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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
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!"

Derived forms: plies, plying, plied

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

Encyclopedia: Ply