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cotton - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'cotton' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cotton [ n.]
- A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.
- The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.
- Cloth made of cotton.
2 . Cotton [ v. i.]
- To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.
- To go on prosperously; to succeed.
- To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with.
- To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to.

Meaning of 'cotton' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . cotton [ v]
Meaning (1):
- take a liking to
Example in sentence:
  • cotton to something