The Collaborative International Dictionary
Syle \Syle\, n. [See Sile a young herring.] (Zo["o]l.) A young herring ( Clupea harengus). [Also written sile.]
But our folk call them syle, and nought but syle,
And when they're grown, why then we call them herring.
Etymology 1 alt. 1 (context now chiefly dialectal English) A column; pillar. 2 (context now chiefly dialectal English) A beam; rafter; one of the principal rafters of a building. 3 (context now chiefly dialectal English) The foot or lower part of a couple or rafter; base. 4 (context now chiefly dialectal English) A roof rafter or couple, usually one of a pair. n. 1 (context now chiefly dialectal English) A column; pillar. 2 (context now chiefly dialectal English) A beam; rafter; one of the principal rafters of a building. 3 (context now chiefly dialectal English) The foot or lower part of a couple or rafter; base. 4 (context now chiefly dialectal English) A roof rafter or couple, usually one of a pair. Etymology 2
n. 1 A sieve. 2 A strainer or colander for liquids; 3 That which is sifted or strained, hence, settlings; sediment; filth. vb. 1 (context transitive UK dialectal English) To strain, as milk; pass through a strainer or anything similar; filter. 2 (context intransitive UK dialectal English) To flow down; drip; drop; fall; sink. 3 (context intransitive UK dialectal English) To settle down; calm or compose oneself. 4 (context intransitive UK dialectal English) To go; pass. 5 (context intransitive UK dialectal English) To boil gently; simmer. 6 (context intransitive UK dialectal Northern England English) To pour with rain. Etymology 3
n. A young herring.
Şile is a city and district in Istanbul, Turkey. According to the 2007 census, the population of the district was 25,169, of which 9,831 lived in the city of Şile, 2,096 in the nearby town of Ağva (Yeşilçay) and 13,242 in surrounding villages. However, between June and September, the population rapidly increases because of the many residents of Istanbul who have summer houses in Şile.
The district of Şile is part of the province ( il) of Istanbul, and the municipality of Şile is part of the metropolitan government ( büyükşehir belediyesi) of Istanbul. Bordering Şile is the province of Kocaeli (districts of Gebze, Körfez, Derince, Kandıra) to the east and south, and Istanbul districts of Pendik to the south, Çekmeköy to the southwest, and Beykoz to the west. The boundaries of Şile were expanded by the addition of the village of Esenceli from Beykoz district in 1987. Şile consists of Şile, Yeşilvadi and Teke subdistricts, and 58 villages. The mayor is Can Tabakoğlu ( AKP). Popular resort Ağva is also a part of Şile.
The Sile ( Venetian: Sil) is a 95 km river in northern Italy. Its resurgent springs are near Vedelago ( Province of Treviso) and it flows into the Venetian lagoon at the port of Piave Vecchia. It meets its tributary the Botteniga, or Cagnan, at Treviso.
Dante’s Cunizza da Romano prophesies the fate of Riccardo da Camino—he was apparently murdered at a game of chess—, locating it at this confluence:
Usage examples of "sile".
He pedaled awkwardly while Sile sat behind him, trying to look respectable for his sake.
For some reason Sile would not let him accompany her to her lodging house, but he could at least see her safely as far as her street.
Over her shoulder he glimpsed the headline on the Evening Mail but it meant nothing to him, not with Sile so close and the feel of her still tingling on his fingers.
After eighteen months in a brothel, Sile Dully had seen enough to know that many a romance which blossomed in love and lust withered in guilt and duty.
For such men Sile had become expert at simulating the lost rapture of youth, but it was a rapture life had denied her.
Ned felt obliged to explain the reason for their journey, so he told Sile about the gunrunning incident and his part in it.
Yet Sile had entrusted Ned with a shocking revelation and obviously thought he would be man enough to understand.
He ducked into the small timber outbuilding with Sile close behind him.
She would have this much, Sile resolved, if she never had anything else!
With a sense of relief he gave himself over to passion, a passion Sile met and amplified.
When Sile lifted the seat the customary straw mattress and flour-sack sheeting were not stored inside, but there was a tattered shawl hanging on a peg on the back of the door.
As Sile folded the shawl to pad the bench she thought briefly of her comfortable room at Mrs.
In the dim light filtering through the tattered curtains Sile read his eyes and knew he could not wait any longer.
Hidden within the veil of her hair, Sile sucked him with a slow hot mouth.
It was impossible for Sile to slip away in the afternoon or evening, but in the early mornings she could leave the house for a few hours while everyone else was asleep.