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Definition of "plies" [plies]

  • Third person singular present tense of ply1. (verb)
  • Plural of ply1. (noun)
  • Third person singular present tense of ply2. (verb)

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.

Use "plies" in a sentence
  • "Henry says 'plies' are always performed at the beginning of the workout because they stretch all the muscles of the legs and prepare the body for the exercises to follow."
  • "Venture out into the waters and woodlands of New England, and there's a chance you'll bump into "Champ," America's own Loch Ness Monster, who allegedly plies the muddy ripples of Lake Champlain."
  • "A "sound-effects choir" plies its trade against applicable scenes; there are separate tributes to writers (as portrayed on-screen), foreign films and "America in the movies"; also the annual memorial service and a sampling of special honoree Ennio Morricone's scoring achievements."