transitive verbplied, ply′ing
Origin of plyMiddle English plien from Old French plier from Classical Latin plicare, to fold from Indo-European base an unverified form plek-, to entwine from source flax
- a single thickness, fold, or layer, as of doubled cloth, plywood, etc.
- one of the twisted strands in rope, yarn, etc.
- the state of being bent or twisted
- bias or inclination
Origin of plyMFr pli < the v.