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Meaning of "sisal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SISAL

From Mexican Spanish, named after Sisal, a port in Yucatán, Mexico.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SISAL

sisal  [ˈsaɪsəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SISAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sisal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SISAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sisal

Sisal

Sisal, with the botanical name Agave sisalana, is a species of Agave native to southern Mexico but widely cultivated and naturalized in many other countries. It yields a stiff fibre used in making various products. The term sisal may refer either to the plant's common name or the fibre, depending on the context. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as "sisal hemp", because for centuries hemp was a major source for fibre, and others were named after it. The sisal fibre is traditionally used for rope and twine, and has many other uses, including: paper, cloth, wall coverings, carpets, and dartboards.

Definition of sisal in the English dictionary

The first definition of sisal in the dictionary is a Mexican agave plant, Agave sisalana, cultivated for its large fleshy leaves, which yield a stiff fibre used for making rope. Other definition of sisal is the fibre of this plant. Sisal is also any of the fibres of certain similar or related plants.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SISAL


abomasal
ˌæbəʊˈmeɪsəl
abyssal
əˈbɪsəl
basal
ˈbeɪsəl
Birtwistle
ˈbɜːtˌwɪsəl
bristle
ˈbrɪsəl
dickcissel
ˌdɪkˈsɪsəl
dismissal
dɪsˈmɪsəl
eisel
ˈeɪsəl
epistle
ɪˈpɪsəl
gristle
ˈɡrɪsəl
hypabyssal
ˌhɪpəˈbɪsəl
IJssel
ˈaɪsəl
kissel
ˈkɪsəl
missal
ˈmɪsəl
paradisal
ˌpærəˈdaɪsəl
scissel
ˈsɪsəl
thistle
ˈθɪsəl
whistle
ˈwɪsəl
wolf-whistle
ˈwʊlfwɪsəl
Yssel
ˈaɪsəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SISAL

sis
sisal hemp
Sisera
siserary
siskin
Sisley
Sismondi
sissies
sissified
sissiness
Sissinghurst Castle
sissoo
sissy
sissyish
sissyness
sist
sister
sister school
sister-in-law
sisterhood

WORDS THAT END LIKE SISAL

appraisal
chamisal
comprisal
despisal
devisal
expert appraisal
incisal
letter of marque and reprisal
misappraisal
performance appraisal
reappraisal
reprisal
revisal
self-appraisal
supervisal
surmisal
surprisal
uprisal

Synonyms and antonyms of sisal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sisal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SISAL

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Translator English - Chinese

剑麻
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sisal
570 millions of speakers

English

sisal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक प्रकार का पौधा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السيزال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сизаля
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sisal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সিসল গাছ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sisal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sisal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sisal
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

サイザル麻
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사이 잘삼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sisal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sisal
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

sisal
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केसरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sisal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sisal
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sizal
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сизаля
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sisal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σιζάλ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sisal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sisal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sisal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sisal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SISAL»

The term «sisal» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.312 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SISAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sisal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sisal» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sisal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SISAL»

