lint

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English linet, from Old French linette (grain of flax), diminutive of lin (flax); or, from Medieval Latin linteum, from Latin līnum (flax).

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Noun[edit]

lint (usually uncountable, plural lints)

  1. a fine material made by scraping cotton or linen cloth; used for dressing wounds
  2. clinging fuzzy fluff that clings to fabric or accumulates in one's pockets or navel etc.
  3. the fibrous coat of thick hairs covering the seeds of the cotton plant
  4. raw cotton ready for baling
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the lint Unix utility, written in 1979, which analyses programs written in the C language,[1] itself named after the undesirable bits of fiber and fluff found in sheep's wool (see etymology 1).

Verb[edit]

lint (third-person singular simple present lints, present participle linting, simple past and past participle linted)

  1. (transitive, computing) To perform a static check on (source code) to detect stylistic or programmatic errors.
    You should lint your JavaScript code before committing it.
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  1. ^
    2016, “Question “What is linting””, in Stack Overflow[1], retrieved February 4, 2016:

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Probably a shortening of Middle Dutch lijnde (rope), from line (modern lijn). Alternatively from Latin linteum (cloth).

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Noun[edit]

lint n (plural linten, diminutive lintje n)

  1. ribbon

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lēns, lentem. Compare Italian and Venetian lente, lent, Romanian linte.

Noun[edit]

lint f

  1. lentil