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Meaning of LACE

Pronunciation:  leys

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
  2. [n]  a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
  3. [v]  add alcohol beverages
  4. [v]  spin or twist together so as to form a cord; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"
  5. [v]  draw through eyes or holes; "lace the shoelaces"
  6. [v]  do lacework
  7. [v]  make by braiding
 

LACE is a 4 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: braid, enlace, entwine, fortify, interlace, intertwine, lace up, lacing, plait, spike, twine
 
 Antonyms: untwine
 
 See Also: alter, bind, bobbin lace, bootlace, Brussels lace, change, cloth, cord, distort, fabric, fasten, fix, fold, knot, macrame, material, needlepoint, pillow lace, plash, pleach, point lace, ravel, relace, secure, shoe lace, shoe string, shoelace, shoestring, splice, tangle, textile, tie, tissue, twist, wattle, weave, wind, wreathe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lace\ (l[=a]s), n. [OE. las, OF. laz, F. lacs, dim. lacet,
    fr. L. laqueus noose, snare; prob. akin to lacere to entice.
    Cf. {Delight}, {Elicit}, {Lasso}, {Latchet}.]
    1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven;
       a string, cord, or band, usually one passing through
       eyelet or other holes, and used in drawing and holding
       together parts of a garment, of a shoe, of a machine belt,
       etc.
    
             His hat hung at his back down by a lace. --Chaucer.
    
             For striving more, the more in laces strong Himself
             he tied.                              --Spenser.
    
    2. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a
       net. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
    
             Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
    3. A fabric of fine threads of linen, silk, cotton, etc.,
       often ornamented with figures; a delicate tissue of
       thread, much worn as an ornament of dress.
    
             Our English dames are much given to the wearing of
             costlylaces.                          --Bacon.
    
    4. Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage. [Old
       Slang] --Addison.
    
    {Alencon lace}, a kind of point lace, entirely of needlework,
       first made at Alencon in France, in the 17th century. It
       is very durable and of great beauty and cost.
    
    {Bone lace}, {Brussels lace}, etc. See under {Bone},
       {Brussels}, etc.
    
    {Gold lace}, or {Silver lace}, lace having warp threads of
       silk, or silk and cotton, and a weft of silk threads
       covered with gold (or silver), or with gilt.
    
    {Lace leather}, thin, oil-tanned leather suitable for cutting
       into lacings for machine belts.
    
    {Lace lizard} (Zo["o]l.), a large, aquatic, Australian lizard
       ({Hydrosaurus giganteus}), allied to the monitors.
    
    {Lace paper}, paper with an openwork design in imitation of
       lace.
    
    {Lace piece} (Shipbuilding), the main piece of timber which
       supports the beak or head projecting beyond the stem of a
       ship.
    
    {Lace pillow}, & {Pillow lace}. See under {Pillow}.
    
    
  2. \Lace\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laced} ([=a]st); p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Lacing}.]
    1. To fasten with a lace; to draw together with a lace passed
       through eyelet holes; to unite with a lace or laces, or,
       figuratively. with anything resembling laces. --Shak.
    
             When Jenny's stays are newly laced.   --Prior.
    
    2. To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative
       material; as, cloth laced with silver. --Shak.
    
    3. To beat; to lash; to make stripes on. [Colloq.]
    
             I'll lace your coat for ye.           --L'Estrange.
    
    4. To add spirits to (a beverage). [Old Slang]
    
    
  3. \Lace\, v. i.
    To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.
    
    
  4. \Lace\, v. t.
    To twine or draw as a lace; to interlace; to intertwine.
    
          The Gond . . . picked up a trail of the Karela, the
          vine that bears the bitter wild gourd, and laced it to
          and fro across the temble door.          --Kipling.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Language for Assembling Classes in Eiffel. Specifies how to assemble an Eiffel system : in which directories to find the clusters, which class to use as the root, permits class renaming to avoid name clashes. "Eiffel: The Language", Bertrand Meyer, P-H 1992.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing lace in your dream, represents your sensuality and the realization of your heart's desires. It may also indicate that you are being to practical in some area of your life.
 
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