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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
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Enter the DUCHESS OF BERWICK and LORD PAISLEY laughing and talking.
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.
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BOB Paisley was born to a small mining village in County Durham in 1919 and played football for Bishop Auckland before signing for Liverpool in 1939.
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