nylon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arbitrary letters +‎ -on (by analogy with cotton); the widespread claim that the word derives from abbreviations of New York and London is a myth. Another claim is that an earlier name proposed for the material, intended for use in stockings, was "no-run", which was altered to avoid falsely representing that stockings made from the material would not run at all.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnaɪlɒn/
  • (file)
  • (US) nīʹlän, IPA(key): /ˈnaɪlɑn/
  • Rhymes: -aɪlɒn
  • Hyphenation: ny‧lon

Noun[edit]

nylon (countable and uncountable, plural nylons)

  1. 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.
  2. (in the plural) A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.
    I tore a hole in my nylons while walking home through the woods.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Persian: نایلون(nâylon)
  • Polish: nylon
  • Spanish: nailon
    • Southeastern Tepehuan: nailo
  • Tibetan: ནེ་ལོན (ne lon)
  • Turkish: naylon

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Algeo, The Origins and Development of the English Language (2009), p. 224.

Anagrams[edit]


Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

nylon m

  1. nylon (copolymer consisting of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers)

Declension[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English nylon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛi̯.lɔn/, /ˈnɑi̯.lɔn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ny‧lon

Noun[edit]

nylon n (uncountable)

  1. Nylon.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

nylon m (plural nylons)

  1. A nylon stocking.
    Synonym: nylonkous

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nylon

  1. nylon

Declension[edit]

Inflection of nylon (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative nylon nylonit
genitive nylonin nylonien
nyloneiden
nyloneitten
partitive nylonia nyloneita
nyloneja
illative nyloniin nyloneihin
singular plural
nominative nylon nylonit
accusative nom. nylon nylonit
gen. nylonin
genitive nylonin nylonien
nyloneiden
nyloneitten
partitive nylonia nyloneita
nyloneja
inessive nylonissa nyloneissa
elative nylonista nyloneista
illative nyloniin nyloneihin
adessive nylonilla nyloneilla
ablative nylonilta nyloneilta
allative nylonille nyloneille
essive nylonina nyloneina
translative nyloniksi nyloneiksi
instructive nylonein
abessive nylonitta nyloneitta
comitative nyloneineen
Possessive forms of nylon (type paperi)
possessor singular plural
1st person nylonini nylonimme
2nd person nylonisi nyloninne
3rd person nyloninsa

Synonyms[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nylon m (plural nylons)

  1. nylon (material)

Further reading[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English nylon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nylon m inan

  1. nylon (substance)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • nylon in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • nylon in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English nylon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nylon m (uncountable)

  1. nylon (a synthetic polymer)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nylon m (uncountable)

  1. nylon