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Definitions of lace

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

  1. She nodded, and commenced to dry her eyes with a little lace handkerchief. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. The country people throughout the district are employed in the manufacture of lace. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. I found a handkerchief with a lace border beside her on the floor. – Telepathy and the Subliminal Self by R. Osgood Mason
  4. 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
  5. Are you fond of jewels, lace, books? – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The others were officers, covered with gold lace and orders. – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  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. " 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
  12. 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
  13. By this time Adrienne had little to dispose of, except the lace. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  14. Miss Babbs was out at her shop door, waving her best lace handkerchief. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  15. A loose lace collar lay flat over his shoulders and chest. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  16. The lace was of a kind to serve any of these purposes. – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  17. 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
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