- a pattern of small curving shapes with intricate detailing, usually printed in bright colours
- a soft fine wool fabric traditionally printed with this pattern
- a garment made of this fabric, esp a shawl popular in the late 19th century
- (modifier) of or decorated with this pattern: a paisley scarf
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
- a pattern of colorful, very detailed, usually curving figures.
adj. [before a noun]
- having the pattern of paisley.
- an industrial town in SW Scotland, the administrative centre of Renfrewshire: one of the world's chief centres for the manufacture of thread, linen, and gauze in the 19th century. Pop: 74 170 (2001)
- Bob. 1919–96, English footballer and manager
- Rev. Ian (Richard Kyle). born 1926, Northern Ireland politician and Presbyterian minister; cofounder (1972) and leader of the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party, First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2007 to 2008