Pronunciation Noun

sile (plural siles)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) A column; pillar.
  2. (now chiefly dialectal) A beam; rafter; one of the principal rafters of a building.
  3. (now chiefly dialectal) The foot or lower part of a couple or rafter; base.
  4. (now chiefly dialectal) A roof rafter or couple, usually one of a pair.

sile (siles, present participle siling; past and past participle siled)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To strain, as milk; pass through a strainer or anything similar; filter.
  2. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To flow down; drip; drop; fall; sink.
  3. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To settle down; calm or compose oneself.
  4. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To go; pass.
  5. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To boil gently; simmer.
  6. (intransitive, UK dialectal, Northern England) To pour with rain.

sile (plural siles)

  1. A sieve.
  2. A strainer or colander for liquids
  3. That which is sifted or strained, hence, settlings; sediment; filth.

sile (plural siles)

  1. A young herring.

Proper noun
  1. Alternative spelling of Sheila

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