Lace meaning in english

Lace meaning in english DEFAULT

Meaning of lace in English

The lace was taken from her wedding gown and the ribbons were ' old ' and came from her wearing apparel.

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Bewilderingly, like her point lace, her story's introductory proprieties are delayed until the second paragraph.

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The early lace machines were in fact developed from knitting machines, and drew on local reserves of capital, labour and technical knowledge.

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Of these, the single most important item was lace (1,, francs), followed by silk fabric (, francs) and leather gloves (, francs).

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While on horseback, the fair equestrian shunned the lace, frills, and furbelows worn by her pedestrian sisters.

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Terms such a 'barbaric', 'primitive' and 'uncivilised' laced the forest literature of the period.

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Trades included were iron manufacture, coal and mineral mining, hardware, cutlery, knitting, cloth and leather trades, as well as pottery and lace making.

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It is reasonable if the landmark has not been loosed in a previous loop and the control lace is fast enough.

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Topographies and histories of local industry often emphasize differences between hosiery and lace, but they also note overlaps.

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Much of this detail may be familiar enough - gleaned as it is from standard sources - but the pages are laced with the unanticipated.

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This is because of the flowing prose laced with irresistible titles and sub-titles that have become the trademark of the author.

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lace - Meaning in English

Word Forms / Inflections

laces(noun plural)
laced(verb past tense)
lacing(verb present participle)
laces(verb present tense)

Definitions and Meaning of lace in English


  1. a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
  2. a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    Synonyms : lacing
  1. add alcohol to (beverages)
    Synonyms : fortify, spikeExample
    - the punch is spiked!
  2. spin, wind, or twist together
    Synonyms : enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, twineExamples
    - intertwine the ribbons
    - intertwined hearts
    - Twine the threads into a rope
  3. draw through eyes or holes
    Synonyms : lace upExample
    - lace the shoelaces
  4. do lacework
    - The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral
  5. make by braiding or interlacing
    Synonyms : braid, plaitExample
    - lace a tablecloth

Synonyms of lace

lacing, fortify, spike, enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, twine, lace up, braid, plait


Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or by hand. Generally, lace is divided into two main categories, needlelace and bobbin lace. There are other types of lace, such as knitted or crocheted lace. Other laces such as these are considered as a category of their specific craft. Knitted lace, therefore, is an example of knitting. This article considers both needle lace and bobbin lace.

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\ ˈlāsHow to pronounce lace (audio)\

transitive verb

1: to draw together the edges of by or as if by a lace passed through eyeletslaces her fingers behind her head

2: to draw or pass (something, such as a lace) through something (such as eyelets)

3: to confine or compress by tightening laces of a garment

4a: to adorn with or as if with lacethe surrounding countryside was laced with villages and hamlets— L. C. Heinemann

b: to mark with streaks of color

6a: to add a dash of liquor to

b: to add something to impart pungency, savor, or zest toa sauce laced with garlicconversation laced with sarcasm

c: to adulterate with a substancelaced a guard's coffee with a sedative

intransitive verb

1: to admit of being tied or fastened with a lace

2: to make a verbal attack—usually used with intohis boss laced into him for being late

1: a cord or string used for drawing together two edges (as of a garment or a shoe)

2: an ornamental braid for trimming coats or uniforms

3: an openwork usually figured fabric made of thread or yarn and used for trimmings, household coverings, and entire garments



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a netlike ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine.

a cord or string for holding or drawing together, as when passed through holes in opposite edges.

ornamental cord or braid, especially of gold or silver, used to decorate uniforms, hats, etc.

a small amount of alcoholic liquor or other substance added to food or drink.

verb (used with object),laced,lac·ing.

to fasten, draw together, or compress by or as if by means of a lace.

to pass (a cord, leather strip, etc.), as through holes.

to interlace or intertwine.

to adorn or trim with lace.

to add a small amount of alcoholic liquor or other substance to (food or drink): He took his coffee laced with brandy.

to lash, beat, or thrash.

to compress the waist of (a person) by drawing tight the laces of a corset, or the like.

to mark or streak, as with color.

verb (used without object),laced,lac·ing.

to be fastened with a lace: These shoes lace up the side.

to attack physically or verbally (often followed by into): The teacher laced into his students.



