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lace

lace

 
pronunciation:
leIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an openwork fabric made of or trimmed in a web of fine threads.
 
synonyms:
lacework, tatting
similar words:
fancywork, mesh, netting, openwork, tulle, veiling, web
definition 2: a cord or string used to fasten or hold together two edges, esp. of a shoe or boot.
 
synonyms:
lacing, shoelace, shoestring
similar words:
cord, string
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: laced, laces, lacing
definition 1: to draw or tie together by means of a cord or string passed through holes in opposing edges, as of a shoe or boot.
synonyms:
tie
similar words:
bind, cord, fasten, hitch, secure, truss
definition 2: to wind a string or cord through; intertwine.
synonyms:
intertwine
similar words:
braid, thread
definition 3: to add a small amount of liquor to (food or drink).
The punch was laced with brandy.
synonyms:
spike
similar words:
dope
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be attached or fastened with a lace.
similar words:
fasten, tie
derivations: laceless (adj.), lacelike (adj.)
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