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Meaning of NAPKIN

Pronunciation:  'napkin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
  2. [n]  to protect clothing; wipe mouth

NAPKIN is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: diaper, nappy, serviette, table napkin
 See Also: bib, dinner napkin, garment, napery, table linen, tea napkin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nap"kin\, n. [Dim. of OF. nape a tablecloth, cloth, F.
nappe, L. mappa. See {Napery}.]
1. A little towel, or small cloth, esp. one for wiping the
   fingers and mouth at table.

2. A handkerchief. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Napkin pattern}. See {Linen scroll}, under {Linen}. --
   {Napkin ring}, a ring of metal, ivory, or other material,
   used to inclose a table napkin.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a napkin in your dream means neatness and cleanliness. You may be preparing yourself to hear some goodness. Seeing soiled napkins being placed on the dining table, symbolizes a major marital or relationship problem.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Gr. soudarion, John 11:44; 20:7; Lat. sudarium, a "sweat-cloth"), a cloth for wiping the sweat from the face. But the word is used of a wrapper to fold money in (Luke 19:20), and as an article of dress, a "handkerchief" worn on the head (Acts 19:12).