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Definitions of lace

  1. spin or twist together so as to form a cord; " intertwine the ribbons"; " Twine the threads into a rope"
  2. add alcohol beverages
  3. a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
  4. a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges ( as of a shoe or garment)
  5. draw through eyes or holes; " lace the shoelaces"
  6. do lacework; " The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
  7. make by braiding or interlacing; " lace a tablecloth"
  8. 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.
  9. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.
  10. 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.
  11. Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage.
  12. 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.
  13. To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material; as, cloth laced with silver.
  14. To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
  15. To add spirits to ( a beverage).
  16. To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.
  17. To twine or draw as a lace; to interlace; to intertwine.
  18. An ornamental fabric of fine linen, cotton, gold, or silver threads, woven in a delicate, open pattern; a cord passed through eyelets or other holes in order to bind or fasten.
  19. To fasten with a cord; adorn or trim, as with narrow braid, etc.; as, cloth laced with silver; to weave or twine together; to beat or lash.
  20. Laced.
  21. Lacing.
  22. A plated string for fastening: an ornamental fabric of fine thread curiously woven.
  23. To fasten with a lace: to adorn with lace.
  24. A cord; ornamental fabric of fine thread.
  25. To fasten with a lace; adorn with lace.
  26. To trim with lace; interlace.
  27. A delicate network of threads of linen, silk, cotton, etc.; also, any ornamental cord or braid.
  28. A shoe - string; any string.
  29. A delicate ornamental network, the meshes of which are formed by plaiting together threads of cotton, linen, or other materials; a string that fastens by being plaited.
  30. To fasten with a string through eyelet- holes; to adorn with lace; to embellish with stripes; to beat; to lash.
  31. A fine kind of network, texture, or trimming; a string or cord used for a fastening.
  32. To fasten or draw together with a lace or cord, as a boot or stays; to trim with lace.
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Quotes of lace

  1. He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain- no matter what- after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods. – Kate Chopin
  2. My most recent purchase was a black lace corset. – Lexa Doig
  3. Shut up and lace up. – L. M. Heroux
  4. It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it is mostly holes. – Mary Wilson Little
  5. They got all the size over there, and the teams are really good, so, I think night after night you're just going to have to be ready to lace them up and be ready to play. The teams out there are really good. – Latrell Sprewell
  6. Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball. – Andrew Vachss

Usage examples for lace

  1. The others were officers, covered with gold lace and orders. – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  2. " Don't, Miss Ainslie," cried Ruth, the quick tears coming to her eyes, " I don't want any lace I want you!" – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  3. She nodded, and commenced to dry her eyes with a little lace handkerchief. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. She was holding up a beautiful point lace creation for his inspection, and there was a pleading smile on her lips. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  5. Miss Erskine, I am very anxious to have a blue silk dress, trimmed in white lace to wear to the party next week; could you manage it for me, do you think?" – The Chautauqua Girls At Home by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
  6. You know there's enough of that black lace of mother's for the waist, and the big black lace shawl of Grandmother Lea's will do for the skirt. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  7. For that night she had been awakened in her bed to find standing beside her a white, wide- eyed figure, shivering, limbs a- chill beneath her clinging lace – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  8. Yes, like that, with one, two, three rows of lace one quarter wide. – Command by William McFee
  9. The country people throughout the district are employed in the manufacture of lace – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. But the moon was hanging in glory over the lake when Julie, unable to bear her room and her thoughts any longer, threw a lace scarf about her head and neck, and went blindly climbing through the upward paths leading to Les Avants. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  11. " They have nice old lace here, I am told. – The Story of Malta by Maturin M. Ballou
  12. By this time Adrienne had little to dispose of, except the lace – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  13. " It feels as if there were going to be an earthquake," said Maddalena, throwing back the lace from her grey hair as if even its light weight oppressed her. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  14. Are you fond of jewels, lace books? – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  15. A loose lace collar lay flat over his shoulders and chest. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  16. I dare say they have splendid lace and ribbands; and you call make a white dress very handsome, if you put plenty of lace and ribbands. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  17. Miss Babbs was out at her shop door, waving her best lace handkerchief. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  18. An official in blue with silver lace said that he would call for me then. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  19. I found a handkerchief with a lace border beside her on the floor. – Telepathy and the Subliminal Self by R. Osgood Mason
  20. The lace was of a kind to serve any of these purposes. – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths

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