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lace

 (lās)
n.
1. A cord or ribbon used to draw and tie together two opposite edges, as of a shoe.
2. A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern. Also called lacework.
3. Gold or silver braid ornamenting an officer's uniform.
v. laced, lac·ing, lac·es
v.tr.
1. To thread a cord through the eyelets or around the hooks of.
2.
a. To draw together and tie the laces of.
b. To restrain or constrict by tightening laces, especially of a corset.
3. To pull or pass through; intertwine: lace garlands through a trellis.
4. To trim or decorate with or as if with lace.
5.
a. To add a touch of flavor to: "today's chefs love to lace their goods with lively, pronounced flavors" (David Rosengarten).
b. To add a substance, especially an intoxicant or narcotic, to: laced the eggnog with rum and brandy.
c. To add or intersperse with something in order to produce a certain effect: "Quacks now lace their pitch with scientific terms that may sound authentic to the uninformed" (Jane E. Brody).
6. To streak with color.
7. To give a beating to; thrash: laced his opponent in the second round.
v.intr.
To be fastened or tied with laces or a lace.
Phrasal Verb:
lace into Informal
To attack; assail: laced into me for arriving so late.

[Middle English, from Old French las, noose, string, from Vulgar Latin *laceum, from Latin laqueus, noose; probably akin to lacere, to entice, ensnare.]

lace′less adj.
lac′er n.

lace

(leɪs)
n
1. (Textiles) a delicate decorative fabric made from cotton, silk, etc, woven in an open web of different symmetrical patterns and figures
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a cord or string drawn through holes or eyelets or around hooks to fasten a shoe or garment
3. (Clothing & Fashion) ornamental braid often used on military uniforms, etc
4. (Brewing) a dash of spirits added to a beverage
vb
5. to fasten (shoes, etc) with a lace
6. (tr) to draw (a cord or thread) through holes, eyes, etc, as when tying shoes
7. (tr) to compress the waist of (someone), as with a corset
8. (tr) to add a small amount of alcohol or drugs to (food or drink)
9. (and foll by: with) to streak or mark with lines or colours: the sky was laced with red.
10. (tr) to intertwine; interlace
11. (tr) informal to give a sound beating to
[C13 las, from Old French laz, from Latin laqueus noose]
ˈlaceˌlike adj
ˈlacer n

lace

(leɪs)

n., v. laced, lac•ing. n.
1. a netlike ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine.
2. a cord or string for holding or drawing together, as when passed through holes in opposite edges.
3. ornamental cord or braid.
v.t.
4. to fasten, draw together, or compress by or as if by means of a lace.
5. to pass (a cord, leather strip, etc.), as through holes.
6. to interlace; intertwine.
7. to adorn or trim with lace.
8. to add a small amount of alcoholic liquor or other substance to: coffee laced with brandy.
9. to beat; thrash.
10. to compress the waist of (a person) by drawing tight the laces of a corset, or the like.
11. to mark or streak, as with color.
v.i.
12. to be fastened with a lace.
13. to attack physically or verbally (usu. fol. by into).
[1175–1225; Middle English las < Old French laz, las « Latin laqueus noose]

