paisley


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Pais·ley

 (pāz′lē)
A town of southwest Scotland west of Glasgow. It was famous as a textile center in the 1800s for its colorful patterned shawls.

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paisley

pais·ley

 (pāz′lē)
adj.
Having a colorful swirled design featuring intricately patterned teardrop-shaped figures. Used especially of fabric.
n. pl. pais·leys
A paisley pattern or fabric.

[After Paisley.]

Paisley

(ˈpeɪzlɪ)
n
(Placename) an industrial town in SW Scotland, the administrative centre of Renfrewshire: one of the world's chief centres for the manufacture of thread, linen, and gauze in the 19th century. Pop: 74 170 (2001)

Paisley

(ˈpeɪzlɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Bob. 1919–96, English footballer and manager: played for Liverpool (1939–54); under his management (1974–83) Liverpool won six English titles and the European Cup three times (1977, 1978, 1981)
2. (Biography) Ian (Richard Kyle) Baron. born 1926, Northern Ireland politician and Presbyterian minister; cofounder (1972) and leader of the Democratic Unionist Party until 2008, First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2007 to 2008

paisley

(ˈpeɪzlɪ)
n
1. (Crafts) a pattern of small curving shapes with intricate detailing, usually printed in bright colours
2. (Textiles) a soft fine wool fabric traditionally printed with this pattern
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment made of this fabric, esp a shawl popular in the late 19th century
4. (Clothing & Fashion) (modifier) of or decorated with this pattern: a paisley scarf.
[C19: named after Paisley]

pais•ley

(ˈpeɪz li)

n., pl. -leys,
adj. n.
1. a pattern of colorful, detailed, usu. curving figures.
2. a fabric woven or printed in this pattern.
3. something made of this fabric.
adj.
4. made of paisley fabric.
5. having the pattern of paisley.
[1825–35; after Paisley]

Pais•ley

(ˈpeɪz li)

n.
1. a city in SW Scotland, W of Glasgow. 84,789.

paisley

Woolen material woven or printed with a swirling pattern of rounded abstract shapes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paisley - a soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapespaisley - a soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations

paisley

[ˈpeɪzlɪ]
A. N (= fabric, design) → cachemira f
B. CPD paisley shawl Nchal m de cachemira

paisley

[ˈpeɪzli] adj [shawl, tie, pattern] → à motif cachemire, à motifs cachemire

paisley

adj patterntürkisch; shirttürkisch gemustert

paisley

[ˈpeɪzlɪ] adj paisley patterndisegno cachemire
References in classic literature ?
I have been standing here for a quarter of an hour, sir,' said he; 'only one person has passed during that time--a woman, tall and elderly, with a Paisley shawl.
Enter the DUCHESS OF BERWICK and LORD PAISLEY laughing and talking.
Mrs Paisley was speaking as she opened a library in Belfast bearing Dr Paisley's peerage title, Lord Bannside.
Rebecca and John-Mark Gardner, from Washington DC, discovered a family link to Paisley after researching their family trees.
His wife Eileen Paisley said the family was heartbroken.
The unexpected criticism he and rapper LL Cool J received over the song "Accidental Racist,'' which was leaked ahead of Paisley's 2013 album "Wheelhouse,'' still stings, and Paisley says he felt -- and still feels -- betrayed.
Today, he's frail, fitted with a pacemaker and with a weak heart and constitution -- but still enjoys nothing more than seeing his son, Ian Paisley Junior, making headlines for anti-gay or anti-Europe comments as he represents the right-thinking good people of North Antrim,
They will marry in Daytona Beach, Florida, in a year's time - unless Paisley qualifies for the 2014 Masters.
Announcing the award to support the development of the Paisley Business Improvement District, Local Government Minister Derek Mackay said:
British by way of India, the paisley pattern, like tea, became popular in the 17th century.
A statement on behalf of his wife, Baroness Paisley said: "She requests that the family's privacy be respected at this difficult time.
Mr Paisley, 85, was rushed to hospital on Sunday, 10 days after preaching his final sermon as a minister.