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Origin of lace

–; (noun) Middle English las<Old French laz, las ≪ Latin laqueus noose; (v.) Middle English lasen<Middle French lacier, lasser, lachier (French lacer) ≪ Latin laqueāre to enclose in a noose, trap



Words nearby lace

Lacan, La Canada-Flintridge, Laccadive Islands, Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands, laccolith, lace, lacebark, lace bug, lace-curtain, Lacedaemon, Lacedaemonian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc.

Words related to lace

mesh, ornament, thread, shoelace, mix, strap, fortify, interweave, spike, trim, edging, border, filigree, netting, net, trimming, banding, tissue, openwork, crochet

How to use lace in a sentence

  • Parents have declared unequivocally that they want more than higher test scores and yet all funds to public schools are tied to test scores like laces on shoes.

    Our Public Schools Have a Customer Service Problem|Thomas Courtney|September 10, |Voice of San Diego

  • They lifted her up, and when they saw that she was laced too tightly, they cut the stay lace in two.

    In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, |DAILY BEAST

  • More items came in time, as funding was available, like a slit-and-lace-up jacket and a line of boxer underwear.

    Look Who’s Wearing The Pants: Haute Butch’s Gender-Blending Style|Nina Strochlic|October 24, |DAILY BEAST

  • And no amount of fancy lace could ever have competed with the joy of sleep.

    Dita Von Teese, Keep Your Hands Off Our Boobs|Emma Mahony|August 6, |DAILY BEAST

  • One example, in wispy silk chiffon and lace is even trimmed in mink!

    What Lies Beneath: How Lingerie Got Sexy|Raquel Laneri|June 5, |DAILY BEAST

  • In the Forum Club, there is taffeta and lace, leather and gold.

    Shaq, Year One|Charles P. Pierce|May 24, |DAILY BEAST

  • On his head was the second-hand hat of some parvenu's coachman, gold lace, cockade and all.

    The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills

  • C was a Captain, all covered with lace; D was a drunkard, and had a red face.

    Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)|Various

  • Ramona had covered the box with white cloth, and the lace altar-cloth thrown over it fell in folds to the floor.

    Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson

  • She rose impatiently and bathed her eyes before ringing for the maid to lace her for dinner—it was long past tea-time.

    Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton

  • She still wore the shabby lace and the artificial bunch of violets on the side of her head.

    The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin

British Dictionary definitions for lace


a delicate decorative fabric made from cotton, silk, etc, woven in an open web of different symmetrical patterns and figures

a cord or string drawn through holes or eyelets or around hooks to fasten a shoe or garment

ornamental braid often used on military uniforms, etc

a dash of spirits added to a beverage


to fasten (shoes, etc) with a lace

(tr)to draw (a cord or thread) through holes, eyes, etc, as when tying shoes

(tr)to compress the waist of (someone), as with a corset

(tr)to add a small amount of alcohol or drugs to (food or drink)

(tr; usually passive and foll by with) to streak or mark with lines or coloursthe sky was laced with red

(tr)to intertwine; interlace

(tr)informalto give a sound beating to

See also lace into, lace up

Derived forms of lace

lacelike, adjectivelacer, noun

Word Origin for lace

C13 las, from Old French laz, from Latin laqueus noose

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Meaning of lace in English:


Pronunciation /leɪs/

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  • 1mass nounA fine open fabric of cotton or silk, made by looping, twisting, or knitting thread in patterns and used especially for trimming garments.

    ‘a dress trimmed in white lace’

