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Noun: lace  leys
  1. A cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    - lacing
  2. A delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
Verb: lace  leys
  1. Spin, wind, or twist together
    "lace the ribbons";
    - intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, interwind, intwine [archaic]
  2. (handicraft) make by braiding or interlacing
    "lace a tablecloth";
    - braid, plait
  3. (handicraft) do lacework
    "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
  4. Draw through eyes or holes
    "lace the shoelaces";
    - lace up
  5. (cooking) add alcohol to (beverages)
    "the punch is laced!";
    - spike, fortify

Derived forms: lacing, laced, laces

Type of: alter, bind, change, cloth, cord, distort, fabric, material, modify, textile, tie, tissue, twine, twist, weave

Part of: shoe

Encyclopedia: Lace