Origin of lisle
Definition for lisle (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for lisle
"The viscount said you were wonderfully well read in such matters," de Lisle said.Won by the Sword|G.A. Henty
Five quite expensive pairs of silk and lisle socks Milt purchased—all that the general merchant at Jeppe had in stock.Free Air|Sinclair Lewis
Jake climbed the bank and returned with two or three young branches which he handed to Lisle.The Long Portage|Harold Bindloss
Lisle—adopted son of James Davis, and his ward, and foster brother to Eddy.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
That evening, when they came back from their walk, Lisle asked his companion to lend him a couple of sovereigns.
British Dictionary definitions for lisle
- a strong fine cotton thread or fabric
- (as modifier)lisle stockings
Word Origin for lisle
Word Origin and History for lisle
1851, from French Lisle, earlier spelling of Lille, cith in northwest France where the thread was made; the name is apparently originally l'isle "the island," referring to its location.