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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shawlnoun

    cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders


  1. shawlnoun

    A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders

    Etymology: 1662. From شال.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shawlnoun

    a square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders

    Etymology: [Per. & Hind. shl: cf. F. chle.]

  2. Shawlverb

    to wrap in a shawl

    Etymology: [Per. & Hind. shl: cf. F. chle.]


  1. Shawl

    A shawl is a simple item of clothing, loosely worn over the shoulders, upper body and arms, and sometimes also over the head. It is usually a rectangular or square piece of cloth, that is often folded to make a triangle but can also be triangular in shape. Other shapes include oblong shawls.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shawl

    shawl, n. a wrap made of wool, cotton, silk, or hair, used particularly by women as a loose covering for the shoulders: a kind of mantle.—v.t. to wrap in a shawl.—ns. Shawl′-dance, a graceful Oriental dance in which the dancer waves a scarf; Shawl′-matē′rial, a textile of silk and wool, soft and flexible, usually with Oriental designs, employed for dresses and parts of dresses for women; Shawl′-patt′ern, a coloured pattern, supposed to resemble an Eastern shawl, and applied to material of plainer design; Shawl′-pin, a pin used for fastening a shawl; Shawl′-strap, a pair of leather straps, fitted to a handle, used for carrying shawls, rugs, &c.; Shawl′-waist′coat, a vest or waistcoat with a large staring pattern like that of a shawl. [Pers. shāl.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SHAWL in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SHAWL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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