also argyll noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Argyle, Argyll, branch of the Scottish clan of Campbell, from whose tartan the design was adapted Date: 1899 a geometric knitting pattern of varicolored diamonds in solid and outline shapes on a single background color; also a sock knit in this pattern

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  • Argyle — is an archaic spelling of Argyll, now part of the Argyll and Bute council area in western Scotland. As a result, the name Argyle has also been used by Scottish emigrants as the name of several locations. It is also found with some other… …   Wikipedia

  • Argyle — kann bedeuten: Argyle (Muster): Ein Argyle Muster besteht aus rautenförmigen Blöcken vor farbigem Hintergrund, bei der oft auch gekreuzte Streifen in einer Kontrastfarbe vorkommen. Überlappende Motive führen zu einem dreidimensionalen Aussehen.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Argyle — Argyle, NY U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 289 Housing Units (2000): 132 Land area (2000): 0.356407 sq. miles (0.923091 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.356407 sq. miles (0.923091 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Argyle — (n.) diamond shaped pattern of two or more colors in fabric, said to be so called from similarity to tartans worn by Campbell clan of Argyll, Scotland. The place name is lit. land of the Gaels, from O.Ir. airer country. Argyle socks is from 1935 …   Etymology dictionary

  • argyle — [är′gīl΄] adj. [after ARGYLL: the pattern is adapted from a clan tartan of Argyll] knitted or woven in a pattern of diamond shaped figures of different colors n. [pl.] argyle socks …   English World dictionary

  • Argyle — (Arscheil) Grafschaft in Mittelschottland, 136 QM. groß mit 103000 E. und der Hauptst. Inverary. Sie ist gebirgig, rauh, unfruchtbar, aber reich an Eisen, Kupfer, Blei, Steinkohlen, Marmor, Schiefer, Kobalt u. Strontian; die Einwohner sind Gälen… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Argyle — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Argyle peut faire référence à : Toponymie : en Écosse : une orthographe archaique de Argyll, au Canada Argyle, une localité du comté de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Argyle —    In western Scotland in a county named Argyllshire lived a duke of Argyle, the head of the Campbell clan. According to Brewer s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, the uke had a series of posts erected around the treeless part of his est e so that… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Argyle — This interesting and unusual surname is of Gaelic origin, and is a Scottish locational name from a district called Argyll, in south west Scotland. Argyllshire was a county until 1975; it is now part of the Strathclyde region. The placename… …   Surnames reference

  • argyle — UK [ɑː(r)ˈɡaɪl] / US [ɑrˈɡaɪl] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms argyle : singular argyle plural argyles a pattern on clothing such as socks or jumpers, consisting of different coloured diamond shapes …   English dictionary

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