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Verb: ply  plI
  1. Give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    - provide, supply, cater
     
  2. Apply oneself diligently
    "Ply one's trade"
     
  3. Travel a route regularly
    "Ships ply the waters near the coast";
    - run
     
  4. Join together as by twisting, weaving, or moulding
    "ply fabric"
     
  5. Wield vigorously
    "ply an axe"
     
  6. Use diligently
    "ply your wits!"
Noun: ply  plI
  1. One of the strands twisted together to make yarn, rope or thread; often used in combination
    "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn"
     
  2. (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth, paper or wood as in plywood

Derived forms: plying, plied, plies

Type of: apply, bed, bring together, do, employ, give, handle, jaunt, join, layer, manage, perform, strand, travel, trip, use, utilise [Brit], utilize, wield

Encyclopedia: Ply