Definition of Shawl

1. Noun. Cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders.

Generic synonyms: Cloak
Specialized synonyms: Prayer Shawl, Tallis, Tallith, Sarape, Serape



Definition of Shawl

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To wrap in a shawl.

Definition of Shawl

1. Noun. A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shawl

1. to wrap in a shawl (a piece of cloth worn as a covering) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Shawl

1. 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. India shawl, a kind of rich shawl made in India from the wool of the Cashmere goat. It is woven in pieces, which are sewed together. Shawl goat, the Cashmere goat. Origin: Per. & Hind. Shal: cf. F. Chale. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shawl

shaving-brush tree
shaving brush
shaving cramp
shaving cream
shaving creams
shaving foam
shaving soap
shavings
shaw
shawarma
shawarmas
shawed
shawing
shawirma
shawirmas
shawl (current term)
shawl muscle
shawled
shawley
shawleys
shawlie
shawlies
shawling
shawlings
shawlless
shawllike
shawls
shawm
shawms
shawnees

Literary usage of Shawl

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1. A Treasury of Irish Poetry in the English Tongue by Stopford Augustus Brooke, Thomas William Rolleston (1900)
"THE OULD PLAID shawl NOT far from old Kinvara, in the merry month of May, When birds were singing cheerily, there came across my way, As if from out the sky ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1816)
"A shop may be occupied with one shawl, provided it be a remarkably fine one, above a year, while other shops make six or eight in the course of that period. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"•shawl, a square 'or oblong article of dress worn in various ways ... The Kashmir shawl is characterized by the great elaboration and minute detail of its ..."

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