What does lisle mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lislenoun

    a fabric woven with lisle thread

  2. lisle, lisle threadnoun

    a strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton)


  1. lislenoun

    A type of strong cotton thread.

  2. lislenoun

    Cloth woven from lisle thread.

  3. Etymology: Named after Lisle, France, where it was first produced.


  1. lisle

    Lisle is a type of high-quality, smooth thread that is made from long staple cotton. It is often used in the manufacture of stockings, gloves, underwear, and other finely woven fabrics. The cotton is hard spun and then given a gas-singeing process to remove any fuzz and create a smooth, soft finish. Lisle can refer to both the thread itself and the fabric made from it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lislenoun

    a city of France celebrated for certain manufactures


  1. Lisle

    Lisle is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 22,930 at the 2011 census, and estimated to be 23,135 as of 2008. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. It is also the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region III. In July 2007, Lisle was ranked #20 in Money magazine's list of "100 Best Places to Live" and #17 on their 2009 list of the "Best Places for the Rich and Single".

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lisle

    A city of France, formerly the capital of French Flanders, and now of the department of the North. It was founded in 1009 by Baudouin IV., count of Flanders. It fell into the power of Philip the Fair, after a siege of three months in 1297, and was taken again by Guy, count of Flanders, in 1302. The Protestants attempted in vain to surprise it in 1581, and the French besieged it without success in 1645. Wrested from the Spaniards by Louis XIV. in 1667, and retaken by the allies in 1708, after a long and obstinate siege, it was ceded to France by the treaty of Utrecht. The Austrians bombarded it from September 29 till October 6, 1792, but the garrison, admirably supported by the bravery of the inhabitants, compelled them to raise the siege.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LISLE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lisle is ranked #16031 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lisle surname appeared 1,809 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Lisle.

    91.2% or 1,650 total occurrences were White.
    3.9% or 72 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 32 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 27 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 17 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Ellis

  2. selli

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lisle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lisle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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