Definition of "lace" []

  • A cord or ribbon used to draw and tie together two opposite edges, as of a shoe. (noun)
  • A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern. Also called lacework. (noun)
  • Gold or silver braid ornamenting an officer's uniform. (noun)
  • To thread a cord through the eyelets or around the hooks of. (verb-transitive)
  • To draw together and tie the laces of. (verb-transitive)
  • A delicate decorative fabric made from cotton, silk, etc, woven in an open web of different symmetrical patterns and figures (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A cord or string drawn through holes or eyelets or around hooks to fasten a shoe or garment (noun)
  • Ornamental braid often used on military uniforms, etc (noun)
  • A dash of spirits added to a beverage (noun)
  • To fasten (shoes, etc) with a lace (verb)
  • To draw (a cord or thread) through holes, eyes, etc, as when tying shoes (verb)
  • To compress the waist of (someone), as with a corset (verb)
  • To add a small amount of alcohol or drugs to (food or drink) (verb)
  • To streak or mark with lines or colours (verb)
  • To intertwine; interlace (verb)
  • To give a sound beating to (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lace" in a sentence
  • "I've got cotton sox trimmed in lace from the Victorian Trading Co. that I wear to bed."
  • "If you did both ends and knit you'd have to graft, grafting in lace is not my strong point!"
  • "Convincing a spider to spin lace is far more difficult."