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English Dictionary: lace by the DICT Development Group
6 results for lace
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    Synonym(s): lace, lacing
  2. a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
  1. spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"
    Synonym(s): intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace
    Antonym(s): untwine
  2. make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth"
    Synonym(s): braid, lace, plait
  3. do lacework; "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
  4. draw through eyes or holes; "lace the shoelaces"
    Synonym(s): lace, lace up
  5. add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!"
    Synonym(s): spike, lace, fortify
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lace \Lace\, v. i.
      To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lace \Lace\ (l[be]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,
                     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.
      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[94]l.), a large, aquatic, Australian lizard
            ({Hydrosaurus giganteus}), allied to the monitors.
      {Lace paper}, paper with an openwork design in imitation of
      {Lace piece} (Shipbuilding), the main piece of timber which
            supports the beak or head projecting beyond the stem of a
      {Lace pillow}, [and] {Pillow lace}. See under {Pillow}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lace \Lace\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laced} ([be]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]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lace \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.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      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.
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