    • ‘a lace collar’
    • ‘fine needlepoint laces’
    • ‘Here's what you get when you mix luxurious silk with a lace trim and fine ribbon lacing.’
    • ‘Her jeans and black shirt were replaced by a dress of blue velvet, cream silk and white lace.’
    • ‘Upon her bed was a gown of light blue silk trimmed with white lace and satin bows running from the neck to the waist.’
    • ‘She went for the white one which featured lace and silk, but had no veil.’
    • ‘The white silk and lace skirt hung low, leaving her midsection bare, and was flared slightly from the hips.’
    • ‘This outfit may be completed by a hat of lace or other fine cloth.’
    • ‘Some varieties have leaves reminiscent of lace or needlepoint.’
    • ‘On their wedding day, Elaine would wear white silk with lace.’
    • ‘Croft looked around, taking in the bright, sand-coloured walls, the cream drapes, the fine lace curtains about the windows.’
    • ‘The shapes are a lot more feminine, the fabrics - taffeta, silk and lace - are a lot more feminine, and there are more textures involved.’
    • ‘Inside, the decor is New England simplicity: perfectly laundered white cotton curtains edged in lace, pine furniture and iron bedsteads.’
    • ‘The back had a beautiful train of both lace and silk, which trailed four feet behind her when she walked.’
    • ‘She had dressed in a simple dark-blue dress with a white satin belt and lace collar.’
    • ‘Italy's handcrafted products include fine laces, linens, glass, pottery, carved marble, leather, and gold and silver work.’
    • ‘The young actor held a large white handkerchief trimmed with lace over his nose and mouth.’
    • ‘If you prefer something more feminine, create fabric corsages with a strip of thin material such as lace or silk.’
    • ‘Some of these packets were made of lace, others of cotton.’
    • ‘Maybe it was her exhaustion settling in, but the thick layers of silk and lace were as comforting as a pile of blankets fresh out of the dryer.’
    • ‘I suspect some of the lace on sale is manufactured by Chinese peasants copying Burano-Venetian lace patterns.’
    • ‘While males worked as tailors of men's clothing, female slaves and freedwomen sewed dresses and made lace in the households and dressmaking establishments of the period.’

    openwork, lacework, tatting, netting, net, tulle, meshwork, mesh, webbing

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    1. Braid used for trimming, especially on military dress uniforms.

      ‘his generals were covered with gold lace’

      • ‘There was gold lace down the seams on the sides of the arms showing skin.’
      • ‘She sat before the organ wearing a simple black dress, no lace, no detail.’
      • ‘I had worn a little blue velvet jacket with gold lace and now I clutched it possessively.’
      • ‘Her thick dark hair is pulled back and straightened, and she wears a long sea-foam green dress covered in ivory lace.’
      • ‘Gold lace became confined to flag officers in both dress and undress uniforms; captains wore it only in full dress.’
      • ‘She was a tall woman, dressed in a bright purple dress with lace, a dark blue shawl thrown about her shoulders and a black hat on her bright red hair.’
      • ‘The flashing gold epaulettes and gold lace on his 18th century naval uniform have been made by Wyedean Weaving.’
      • ‘Cindy had the decency to get dressed, at least, although she was dressed in a ridiculously glamorous dress with lace and frills.’
      • ‘Henceforth Bentham always wore his green coat with scarlet lapels, scarlet waistcoat with gold lace, and white breeches.’
      • ‘The dress was full of lace and ribbons and was satiny.’
      • ‘Today, she had chosen a modest blue dress with tiny bits of lace at the bodice, sleeves, and hem.’
      • ‘She wore a white dress edged with lace and puffed sleeves, white shoes on her feet.’
      • ‘She was indeed a vision in powder blue silk, the bodice of the dress enhanced with lace and even more pearls.’
      • ‘The dress was tight at the waist and the bodice was decorated with black lace from the waistline up to the low neckline.’
      • ‘It had simple, white lace along the collar and at the ends of the elbow length sleeves.’
  • 2usually lacesA cord or leather strip passed through eyelets or hooks on opposite sides of a shoe or garment and then pulled tight and fastened.

    ‘brown shoes with laces’

    • ‘She found a thick leather vest and put it on top of the shirt, pulling the laces tight.’
    • ‘Wyatt said he pulled the laces out of two pairs of shoes and he and Rattigan both tied her up.’
    • ‘As she pulled at the laces of the tight whalebone corset, she gave a little gasp.’
    • ‘For increased efficiency, you may have a tendency to fasten your laces very tight.’
    • ‘Once at home, she changed quickly into her running clothes and shoes, tying the laces tight.’
    • ‘He lingered in the doorway and waited as she hastily fastened the laces and tied the anklet around her heel.’
    • ‘Pulling on some old black shoes and tying the laces, he ran down the stairs and barreled into his older sister.’
    • ‘Pulling the laces tight, she frowns as she fumbles when trying to tie them.’
    • ‘I saw several wrestlers in the corner already dressed in gym clothes, tying up the laces on their shoes.’
    • ‘I'll set this straight once and for all: dress shoes don't necessarily require laces.’
    • ‘She began to unbuckle her sandals, as I loosened the laces on my shoes.’
    • ‘He looked like any number of panhandlers that frequent the area; his clothes were stained, his shoes had no laces.’
    • ‘She put on her brown Soda brand shoes with the beige laces.’
    • ‘We don't need clean clothes or new laces in our shoes.’
    • ‘I quickly put on my shoes without tying the laces.’
    • ‘I was wearing some old shoes and the laces are always coming undone.’
    • ‘Julius finished tying the laces on his second shoe, stood and turned to Yoshiro.’
    • ‘Don't try to compensate for a gaping shoe by tying the laces too tightly.’
    • ‘The women had been tied with shoe laces, the men with nylon rope, and plastic shopping bags were used to blindfold them.’
    • ‘These workers are everywhere in the streets, selling such things as candy, shoe laces, toys, fruits, gum, incense or belt buckles.’

