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lace

  

      n  
1    a delicate decorative fabric made from cotton, silk, etc., woven in an open web of different symmetrical patterns and figures  
2    a cord or string drawn through holes or eyelets or around hooks to fasten a shoe or garment  
3    ornamental braid often used on military uniforms, etc.  
4    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    tr; usually passive 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,   (See also)        lace into       lace up  
     (C13 las, from Old French laz, from Latin laqueus noose)  
  lacelike      adj  
  lacer      n  


Alençon lace  
      n   an elaborate lace worked on a hexagonal mesh and used as a border, or a machine-made copy of this  
bobbin lace  
      n   lace made with bobbins rather than with needle and thread (needlepoint lace); pillow lace  
Brussels lace  
      n   a fine lace with a raised or appliqué design  
Chantilly lace  
      n   sometimes not cap   a delicate ornamental lace  
Cluny lace  
      n   a strong heavy silk and cotton bobbin lace made at Cluny or elsewhere  
lace bug  
      n   a small bug of the family Tingidae, having a delicate pattern in the wing venation. They are plant feeders and include the thistle lace bugs (Tingis cardui and T. ampliata) and the rhododendron bug (Stephanitis rhododendri)  
lace into  
      vb   intr, prep   to attack violently, either verbally or physically  
lace up  
      vb  
1    tr, adv   to tighten or fasten (clothes or footwear) with laces  
      adj  
  lace-up  
2    (of footwear) to be fastened with laces  
      n  
  lace-up  
3    a lace-up shoe or boot  
Mechlin lace  
      n   bobbin lace made at Mechlin, characterized by patterns outlined by a heavier flat thread,   (Also called)    malines  
pillow lace  
      n   lace made by winding thread around bobbins on a padded cushion or board  
   Compare       point lace  
point lace  
      n   lace made by a needle with buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern,   (Also called)    needlepoint      Compare       pillow lace  
Queen Anne's lace  
      n      another name for the       wild carrot  
sea lace  
      n   a brown seaweed, Chorda filum, that grows on stones under sandy bottoms and produces chordlike fronds up to 8.5 metres (28 ft.) long  
torchon lace     (French)  
      n   a coarse linen or cotton lace with a simple openwork pattern  
     (C19 torchon, from French: a cleaning cloth, from torcher to wipe, from Old French torche bundle of straw; see torch)  
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lace

  

      n  
1    filigree, netting, openwork, tatting  
2    bootlace, cord, shoelace, string, thong, tie  
      vb  
3    attach, bind, close, do up, fasten, intertwine, interweave, thread, tie, twine  
4    add to, fortify, mix in, spike  


lace into     
assail, attack, belabour, berate, castigate, flay, lay into     (informal)   light into     (informal)   set about, vituperate  

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