Discover the use of sisal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sisal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sisal: twenty-five years' sisal research
History and development of the sisal industry; The sisal plant and other fibre agaves; Planting material and nursery technique; Establishment of field sisal; Spacing; Cultivation systems; Culting; Plant nutrition and deficiency diseases; ...
George Winslow Lock, 1962
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Popular Science
CULTIVATION OF SISAL IN THE BAHAMAS. BY JOHN I. NORTIIKOP, OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE. 6 6 A RE you interested in sisal ? What do you think of it ? " -£JL These were the questions addressed to the writer almost before he had landed ...
3
Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden in Southern Africa
A Black-collared Barbet peers out from its nest in a nesting log made from the invasive sisal plant. Bird-nesting facilities Primary hole-nesting birds, such as barbets and woodpeckers, are capable of hollowing out a nest in a dead branch of a ...
‎2005
4
Soil Fertility Decline in the Tropics: With Case Studies on ...
Tanzania produced 234,000 Mg of sisal fibre. In 1963 and 1964, sisal export earnings exceeded US$60 million, or one-third of the total agricultural export earnings of Tanzania. In those years, agricultural export earnings were more than 80% ...
Alfred E. Hartemink, 2003
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New York Magazine
The Artful Lodger/Joan Kron SPLENDOR OF THE GRASS: STBAW RUGS ". . . Sisal and coir, the two popular naturals, are turning up on the best floors. We're in the middle of a coup de grass..." A Grass-Shopper's Guide Maize: These pale ...
6
A Modern History of Tanganyika
Between the wars sisal became Tanganyika's chief export crop. Exports rose between 1912 and 1938 from 17,057 to 103,428 tonnes.1 Sisal was only one of several hard fibres, although the highest in quality. Its chief competitors, Mexican  ...
‎1979
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New Scientist
(Tropical Science Series), xvii + 355 pp., 60s. about 500,000 tons of sisal (Agave sisalana Perrine) fibre, the "White Gold" of Africa, are produced in the world each year and of this total, Tanganyika, Kenya and Uganda together produce roughly ...
8
Historical Geography of Crop Plants: A Select Roster
Henequen was peculiarly adapted to the thin, stony limestone soils of Yucatan. Although grown on a small scale in many countries, henequen proved much less successful away from home than sisal. Also, sisal is generally preferred because  ...
Jonathan D. Sauer, 1993
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Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard)
farming. We have taught our young men to look for white-collar jobs, yet jobs are available within the agricultural sector. The sisal industry could be one of the sectors that will employ many of our people. There are very many by-products of  ...
10
Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard)
207 1 Motion— —Protection of the Sisal Industry 2072 [Mr. Kahengeri] which can 'make all the bags fhat we need in this coum'try. We also have Acif Limited, which is also a sisal industry at Thika. An hon. Member: What are you talking about?

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SISAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sisal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sisal rug is great for hiding dirt
Q: Any suggestions on cleaning dried grape jelly off a sisal rug? I didn't notice the stain until long after the guilty party was gone and the stain was dried. The tips ... «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
2
Sisal extends Inspired Gaming with mobile Virtual Race app launch
Vitaliano Casalone, Presidente of Inspired Italia, comments: “Sisal is pioneering the next era of Italian gaming with the launch of this dedicated virtual sports ... «SBC News, Jun 15»
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Africa's Biggest Sisal Producer Mulls Move Into Kenya Power
REA Trading Ltd., the biggest investor in Africa's largest sisal producer, is considering expanding into the energy industry. The company, which is buying out the ... «Bloomberg, Apr 15»
4
Sisal set to regain lost glory as 'white gold'
Traditionally, sisal was mostly used for production of agricultural twines, ropes, cordage, sacks, bags and carpets. But innovations due to technology change of ... «Daily News, Feb 15»
5
Kenya now seeks to join global sisal board
The Government has applied to renew its membership of the international organisation of major sisal producers and exporters, the Inter Governmental Group on ... «The Standard Digital News, Jan 15»
6
Metl Plans to Boost Tea, Sisal Output in Ten Years
METL Group, a multi-product trading firm, plans to increase investment in the agricultural sector, focusing on cultivation of sisal and tea in various parts of the ... «AllAfrica.com, Jan 15»
7
Sisal partners with GameArt studios for new VLT games
Sialmatchpoint Sisal Group S.p.A, the Italian gaming and payment services group, have chosen international game-design studio GameART for the production ... «SBC News, Jan 15»
8
Sisal Matchpoint on air with Betradar
Betradar has launched its Live Channel products with Italian bookmaker Sisal Matchpoint, which has already integrated the Live Channel Retail in 500 retail ... «InterGame, Nov 14»
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Betradar rolls out Live Channel to Sisal Matchpoint
Betradar has announced the successful launch of its Live Channel products with Italian bookmaker Sisal Matchpoint. Sisal Matchpoint has already integrated the ... «SBC News, Nov 14»
10
Kenyan sisal firm REA Vipingo cuts 2014 profit outlook
The producer of sisal, a source of fibre used to make rope, twine and other products, said the decline in profits was partly due to an expected fall in the value of ... «Reuters, Nov 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sisal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sisal>. Oct 2020 ».
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