    shoelace, bootlace, shoestring, lacing, string, cord, thong, twine, tie

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[with object]
  • 1Fasten or tighten (a shoe or garment) by tying the laces.

    ‘he put the shoes on and laced them up’

    • ‘Marshall was lacing his shoes when his brother came in and jumped onto the end of his bed.’
    • ‘I situated myself down on the arm of the couch, now fully dressed as I laced my sneakers up.’
    • ‘She quickly finished lacing her shoes and looked outside and saw the town as it normally was at dawn.’
    • ‘Instead, I laced my running shoes and slipped some shorts over a pair of leggings.’
    • ‘He rose with a groan the next morning and pulled his clothes back on, lacing his shoes with some difficulty.’
    • ‘One afternoon as I woke up from a nap, I looked at the watch, laced my shoes in a hurry and ran to the bus-stop.’
    • ‘Entering, she found her brother in the parlor lacing his shoes.’
    • ‘I gave him a look from where I sat on the bed, lacing my sneakers.’
    • ‘As she finished lacing the tall boots and fastening the large belt buckle, she felt strangely different, unfamiliar even to herself.’
    • ‘The way shoes are laced can prevent specific problems.’
    • ‘He zipped his black duffel bag and laced his boots.’
    • ‘‘That was around the time we first met too,’ he said as he finished lacing his skates, slowly standing up.’
    • ‘He was just finishing lacing his boots when Luken awoke.’
    • ‘He didn't respond, and she looked over to see him lacing his boots.’
    • ‘Soldiers laced their boots in any way they liked.’
    • ‘The comparison is ridiculous, and at the moment he couldn't lace Hall's boots.’
    • ‘Do you lace your boots all the way to the top loop?’
    • ‘I laced my skates and stepped forth with ankles wobbling and feet that felt bound.’
    • ‘She laced her tennis shoes, all the while glaring at Roger.’
    • ‘He straightened, and I knelt down and placed his foot in the shoe and laced it up, and did the same to the other.’
    1. Enclose or confine tightly in a garment.

      ‘Rosina laced her up tight to show off her neat waist’

      • ‘they laced her into a sky-blue dress, which was so tight she could hardly breathe’
    2. no object(of a garment or shoe) be fastened by means of laces.

      ‘the shoes laced at the front’

      • ‘A shoe that laces will allow for adjustment across this area.’
      • ‘I also had my knee length combat boots that laced up in the front.’
      • ‘The bodice laced up in the front with cream-colored ribbon, which tied off at the waist.’
  • 2with object and adverbialEntwine (things, especially fingers) together.

    ‘she laced her fingers together’

    • ‘Subjects laced their fingers together and placed their hands at the back of their head.’
    • ‘Cris grinned at her and hopped up onto the couch, lacing his fingers together as he winked.’
    • ‘He laced his fingers together under his head and crossed his legs, looking at her.’
    • ‘He grabbed my other hand and laced our fingers together and smiled down at me.’
    • ‘He pulled his arm back, laced his fingers together, and propped his chin on them.’
    • ‘She stopped biting her nails and laced her fingers together behind her head, relaxing.’
    • ‘Place your hands behind your head for support, but don't lace your fingers together.’
    • ‘She took a deep breath and pressed her palms together, lacing her fingers and closing her eyes.’
    • ‘She leaned forward, lacing her fingers together and resting her chin on them.’
    • ‘He rested his elbows on the arms of it and laced his fingers together, looking at me over the top of his reading glasses.’
    • ‘I moved closer to him and took his hand in mine, lacing our fingers together.’
    • ‘You have the option of lacing your fingers together behind your head or putting your arms on the floor beside your body.’
    • ‘The commander laced his fingers together, resting his hands on his stomach as he tilted his head and stared at the wall.’
    • ‘She closed her eyes and pressed her hands together, lacing her fingers.’
    • ‘Steve raises both arms above his head, laces his fingers together and leans back into the cradle they've made.’
    • ‘He brought both hands over his head and laced his fingers together.’
    • ‘Cordelia took his hands in hers and laced their fingers together.’
    • ‘I laced my fingers together, sighing and looking down at the glittering, clear, ashtray in the middle of our table.’
    • ‘Jordan reached for her hand and laced their fingers together.’
    • ‘Jade chuckled, taking my hands and lacing our fingers together.’

