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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)

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 "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."