lace


Past participle: laced
Gerund: lacing

Imperative
lace
lace
Present
I lace
you lace
he/she/it laces
we lace
you lace
they lace
Preterite
I laced
you laced
he/she/it laced
we laced
you laced
they laced
Present Continuous
I am lacing
you are lacing
he/she/it is lacing
we are lacing
you are lacing
they are lacing
Present Perfect
I have laced
you have laced
he/she/it has laced
we have laced
you have laced
they have laced
Past Continuous
I was lacing
you were lacing
he/she/it was lacing
we were lacing
you were lacing
they were lacing
Past Perfect
I had laced
you had laced
he/she/it had laced
we had laced
you had laced
they had laced
Future
I will lace
you will lace
he/she/it will lace
we will lace
you will lace
they will lace
Future Perfect
I will have laced
you will have laced
he/she/it will have laced
we will have laced
you will have laced
they will have laced
Future Continuous
I will be lacing
you will be lacing
he/she/it will be lacing
we will be lacing
you will be lacing
they will be lacing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lacing
you have been lacing
he/she/it has been lacing
we have been lacing
you have been lacing
they have been lacing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lacing
you will have been lacing
he/she/it will have been lacing
we will have been lacing
you will have been lacing
they will have been lacing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lacing
you had been lacing
he/she/it had been lacing
we had been lacing
you had been lacing
they had been lacing
Conditional
I would lace
you would lace
he/she/it would lace
we would lace
you would lace
they would lace
Past Conditional
I would have laced
you would have laced
he/she/it would have laced
we would have laced
you would have laced
they would have laced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lace - a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)lace - a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
bootlace - a long lace for fastening boots
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
shoe lace, shoelace, shoestring, shoe string - a lace used for fastening shoes
2.lace - a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
Brussels lace - fine lace with a raised or applique design
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
filet - lace having a square mesh
macrame - a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords
bobbin lace, pillow lace - a handmade lace worked on a pillow with threads wound on bobbins; the pattern is marked out on the pillow by pins
needlepoint, point lace - lace worked with a needle in a buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern
Verb1.lace - spin,wind, or twist togetherlace - spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"
distort, twine, twist - form into a spiral shape; "The cord is all twisted"
wreathe, wind - form into a wreath
twine - make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"
wattle - interlace to form wattle
plash, pleach - interlace the shoots of; "pleach a hedge"
ravel, tangle, knot - tangle or complicate; "a ravelled story"
splice - join by interweaving strands; "Splice the wires"
2.lace - make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
tissue, weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"
3.lace - do lacework; "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
tissue, weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"
4.lace - draw through eyes or holes; "lace the shoelaces"
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
relace - lace again; "She relaced her boots"
5.lace - add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

lace

noun
1. netting, net, filigree, tatting, meshwork, openwork a plain white lace bedspread
2. cord, tie, string, lacing, thong, shoelace, bootlace He was sitting on the bed, tying the laces of an old pair of running shoes.
verb
1. fasten, tie, tie up, do up, secure, bind, close, attach, thread No matter how tightly I lace these shoes, my ankles wobble.
2. mix, drug, doctor, add to, spike, contaminate, fortify, adulterate She laced his food with sleeping pills.
3. enrich, pepper, spice, sprinkle, enliven, liven up a speech laced with wry humour
4. intertwine, interweave, entwine, twine, interlink He took to lacing his fingers together in an attempt to keep his hands still.
Translations
تخْريم بالأبْرَهتَخْزِيـمَةٌرِباطرِبَاطُ الـحِذَاءيرْبُط، يَشُد
krajkakrajkovýtkanicetkaničkazašňerovat
kniplingkniplings-snøresnørebåndsnørrebånd
pitsinauha
čipkavezice
csipke
blúndareimaskóreim
ひもレース
레이스
batraištisnėriniairaištissuvarstytiužrišti
auklamežģīnesmežģīņu-saitesasiet
čipkačipkovýšnúrkazašnurovať
čipkavezalka
spetssnören
เชือกรองเท้าลูกไม้
dây buộc

lace

[leɪs]
A. N
1. (= open fabric) → encaje m; (as trimming) → puntilla f; [of gold, silver] → galón m
2. [of shoe, corset] → cordón m, agujeta f (Mex)
B. CPDde encaje
C. VT
1. (also lace up) [+ shoes] → atar (los cordones de)
2. (= fortify with spirits) [+ drink] → echar licor a
a drink laced with brandyuna bebida con un chorrito de coñac
a drink laced with cyanideuna bebida envenenada con or con dosis de cianuro
3. (fig) the story is laced with ironyla historia tiene una vena irónica, la historia está teñida de ironía
lace into VI + PREP to lace into sbdar una paliza a algn

lace

[ˈleɪs]
n
(decorative)dentelle f
[shoe] → lacet m
to tie one's laces → faire ses lacets
He spent ten minutes tying the laces of his shoes → Il a passé dix minutes à faire ses lacets.
modif [collar, blouse] → en dentelle
a black lace blouse → un chemisier en dentelle noire
a white lace handkerchief → un mouchoir en dentelle blanche
vt
[+ shoe] → lacer
Her fingers were too cold to lace the tent flap
BUT Elle avait trop froid aux doigts pour nouer le rabat de la tente.
[+ drink] → arroser
to lace sth with sth [+ alcohol] → arroser qch de qch; [+ drugs] → mélanger qch à qch
She laced his food with sleeping pills → Elle mélangea des somnifères à sa nourriture.

