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shawl

 (shôl)
n.
A usually square, rectangular, or triangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, or shoulders.
tr.v. shawled, shawl·ing, shawls
To cover with or as if with such a piece of cloth.

[Persian shāl, ultimately from Sanskrit śāṭī, cloth, sari.]

shawl

(ʃɔːl)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a piece of fabric or knitted or crocheted material worn around the shoulders by women or wrapped around a baby
[C17: from Persian shāl]

shawl

(ʃɔl)

n.
a piece of wool or other fabric worn, esp. by women, about the shoulders and sometimes the head, for warmth or for style.
[1655–65;< Persian shāl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shouldersshawl - cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders
cloak - a loose outer garment
prayer shawl, tallith, tallis - (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer
sarape, serape - a long brightly colored shawl; worn mainly by Mexican men

shawl

noun
A garment wrapped about a person:
Translations
شالشال، وِشاح
šálšátek
sjal
hartiahuivišaali
šal
kendőnagykendővállkendõvállkendő
sjal
ショール
plecu šalle
șal
veľká šatka
šal
sjal
ผ้าคลุมไหล่
khăn choàng

shawl

[ʃɔːl] Nchal m, rebozo m (LAm)

shawl

[ˈʃɔːl] n (= garment) → châle m

shawl

n (round shoulders) → (Umhänge)tuch nt; (tailored) → Umhang m; (covering head) → (Kopf)tuch nt

shawl

[ʃɔːl] nscialle m

shawl

(ʃoːl) noun
a piece of fabric used as a covering for the shoulders etc.

shawl

شال šál sjal Schultertuch σάλι chal hartiahuivi châle šal scialle ショール sjaal sjal szal xaile, xale шаль sjal ผ้าคลุมไหล่ şal khăn choàng 披肩
References in classic literature ?
March said to the girls, who were all busied about her, one folding her shawl, another smoothing out the strings of her bonnet, a third putting on her overshoes, and a forth fastening up her travelling bag.
The woman wore a fringed shawl tied over her head, and she carried a little tin trunk in her arms, hugging it as if it were a baby.
Will you get my white shawl which I left on the window-sill over at the house?
Duncan cast the wide shawl of Cora before a spectacle he so much loved to contemplate, and then suffered his own head to seek a pillow on the rock.
On the second morning thereafter, Phoebe might have been seen, in her straw bonnet, with a shawl on one arm and a little carpet-bag on the other, bidding adieu to Hepzibah and Cousin Clifford.
Something or other had brought nearer home to me that I had all but pinned the boy to my shawl and that, in the way our companions were marshaled before me, I might have appeared to provide against some danger of rebellion.
In about ten minutes he returned, followed by three ladies; one tall, pale lady, wrapped in a white shawl, leaned on a younger lady, with dark eyes and a merry face; the other, a very stately-looking person, was Miss Blomefield.
It was some trouble to arouse the little sleeper; but, after some effort, he sat up, and was playing with his bird, while his mother was putting on her bonnet and shawl.
Very well, I took an American young lady to one of the fine balls in Baden-Baden, one night, and at the entrance-door upstairs we were halted by an official--something about Miss Jones's dress was not according to rule; I don't remember what it was, now; something was wanting--her back hair, or a shawl, or a fan, or a shovel, or something.
Her eyes sparkled with satisfaction, and she tucked the bottle under her shawl, saying, "It's prime.
Robinson's red plaid shawl, and Deacon Milliken's wig, on crooked, the bare benches and torn hymn-books, the hanging texts and maps, were no longer visible, and she saw blue skies and burning stars, white turbans and gay colors; Mr.
The only thing I do not thoroughly like is, that she seems to be sitting out of doors, with only a little shawl over her shouldersand it makes one think she must catch cold.