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Definition of "laces" []

  • A delicate decorative fabric made from cotton, silk, etc, woven in an open web of different symmetrical patterns and figures (noun)
  • 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)
  • Plural form of lace. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lace. (verb)

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Use "laces" in a sentence
  • "They were brightly gowned, bedecked in laces and bows; their young faces were alight with mischief."
  • "I was thinking the other night, at 'the most magnificent ball of the season,' how much better I should like to see people making hay, than all these ladies in laces and/[Page 277]/diamonds, waltzing!"
  • "(I know very little about it, Ma'am; – I am not learned in laces – I never bought any –) I wish he would look this way – I wonder if Mrs. Evelyn does not mean to bring him to see me – she must remember; – now there is that curious old smile and looking down! how much better I know what it means than Mrs. Evelyn does!"