lace

lace

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of lace in English

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English

Etymology

From Old French las, from Vulgar Latin *laceum, based on Latin laqueus.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /leɪs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪs

Noun

lace (countable and uncountable, plural laces)

  1. (uncountable) A light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread.W
    • (Can we date this quote?) Francis Bacon
      Our English dames are much given to the wearing of costly laces.
    • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  2. (countable) A cord or ribbon passed through eyelets in a shoe or garment, pulled tight and tied to fasten the shoe or garment firmly.W
  3. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Geoffrey Chaucer
      Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fairfax to this entry?)
  4. (slang, obsolete) Spirits added to coffee or another beverage.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)

Synonyms

  • (cord):
    • (for a shoe): shoelace
    • (for a garment): tie

Derived terms

  • interlace
  • lacemaker

Translations

Verb

lace (third-person singular simple present laces, present participle lacing, simple past and past participle laced)

  1. (ergative) To fasten (something) with laces.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Matthew Prior
      When Jenny's stays are newly laced.
  2. (transitive) To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink).
  3. (transitive) To interweave items.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Rudyard Kipling
      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 temple door.
    to lace one's fingers together
  4. (transitive) To interweave the spokes of a bicycle wheel.
  5. (transitive) To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Roger L'Estrange
      I'll lace your coat for ye.
  6. (transitive) To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Translations

Derived terms

Anagrams

  • ALEC, Acle, Alec, alec, cale

Esperanto

Adverb

lace

  1. wearily

Related terms

  • laca

French

Verb

lace

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lacer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of lacer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of lacer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of lacer
  5. second-person singular imperative of lacer

Anagrams

  • cale, calé
  • cela

Latin

Verb

lace

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of laciō

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈla.t͡sɛ/

Noun

lace f

  1. dative/locative singular of laka

Portuguese

Verb

lace

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of laçar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of laçar
  3. first-person singular imperative of laçar
  4. third-person singular imperative of laçar

Spanish

Verb

lace

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of lazar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of lazar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of lazar.

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