Lace definition

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A cord or ribbon used to draw and tie together two opposite edges, as of a shoe.
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To pull or pass through; intertwine.

Lace garlands through a trellis.

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To give a beating to; thrash.

Laced his opponent in the second round.

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To draw together and tie the laces of.
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To restrain or constrict by tightening laces, especially of a corset.
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To add a touch of flavor to.
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To add a substance, especially an intoxicant or narcotic, to.

Laced the eggnog with rum and brandy.

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To add or intersperse with something in order to produce a certain effect.
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To be fastened or tied with laces or a lace.
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To streak, as with color.
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To diversify, as with a contrasting element.
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To thrash; whip.
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To hit hard.

The batter laced the ball into center field.

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To add a dash of alcoholic liquor to (a beverage)
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To add a small amount of a substance to (something to be ingested), as to render it flavorful, potent, toxic, etc.

Brownies laced with marijuana.

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(uncountable) A light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread.
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(countable) A cord or ribbon passed through eyelets in a shoe or garment, pulled tight and tied to fasten the shoe or garment firmly.
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A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.

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To fasten (something) with laces.
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To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink).
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To interweave items. (lacing one's fingers together)
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To interweave the spokes of a bicycle wheel.
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To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
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To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material.

Cloth laced with silver.

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A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern.
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Gold or silver braid ornamenting an officer's uniform.
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To thread a cord through the eyelets or around the hooks of.
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To trim or decorate with or as if with lace.
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To streak with color.
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A string, ribbon, etc. used to draw together and fasten the parts of a shoe, corset, etc. by being drawn through eyelets or over hooks.
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An ornamental braid of gold or silver, for trimming uniforms, hats, etc.
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A fine netting or openwork fabric of cotton, polyester, etc., woven in ornamental designs.
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To draw the ends of (a garment, shoe, etc.) together and fasten with a lace.
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To compress the waist of by lacing a corset, etc.
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To pass (a cord, etc.) in and out through eyelets, fabric, etc.
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To weave together; intertwine.
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To ornament with or as with lace.
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To be fastened with a lace.

Shoes that lace easily.

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(informal) To attack physically or verbally.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lace
Plural:
laces

Origin of lace

  • Middle English from Old French las noose, string from Vulgar Latin laceum from Latin laqueus noose probably akin to lacere to entice, ensnare

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary