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  Dictionary Definition of lin


Lin (l[i^]n), v. i. [AS. linnan. See Lithe.] To yield; to stop; to cease. [Obs. or Scot.] --Marston. Lin Lin, v. t. To cease from. [Obs. or Scot.] Lin Lin, n. [Ir. linn, or Gael. linne; akin to W. llyn a pool, pond, lake, but in senses 2 and 3 prob. from AS. hlynn torrent. Cf. Dunlin.] 1. A pool or collection of water, particularly one above or below a fall of water. 2. A waterfall, or cataract; as, a roaring lin. 3. A steep ravine. Note: Written also linn and lyn. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc. Cite This Source