Definitions for paisleyˈpeɪz li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pais•leyˈpeɪz li(n.; adj.)(pl.)-leys

  1. (n.)a pattern of colorful, detailed, usu. curving figures.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a fabric woven or printed in this pattern.

    Category: Textiles

  3. something made of this fabric.

    Category: Clothing

  4. (adj.)made of paisley fabric.

    Category: Textiles

  5. having the pattern of paisley.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of paisley:

1825–35; after Paisley

Pais•leyˈpeɪz li(n.)

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

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. Category: Textiles

    Ref: paisley . 1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paisley(noun)

    a soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes

Wiktionary

  1. paisley(Noun)

    a soft woolen fabric having a motif of swirling droplets somewhat resembling half of the yin-yang symbol

  2. paisley(Adjective)

    made from this fabric, or marked with this design

  3. Origin: From Paisley in Scotland - See Wikipedia for details

Freebase

  1. Paisley

    Paisley is the largest town in the historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland and serves as the administrative centre for the Renfrewshire council area. The town is situated on the northern edge of the Gleniffer Braes, straddling the banks of the White Cart Water, a tributary of the River Clyde. The town, a former burgh, forms part of a contiguous urban area with Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre being 6.9 miles to the east. The town came to prominence with the establishment of Paisley Abbey in the 12th century, an important religious hub in mediaeval Scotland which formerly had control over the other churches in the local area. By the 19th century, Paisley had established itself as a centre of the weaving industry, giving its name to the Paisley Shawl and the Paisley Pattern. The town's associations with political Radicalism were highlighted by its involvement in the Radical War of 1820, with striking weavers being instrumental in the protests. As of 1993, all of Paisley's mills had closed, although they are memorialised in the town's museums and civic history.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Paisley

    a Renfrewshire town, 7 m. W. of Glasgow, on the White Cart. It is the chief centre of manufacture of cotton thread in the world, and its other industries include dyeing, bleaching, woollen goods, and engineering. There are several fine buildings, a Baptist Church is said to be the finest modern ecclesiastical building in Scotland. The ornithologist Wilson, Professor Wilson ( Christopher North), and Tannahill were born here.

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