What does lacing mean?

Definitions for lacing
ˈleɪ sɪŋlac·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacingnoun

    a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage

  2. lace, lacingnoun

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

  3. beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whackingnoun

    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


  1. Lacingnoun

    A quantity of a substance, such as an alcoholic liquor, added to a food or a drink; as, punch with a lacing of rum.

  2. Lacingnoun

    A beating, especially with a lash.


  1. lacingnoun

    That with which something is laced.

    A light lacing of rum goes into the cake batter.

  2. lacingnoun

    The tied laces that form a netlike pattern.


  1. lacing

    Lacing refers to the act of threading or tying up a cord, ribbon, or shoe laces through the holes, loops, or spaces in a particular material or object. It can also imply the pattern or design that's created by such act. In addition, it can refer to the process of adding a small amount of a certain substance, typically a potent one, into another substance to enhance its effect.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lacing

    of Lace

  2. Lacingnoun

    the act of securing, fastening, or tightening, with a lace or laces

  3. Lacingnoun

    a lace; specifically (Mach.), a thong of thin leather for uniting the ends of belts

  4. Lacingnoun

    a rope or line passing through eyelet holes in the edge of a sail or an awning to attach it to a yard, gaff, etc

  5. Lacingnoun

    a system of bracing bars, not crossing each other in the middle, connecting the channel bars of a compound strut


  1. Lacing

    Lacing is the act of adding one or more substances to another. Some street drugs are commonly laced with other chemicals for various reasons, but it is most commonly done so as to bulk up the original product or to sell other, cheaper drugs in the place of something more expensive. Individuals sometimes lace their own drugs with another substance, to combine or alter the physiological or psychoactive effects.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lacing

    lās′ing, n. a fastening with a lace or cord through eyelet-holes: a cord used in fastening: in bookbinding, the cords by which the boards of a book are fastened to the back: in shipbuilding, the knee of the head, or lace-piece, a piece of compass or knee timber secured to the back of the figure-head: in mining, lagging, or cross-pieces of timber or iron placed to prevent ore from falling into a passage.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lacing

    Rope or cord used to lace a sail to a gaff, or a bonnet to a sail. Also, one of the principal pieces that compose the knee of the head, running up as high as the top of the hair-bracket. Also, a piece of compass or knee timber, fayed to the back of the figure-head and the knee of the head, and bolted to each.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lacing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lacing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lacing in a Sentence

  1. Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly:

    They have seen these bricks that are marked with the Mexican cartel's logo. They're very proud of their product. I've been to the border. I've seen what's going on there. They're lacing fentanyl to give the impression that it's an Adderall or it's whatever pill that somebody thinks they're buying on the black market, when in fact, it's a fake pill, and it's laced with fentanyl, we're seeing that in our heroin. Marijuana is being laced with fentanyl to give the smoker a better high. They're really playing … Russian Roulette because they just don't know when they're going to get that fatal dose.

  2. Colonel Sean Ryan:

    ISIS fighters have been using suicide vests and car bombs to slow down the SDF offensive and hide from Coalition strikes in the area of Baghouz, they still hold civilians and are lacing the tunnels with IEDs (improvised explosive devices) as well.

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