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "nylon"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "nylon"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nylon

the Free Dictionary:

nylon

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "nylon"

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Google Dictionary:

nylon

Audio: English pronunciation of "nylon"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

nylon

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nylon"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=nylon​001 word=nylon

YourDictionary Audio:

nylon

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "nylon" by speech synthesizer

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