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LACE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lace mean? 

LACE (noun)
  The noun LACE has 2 senses:

1. a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
2. a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

  Familiarity information: LACE used as a noun is rare.


LACE (verb)
  The verb LACE has 5 senses:

1. spin or twist together so as to form a cord
2. make by braiding or interlacing
3. do lacework
4. draw through eyes or holes
5. add alcohol to (beverages)

  Familiarity information: LACE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


LACE (noun)


Sense 1lace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

lace; lacing

Hypernyms ("lace" is a kind of...):

cord (a line made of twisted fibers or threads)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lace"):

shoe lace; shoe string; shoelace; shoestring (a lace used for fastening shoes)

bootlace (a long lace for fastening boots)

Holonyms ("lace" is a part of...):

shoe (footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material)


Sense 2lace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("lace" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lace"):

Brussels lace (fine lace with a raised or applique design)

filet (lace having a square mesh)

macrame (a coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords)

bobbin lace; pillow lace (a handmade lace worked on a pillow with threads wound on bobbins; the pattern is marked out on the pillow by pins)

needlepoint; point lace (lace worked with a needle in a buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern)


LACE (verb)


Sense 1lace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spin or twist together so as to form a cord

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

twine; lace; intertwine; interlace; enlace; entwine

Context examples:

intertwine the ribbons / Twine the threads into a rope

Hypernyms (to "lace" is one way to...):

distort; twine; twist (form into a spiral shape)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lace"):

wind; wreathe (form into a wreath)

fold (intertwine)

wattle (interlace to form wattle)

plash; pleach (interlace the shoots of)

knot; ravel; tangle (tangle or complicate)

splice (join by interweaving strands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2lace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make by braiding or interlacing

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

braid; plait; lace

Context example:

lace a tablecloth

Hypernyms (to "lace" is one way to...):

tissue; weave (create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton)

Domain category:

handicraft (a craft that requires skillful hands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3lace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Do lacework

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral

Hypernyms (to "lace" is one way to...):

tissue; weave (create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton)

Domain category:

handicraft (a craft that requires skillful hands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

They lace the cape


Sense 4lace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw through eyes or holes

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

lace up; lace

Context example:

lace the shoelaces

Hypernyms (to "lace" is one way to...):

bind; tie (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord)

"Lace" entails doing...:

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lace"):

relace (lace again)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5lace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add alcohol to (beverages)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

fortify; lace; spike

Context example:

the punch is spiked!

Hypernyms (to "lace" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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