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nap·kin

 (năp′kĭn)
n.
1. A piece of cloth or absorbent paper used at table to protect the clothes or wipe the lips and fingers.
2. A cloth or towel.
3. A sanitary napkin.
4. Chiefly British A diaper.

[Middle English : Old French nape, nappe, tablecloth; see nappe + -kin, -kin.]

napkin

(ˈnæpkɪn)
n
1. Also called: table napkin a usually square piece of cloth or paper used while eating to protect the clothes, wipe the mouth, etc; serviette
2. rare a similar piece of cloth used for example as a handkerchief or headscarf
3. a more formal name for nappy1
4. a less common term for sanitary towel
[C15: from Old French, from nape tablecloth, from Latin mappa small cloth, towel; see map]

nap•kin

(ˈnæp kɪn)

n.
1. a small piece of cloth or paper, usu. square, for use in wiping the lips and fingers and to protect the clothes while eating.
3. Chiefly Brit. diaper.
4. Scot. and North Eng. handkerchief.
5. Scot. kerchief.
[1350–1400; Middle English, =nape tablecloth (< Middle French nappe < Latin mappa napkin) + -kin -kin; compare map]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.napkin - a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothingnapkin - a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
bib - a napkin tied under the chin of a child while eating
dinner napkin - a large napkin used when dinner is served
napery, table linen - linens for the dining table
tea napkin - a small napkin used when tea is served
2.napkin - garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waistnapkin - garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"

napkin

noun serviette, cloth She dabbed her lips carefully with a napkin.
Translations
الشَّكل الكامِل للكَلِمَه السابِقَه في 1فوطَهمِنْدِيلُ الْـمَائِدَةِمِنْدِيلُ الـمَائِدَة
ubrousekplena
servietble
lautasliinaservettiterveyssidevaippa
ubrus
egészségügyi betétpelenkasálszalvéta
bleyjaservíetta, munnòurrka
ナプキン
냅킨식탁용 냅킨
palutėservetėlėvystyklas
autiņisalvete
plienka
prtič
servett
ผ้าเช็ดปากผ้าเช็ดปากบนโต๊ะอาหาร
peçetekağıt peçetenappynin tam şekli
khăn ăn

napkin

[ˈnæpkɪn]
A. N (= table napkin) → servilleta f (Brit) (baby's) → pañal m (US) (= sanitary towel) → compresa f higiénica, paño m higiénico
B. CPD napkin ring Nservilletero m

napkin

[ˈnæpkɪn] nserviette f (de table)napkin ring nrond m de serviette

napkin

n
(= table napkin)Serviette f, → Mundtuch nt (old)
(for baby) → Windel f; (US: = sanitary napkin) → (Damen)binde f

napkin

[ˈnæpkɪn] n (also table napkin) → tovagliolo, salvietta

napkin

(ˈnӕpkin) noun
1. (also table napkin) a small piece of cloth or paper for protecting the clothes from drips etc and for wiping the lips at meals.
2. full form of nappy.

napkin

مِنْدِيلُ الْـمَائِدَةِ, مِنْدِيلُ الـمَائِدَة ubrousek serviet Serviette πετσέτα φαγητού servilleta lautasliina serviette ubrus tovagliolo ナプキン 냅킨, 식탁용 냅킨 servet serviett serwetka guardanapo салфетка servett ผ้าเช็ดปาก, ผ้าเช็ดปากบนโต๊ะอาหาร kağıt peçete, peçete khăn ăn 餐巾, 餐巾纸

napkin

n. servilleta.

napkin

V. sanitary.
References in classic literature ?
Yes, he must bring out seats and food for both, and in serving us present not ewer and napkin with more show of respect to the one than to the other."
When I saw my host carefully lay out these occult substances of uninviting appearance on a clean napkin, and then plunge once more into profound reflection at the sight of them, my curiosity could be no longer restrained.
Instantly flinging a fresh cloth over the round table under the bronze chandelier, though it already had a table cloth on it, he pushed up velvet chairs, and came to a standstill before Stepan Arkadyevitch with a napkin and a bill of fare in his hands, awaiting his commands.
He bended his head sideways as he assiduously polished away with a napkin at the gleaming wood.
She fetched a napkin and laid in it the magic fruits from the enchanted garden, which sparkled and shone like the most beautiful jewels.
"I ran to the hospital, and learned that the same night -- the night of the 20th of September -- a child had been brought there, wrapped in part of a fine linen napkin, purposely torn in half.
The good MacW- would not even come out to his meals, and fed solitarily in his holy of holies from a tray covered with a white napkin. Our steward used to bend an ironic glance at the perfectly empty plates he was bringing out from there.
He sat at the table and had a napkin and plate, but the servants knew better than to offer him food.
I never did see ladies doin' no sich; my old Missis nor Miss Marie never did, and I don't see no kinder need on 't;" and Dinah stalked indignantly about, while Miss Ophelia piled and sorted dishes, emptied dozens of scattering bowls of sugar into one receptacle, sorted napkins, table-cloths, and towels, for washing; washing, wiping, and arranging with her own hands, and with a speed and alacrity which perfectly amazed Dinah.
Athos called Grimaud, pointed to a large basket which lay in a corner, and made a sign to him to wrap the viands up in the napkins.
Every one knows what a multitude of things --beds, sauce-pans, knives and forks, shovels and tongs, napkins, nut-crackers, and what not, are indispensable to the business of housekeeping.
Away, and bring us napkins! But mark: aloft there, at the three mast heads, stand three men intent on spying out more whales, which, if caught, infallibly will again soil the old oaken furniture, and drop at least one small grease-spot somewhere.