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argyles

noun

  1. (gravy boat)  a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm
    Synonyms: argyll. Type of: gravy boat
  2. (design)  a design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally for knitted articles); patterned after the tartan of a clan in western Scotland
    Synonyms: argyll. Type of: design
  3. (sock)  a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design
    Synonyms: argyll [usually plural]. Type of: sock

Etymology summary

"diamond-shaped pattern of two or more colors in fabric", said to be so called...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

argyle | argyles [plural]

a pattern of diamond-shaped areas on a solid background; used especially of knitwear | a sock having this pattern (18 of 19 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/argyle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

argyle [countable/uncountable] | argyles [plural]

a pattern on clothing such as socks or jumpers, consisting of different coloured diamond shapes (15 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/argyle

Merriam-Webster:

argyle | Argyle | argyll

a geometric knitting pattern of varicolored diamonds in solid and outline shapes on a single background color ; also, a sock knit in this pattern (25 of 63 words, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/argyle

American Heritage Dictionary:

argyle | argyll [sense-specific]

A knitting pattern of varicolored, diamond-shaped areas on a solid background. | A sock knit in this pattern. (17 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/argyle

New World Dictionary:

argyle

knitted or woven in a pattern of diamond-shaped figures of different colors | argyle socks (14 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/argyle

Wikipedia:

Argyle [disambiguation] | Argyll

a region of Western Scotland. Argyle may refer to: Argyle County, New South Wales Electoral district of Argyle, a former electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales | Argyle Downs, a pastoral lease in Western Australia | Lake ... (39 of 374 words, 46 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Argyle

Collins Dictionary:

argyle

made of knitted or woven material with a diamond-shaped pattern of two or more colours | [often plural] a sock made of this (22 of 353 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/argyle

Oxford Dictionary:

argyle

Syllabification: (ar·gyle) | [modifier] | a pattern composed of diamonds of various colors on a plain background, used in knitted garments such as ... (21 of 78 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/argyle

argyle [modifier]

a pattern composed of diamonds of various colours on a plain background, used in knitted garments such as sweaters and socks (21 of 76 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/argyle

Random House Dictionary:

argyle | Argyle [sense-specific]

"argyle" or "Argyle": (of knitted articles) having a diamond-shaped pattern in two or more colors. | a diamond-shaped pattern of two or more colors, ... (23 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/argyle

Encarta Dictionary:

argyle | argyles [plural] | argylls [plural] | argyll

knitted with a pattern of colored diamond shapes | a sock or sweater made in an argyle design (17 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586751​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Argyle

Origin: "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, ... (24 of 39 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=argyle

Oxford Dictionary:

argyle

First use: 1940s

Origin: Argyll, a family name and a former county of Scotland. The pattern is based on the tartan of the Argyll branch of the Campbell clan

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/argyle

American Heritage Dictionary:

argyle

Origin: After Clan Campbell of Argyle, Argyll, a former county of western Scotland, originally from the pattern of their tartan.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/argyle

Collins Dictionary:

argyle

First use: 20th century

Origin: after Campbell of Argyle (Argyll), the pattern being an adaptation of the tartan of this clan

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/argyle

Merriam-Webster:

argyle | Argyle | argyll

First use: 1899

Origin: Argyle, Argyll, branch of the Scottish clan of Campbell, from whose tartan the design was adapted

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/argyle

New World Dictionary:

argyle

Origin: after "Argyll": the pattern is adapted from a clan tartan of Argyll

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/argyle

Encarta Dictionary:

argyle | argyles [plural] | argylls [plural]

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: being based on the tartan of Campbells from Argyll in Scotland

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586751​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

argyle

Audio: British English pronunciation of "argyle"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/argyle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

argyle [countable/uncountable] | argyles [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "argyle"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/argyle

Macmillan American Dictionary:

argyle [countable/uncountable] | argyles [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "argyle"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/argyle

the Free Dictionary:

argyle

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "argyle"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "argyle"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/argyle

Google Dictionary:

argyle | argyles [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "argyle"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

argyle

Audio: North American pronunciation of "argyle"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=argyle​01 word=argyle

YourDictionary Audio:

argyle

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "argyle" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/argyle

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