Definition of Lace in English :

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Lace meaning in English

Meaning of Lace in English

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see synonyms of lace


1. lace, lacing

a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)

2. lace

a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns


3. enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, lace, twine

spin,wind, or twist together

Example Sentences:
'intertwine the ribbons'
'Twine the threads into a rope'
'intertwined hearts'

4. braid, lace, plait

make by braiding or interlacing

Example Sentences:
'lace a tablecloth'

5. lace

do lacework

Example Sentences:
'The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral'

6. lace, lace up

draw through eyes or holes

Example Sentences:
'lace the shoelaces'

7. fortify, lace, spike

add alcohol to (beverages)

Example Sentences:
'the punch is spiked!'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of lace
a delicate decorative fabric made from cotton, silk, etc, woven in an open web of different symmetrical patterns and figures
a cord or string drawn through holes or eyelets or around hooks to fasten a shoe or garment
ornamental braid often used on military uniforms, etc
a dash of spirits added to a beverage
to fasten (shoes, etc) with a lace
6. (transitive)
to draw (a cord or thread) through holes, eyes, etc, as when tying shoes
7. (transitive)
to compress the waist of (someone), as with a corset
8. (transitive)
to add a small amount of alcohol or drugs to (food or drink)
9. (tr; usually passive; and foll by with)
to streak or mark with lines or colours
the sky was laced with red
10. (transitive)
to intertwine; interlace
11. (transitive) informal
to give a sound beating to

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see synonyms of lace
a string, ribbon, etc. used to draw together and fasten the parts of a shoe, corset, etc. by being drawn through eyelets or over hooks
an ornamental braid of gold or silver, for trimming uniforms, hats, etc.
a fine netting or openwork fabric of cotton, polyester, etc., woven in ornamental designs
verb transitiveWord forms: laced or
to draw the ends of (a garment, shoe, etc.) together and fasten with a lace
to compress the waist of by lacing a corset, etc.
often with up
to pass (a cord, etc.) in and out through eyelets, fabric, etc.
to weave together; intertwine
to ornament with or as with lace
to streak, as with color
to diversify, as with a contrasting element
to thrash; whip
to hit hard
the batter laced the ball into center field
to add a dash of alcoholic liquor to (a beverage)
verb intransitive
to be fastened with a lace
these shoes lace
13.  Informal
to attack physically or verbally
with into

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of lace
1. A cord or ribbon used to draw and tie together two opposite edges, as of a shoe.
2. A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern. Also called lacework.
3. Gold or silver braid ornamenting an officer's uniform.
v. laced, lac·ing, lac·es
1. To thread a cord through the eyelets or around the hooks of.
a. To draw together and tie the laces of.
b. To restrain or constrict by tightening laces, especially of a corset.
3. To pull or pass through; intertwine: lace garlands through a trellis.
4. To trim or decorate with or as if with lace.
a. To add a touch of flavor to: "today's chefs love to lace their goods with lively, pronounced flavors" (David Rosengarten).
b. To add a substance, especially an intoxicant or narcotic, to: laced the eggnog with rum and brandy.
c. To add or intersperse with something in order to produce a certain effect: "Quacks now lace their pitch with scientific terms that may sound authentic to the uninformed" (Jane E. Brody).
6. To streak with color.
7. To give a beating to; thrash: laced his opponent in the second round.
To be fastened or tied with laces or a lace.

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