What does PLY mean?

Definitions for PLYplaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word PLY.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ply(noun)

    one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination

    "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn"

  2. ply(verb)

    (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

  3. provide, supply, ply, cater(verb)

    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

    "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

  4. ply(verb)

    apply oneself diligently

    "Ply one's trade"

  5. ply, run(verb)

    travel a route regularly

    "Ships ply the waters near the coast"

  6. ply(verb)

    join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding

    "ply fabric"

  7. ply(verb)

    wield vigorously

    "ply an axe"

  8. ply(verb)

    use diligently

    "ply your wits!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ply(verb)

    to bend

  2. Ply(verb)

    to lay on closely, or in folds; to work upon steadily, or with repeated acts; to press upon; to urge importunately; as, to ply one with questions, with solicitations, or with drink

  3. Ply(verb)

    to employ diligently; to use steadily

  4. Ply(verb)

    to practice or perform with diligence; to work at

  5. Ply(verb)

    to bend; to yield

  6. Ply(verb)

    to act, go, or work diligently and steadily; especially, to do something by repeated actions; to go back and forth; as, a steamer plies between certain ports

  7. Ply(verb)

    to work to windward; to beat

  8. Ply

    a fold; a plait; a turn or twist, as of a cord

  9. Ply

    bent; turn; direction; bias

  10. Origin: [OE. plien, F. plier to fold, to bend, fr. L. plicare; akin to Gr. , G. flechten. Cf. Apply, Complex, Display, Duplicity, Employ, Exploit, Implicate, Plait, Pliant, Flax.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ply

    plī, v.t. to work at steadily: to use diligently: to urge: to address with importunity.—v.i. to work steadily: to go in haste: to make regular passages, as a boat, between two ports: (naut.) to make way against the wind:—pa.t. and pa.p. plied.—n. a fold: bent: direction.—n. Ply′er. [O. Fr. plier, to fold—L. plicāre, to bend.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PLY in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PLY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Poh Poh:

    I'm scared to ply the trade on the street.

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Translations for PLY

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • plierFrench
  • muyuyQuechua
  • скручивать, работать, сгибать, потчевать, курсироватьRussian
  • zložiť, premávať, zohnúť, makať (colloq.), ohnúť, preložiť, poskladaťSlovak

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