adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Paisley, Scotland Date: 1790 1. made typically of soft wool and woven or printed with colorful curved abstract figures 2. marked by designs, patterns, or figures typically used in paisley fabrics <
a paisley print
paisley noun

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  • Paisley —    PAISLEY, a burgh, market town, and ancient parish, in the Upper ward of the county of Renfrew, of which it is the principal place, and the seat of a wide manufacturing district, 7½ miles (W. by S.) from Glasgow, and 50 (W. by S.) from… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Paisley — Koordinaten 55° 51′ N, 4° 26′ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Paisley — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Paisley (gaélico escocés: Pàislig) es un municipio en la parte occidental de las Lowlands de Escocia. Se encuentra en el límite norte de los montes Gleniffer Braes y se extiende a ambos lados del río Cart. Paisley es …   Wikipedia Español

  • Paisley — Paisley, FL U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 734 Housing Units (2000): 396 Land area (2000): 3.281879 sq. miles (8.500028 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.147803 sq. miles (0.382808 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.429682 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • paisley — [pāz′lē] adj. [after PAISLEY, where wool shawls in this pattern were orig. made ( c. 1800)] [also P ] 1. designating, of, or having an intricate, multicolored pattern typically of abstract curving figures resembling fat commas, used esp. for… …   English World dictionary

  • paisley — 1834, from Paisley, town in southwest Scotland, where the cloth was originally made. The town name is lit. church, from M.Ir. baslec, itself from L. basilica (see BASILICA (Cf. basilica)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • paisley — (izg. pȇjsli) m DEFINICIJA stilizirani kašmirski češerasti uzorak ETIMOLOGIJA engl. Paisley, grad u Škotskoj gdje se proizvodi najpoznatija kamgarn tkanina od češljane vune …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • paisley — ► NOUN ▪ a distinctive intricate pattern of curved feather shaped figures based on an Indian pine cone design. ORIGIN named after the town of Paisley in Scotland, where a cloth incorporating this design was made …   English terms dictionary

  • Paisley — (spr. Pähstäh), Stadt in der schottischen Grafschaft Renfrew am Cart u. der Eisenbahn von Glasgow nach Ayr; Fabriken in Musselin, Twist, Zwirn, Seide (seidene Gaze); Eisengießereien, chemische Fabriken; Flußhafen; 61,500 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Paisley — (spr. pēslĭ), Fabrikstadt in Renfrewshire (Schottland), am schiffbaren Cart, 5 km oberhalb dessen Mündung in den Clyde und 10 km westlich von Glasgow, mit dem es durch Kanal verbunden ist. Bemerkenswert sind die Ruinen der 1634 von Walter Fitz… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Paisley — (spr. pehslĕ), Stadt in der schott. Grafsch. Renfrew, am White Cart, (1904) 84.092 E., alte Abtei, Rathaus, Textilindustrie …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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