What does LACE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lace, lacing(noun)

    a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)

  2. lace(verb)

    a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

  3. intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace, lace(verb)

    spin,wind, or twist together

    "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"

  4. braid, lace, plait(verb)

    make by braiding or interlacing

    "lace a tablecloth"

  5. lace(verb)

    do lacework

    "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"

  6. lace, lace up(verb)

    draw through eyes or holes

    "lace the shoelaces"

  7. spike, lace, fortify(verb)

    add alcohol to (beverages)

    "the punch is spiked!"


  1. lace(Noun)

    A light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread.

  2. lace(Noun)

    A cord or ribbon passed through eyelets in a shoe or garment, pulled tight and tied to fasten the shoe or garment firmly.

  3. lace(Verb)

    To fasten (something) with laces.

  4. lace(Verb)

    To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink).

  5. lace(Verb)

    To interweave items. (lacing one's fingers together)

  6. lace(Verb)

    To interweave the spokes of a bicycle wheel

  7. Origin: From las, from *, based on laqueus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lace(noun)

    that which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord, or band, usually one passing through eyelet or other holes, and used in drawing and holding together parts of a garment, of a shoe, of a machine belt, etc

  2. Lace(noun)

    a snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net

  3. Lace(noun)

    a fabric of fine threads of linen, silk, cotton, etc., often ornamented with figures; a delicate tissue of thread, much worn as an ornament of dress

  4. Lace(noun)

    spirits added to coffee or some other beverage

  5. Lace(verb)

    to fasten with a lace; to draw together with a lace passed through eyelet holes; to unite with a lace or laces, or, figuratively. with anything resembling laces

  6. Lace(verb)

    to adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material; as, cloth laced with silver

  7. Lace(verb)

    to beat; to lash; to make stripes on

  8. Lace(verb)

    to add spirits to (a beverage)

  9. Lace(verb)

    to be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace

  10. Origin: [OE. las, OF. laz, F. lacs, dim. lacet, fr. L. laqueus noose, snare; prob. akin to lacere to entice. Cf. Delight, Elicit, Lasso, Latchet.]


  1. Lace

    Lace is an openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work, made by machine or by hand. The holes can be formed via removal of threads or cloth from a previously woven fabric, but more often open spaces are created as part of the lace fabric. Lace-making is an ancient craft. True lace was not made until the late 15th and early 16th centuries. A true lace is created when a thread is looped, twisted or braided to other threads independently from a backing fabric. Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver threads were used. Now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fiber. A few modern artists make lace with a fine copper or silver wire instead of thread.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lace

    lās, n. a plaited string for fastening: an ornamental fabric of linen, cotton, silk, or gold and silver threads, made by looping, knotting, plaiting, or twisting the thread into definite patterns, of contrasted open and close structure; three distinct varieties are made, two by handiwork, known respectively as Needle or Point lace and Pillow or Bobbin Lace, and one by machinery.—v.t. to fasten with a lace: to adorn with lace: to streak: to mark with the lash: to intermix, as coffee with brandy, &c.: to intertwine.—v.i. to be fastened with a lace.—ns. Lace′-bark tree, a lofty West Indies tree, the inner bark like coarse lace; Lace′-boot, a boot fastened by a lace.—p.adj. Laced, fastened or adorned with lace.—ns. Lace′-frame, a machine used in lace-making; Lace′-leaf (see Lattice-leaf); Lace′-man, one who deals in lace; Lace′-mend′er, one who repairs lace; Lace′-pā′per, paper stamped or cut by hand with an open-work pattern like lace; Lace′-pill′ow, a cushion on which many various kinds of lace are made, held on the knees.—adj. Lā′cy, like lace.—Alençon lace, a very fine point-lace, the most important made in France; Appliqué lace, lace having sprigs or flowers sewed on net; Balloon-net lace, a form of woven lace in which the freeing threads are peculiarly twisted about the warps; Brussels lace, an extremely fine lace with sprigs applied on a net ground; Duchesse lace, a Belgian pillow-lace having beautiful designs with cord outlines, often in relief; Guipure lace, any lace without a net ground, the pattern being held together by bars or brides; Honiton lace, a lace made at Honiton in Devonshire, remarkable for the beauty of its figures and sprigs; Imitation lace, any lace made by machinery; Mechlin lace, a lace with bobbin ground and designs outlined by thread or flat cord; Spanish lace, needle-point lace brought from Spanish convents since their dissolution—but probably of Flemish origin: cut and drawn work made in convents in Spain, of patterns usually confined to simple sprigs and flowers: a modern black-silk lace with large flower-patterns, mostly of Flemish make: a modern needle-point lace with large square designs; Tambour lace, a modern kind of lace made with needle-embroidery on machine-made net; Torchon lace, peasants' bobbin laces of loose texture and geometrical designs, much imitated by machinery; Valenciennes lace, a fine bobbin lace having the design made with the ground and of the same thread. [O. Fr. las, a noose—L. laqueus, a noose.]

Editors Contribution

  1. lace

    A type of fabric created and designed in various colors, thread, fiber, designs and patterns and used for a variety of purposes.

    Lace is widely used to make clothing, dresses, tablecloths, blankets etc.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LACE' in Nouns Frequency: #2567


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LACE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LACE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Metka Fortuna:

    Fashion was, and still is, important for lace making.

  2. RVM:

    Even with all the Lace, you can't be an Ace without God's grace.-RVM

  3. RVM:

    Even with all the Lace, you can't be an Ace without God's grace.

  4. RVM:

    Even with all the Lace, you can't be an Ace without God's grace.- RVM

  5. Jessica Lauppe-Guy:

    It’s super feminine with sheer and mesh details and eyelash lace that is used traditionally in lingerie.

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