    entwine, intertwine, twine, entangle, interweave, interlink, link

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    1. lace something throughPass a lace or cord through (a hole)

      ‘he laced the twine through the eyelets and pulled it tight’

      • ‘She tied her pocket closed with jute twine by lacing it through holes she punched in the corners.’
      • ‘You could take black satin ribbon and lace it through the big stitches for extra effect.’
      • ‘Running decklines through the loops of these device requires the kayak operator to unlash the decklines and lace them through the loops, then re-lash the lines.’
      • ‘Pull hard on the laces when you lace them through the holes.’
      • ‘You want to make this long enough so that you don't run out of thread before you are done lacing it through the body twice.’
      • ‘Make a twisted cord or use a ribbon, and lace it through the eyelets.’
      • ‘When finished with the length you want, take the strands off the bobbins and lace them through the holes in the edge of the pouch, two strands per side.’
  • 3usually be laced withAdd an ingredient, especially alcohol, to (a drink or dish) to enhance its flavour or strength.

    ‘he gave us coffee laced with brandy’

    • ‘he was left seriously ill after eating a meal allegedly laced with poison’
    • ‘It may arise where the accused is drugged by others or his drink is laced with alcohol.’
    • ‘When I was ill, our butler caught Charles lacing my tea with some sort of substance.’
    • ‘Noah had calmed down after a couple of drinks, mainly coffee laced with alcohol.’
    • ‘Their streets were grimy and gritty, awash in alcohol and laced with drugs.’
    • ‘This pasta dish is laced with vibrant colour and wonderful flavour.’
    • ‘Since when has a harmless serving of milk been laced with alcohol?’
    • ‘Her voice was laced with as much bitter anger as she dared use.’
    • ‘At least people have died in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi after drinking an alcoholic brew laced with methanol.’
    • ‘His voice was laced with danger and intent to hurt.’
    • ‘Marcey's usual strong voice was laced with uneasiness.’
    • ‘‘Or he may still be asleep,’ Kevin replied, a hint of annoyance and irritation lacing his voice.’
    • ‘‘Shoot the kid,’ he commanded, though his voice was laced slightly with fear.’
    • ‘The tea is laced with lotus seeds and 2 red dates.’
    • ‘Tabu does full justice to the spirit of Lady Macbeth; scheming, greedy, manipulative, yet not stonehearted enough to drink wine laced with blood.’
    • ‘His voice was laced with desperation as he blacked out, his arm dropping.’
    • ‘The thread of disbelief in his voice was laced with a subtle smear of sympathy.’
    • ‘Yes, we have all tried the good old brandy, laced with honey to cure the common cold and sore throat, but this was a new discovery for me.’
    • ‘Many more women, and gay men, find their drinks laced with a whole host of other illegal and prescription drugs or alcohol.’
    • ‘He described how he drugged Jaruwan in her room by serving her a drink laced with a sedative.’
    • ‘The year-old woman drank the Valkanov vodka - laced with methanol - which was probably brewed in a home-made still.’

    flavour, mix, mix in, blend, fortify, strengthen, stiffen, season, spice, spice up, imbue, infuse, enrich, enliven, liven up

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    1. Give (something) a large amount or degree of a feature or quality.

      ‘the script is laced with expletives’

      • ‘his voice was laced with derision’

Phrasal Verbs

    lace into
    • lace into someone or somethingAttack someone or something verbally or physically.

      • ‘Brady laced into his teammates for playing with a lack of passion’
      • ‘One group he laces into is the Royal Society - its astronomers, physicists, and mathematicians.’


Middle English from Old French laz, las (noun), lacier (verb), based on Latin laqueus ‘noose’ (also an early sense in English). Compare with lasso.

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