lace

n
(= fabric)Spitze f; (as trimming) → Spitzenborte for -besatz m; (of gold, silver)Tresse f, → Litze f
(of shoe)(Schuh)band nt, → Schnürsenkel m
vt
corsetschnüren; (also lace up) shoezubinden; (fig: also lace together) fingersineinander verschlingen
to lace a drinkeinen Schuss Alkohol in ein Getränk geben; to lace a drink with drugs/poisonDrogen/Gift in ein Getränk mischen; laced with brandymit einem Schuss Weinbrand; a laced drinkein Getränk mit Schuss; coffee laced with cyanideKaffee, dem Zyanid beigemischt wurde
(fig) speech, conversationwürzen; her comments were laced with sarcasm/humour (Brit) or humor (US) → ihre Bemerkungen waren mit Sarkasmus/Humor gewürzt
vi (shoes etc)(zu)geschnürt werden

lace

:
lace-curtain
lace paper
nPapierspitzen pl, → Spitzenpapier nt

lace

[leɪs]
1. n
a. (fabric) → pizzo, merletto
b. (of shoe) → laccio, stringa; (of corset) → laccio
2. adjdi pizzo
3. vt
a. (also lace up) (shoes) → allacciare
b. (drink, with spirits) → correggere; (with poison) → avvelenare

lace

(leis) noun
1. a string or cord for fastening shoes etc. I need a new pair of laces for my tennis shoes.
2. delicate net-like decorative fabric made with fine thread. Her dress was trimmed with lace; (also adjective) a lace shawl.
verb
to fasten or be fastened with a lace which is threaded through holes. Lace (up) your boots firmly.

lace

تَخْزِيـمَةٌ, رِبَاطُ الـحِذَاء krajka, tkanička knipling, snørrebånd Schnürsenkel, Spitze δαντέλα, κορδόνι cordón, encaje nauha, pitsi dentelle, lacet čipka, vezice lacci, merletto ひも, レース 레이스 kant, veter knipling, lisse koronka, sznurówka cadarço, cordão, laço, renda кружево, шнурок snören, spets เชือกรองเท้า, ลูกไม้ bağcık, dantel dây buộc 花边, 鞋带

lace

vt adulterar; laced with..adulterado con
References in classic literature ?
So Meg went away to `accept with thanks', look over her dress, and sing blithely as she did up her one real lace frill, while Jo finished her story, her four apples, and had a game of romps with Scrabble.
She had absolutely no taste in dress, and wore a batch of rusty black lace with a bunch of artificial violets pinned to the side of her hair.
From beneath the flap of an enormous pocket of a soiled vest of embossed silk, heavily ornamented with tarnished silver lace, projected an instrument, which, from being seen in such martial company, might have been easily mistaken for some mischievous and unknown implement of war.
He wore a profusion of ribbons on his garment, and gold lace on his hat, which was also encircled by a gold chain, and surmounted with a feather.
What an odd feeling, now, when a black boy's host to white men with gold lace upon their coats
It was a two-story building, with a porch in front, and a very fancy scrollwork around the edges; it was complete in every tiniest detail, even the doorknob, and there was a hammock on the porch and white lace curtains in the windows.
There were credible rumors, also, of a hemstitched pocket-handkerchief; and report even went so far as to state that Miss Ophelia had one pocket-handkerchief with lace all around it,--it was even added that it was worked in the corners; but this latter point was never satisfactorily ascertained, and remains, in fact, unsettled to this day.
See Appendix A] appeared at the door in a spick-and-span new blue cloth uniform, decorated with shining brass buttons, and with bands of gold lace around his cap and wristbands; and he wore white gloves, too.
Ever so many people said our dresses were the very prettiest; they looked like soft lace.
She then broke the lace off short, and dexterously throwing it into a ditch, was presently obliged to entreat them to stop, and acknowledged her inability to put herself to rights so as to be able to walk home in tolerable comfort.
Reed's lace frills, and crimped her nightcap borders, fed our eager attention with passages of love and adventure taken from old fairy tales and other ballads; or (as at a later period I discovered) from the pages of Pamela, and Henry, Earl of Moreland.
They looked fuller of lace than ever this morning, but her eyes were not laughing at all.