Definitions of ply

  1. To bend; to work steadily; to come and go regularly; to go in haste; to endeavour to make way against the wind.
  2. To bend.
  3. To lay on closely, or in folds; to work upon steadily, or with repeated acts; to press upon; to urge importunately; as, to ply one with questions, with solicitations, or with drink.
  4. To employ diligently; to use steadily.
  5. To practice or perform with diligence; to work at.
  6. To work at steadily; as, to ply a trade; use diligently or earnestly; as, to ply an oar; to urge insistently; as, to ply one with questions.
  7. To work at steadily: to urge.
  8. To work at steadily; urge.
  9. To work at or use with diligence.
  10. To bend; to yield.
  11. To act, go, or work diligently and steadily; especially, to do something by repeated actions; to go back and forth; as, a steamer plies between certain ports.
  12. To work to windward; to beat.
  13. To run regularly between two ports, as a boat; work steadily.
  14. To work steadily: to go in haste: to make regular passages between two ports: ( naut.) to make way against the wind:- pa. t. and pa. p. plied.
  15. To make regular trips between two places.
  16. use diligently; " ply your wits!"
  17. wield vigorously; " ply an axe"
  18. travel a route regularly; " Ships ply the waters near the coast"
  19. A fold; a plait; a turn or twist, as of a cord.
  20. Bent; turn; direction; bias.
  21. To go back and forth.
  22. To be busy.
  23. To proceed in haste.
  24. To employ with diligence; to keep busy; to solicit; to urge.
  25. Plying.
  26. ( usually in combination) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
  27. one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination; " three- ply cord"; " four- ply yarn"
  28. ( usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
  29. A web, or layer, as in a carpet.
  30. A web, layer, or thickness.
  31. A fold; a plait; bent; bias.
  32. A fold; a plait.
  33. Plied.