lace

Your grandmother's kitchen curtains might be made from lace, a delicate fabric with twists and loops forming patterns of holes.

Lace is often used for fancy dresses, special doilies and tablecloths, and decorative accents. You can also use the noun lace to describe the cord your tie your sneakers with, and the verb lace can mean twist or braid or intertwine: "The two friends lace their arms around each other and skip across the playground." Lace is surprisingly related to lasso, a loop of rope carried by a cowboy — both words are rooted in the Latin laqueus, "noose or snare."

Primary Meanings of lace

1.
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a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
draw through eyes or holes
2.
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a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
do lacework
3.
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add alcohol to (beverages)
Full Definitions of lace
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n 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
Types:
bootlace
a long lace for fastening boots
shoe lace, shoe string, shoelace, shoestring
a lace used for fastening shoes
Type of:
cord
a line made of twisted fibers or threads

v draw through eyes or holes

lace the shoelaces”
Synonyms:
lace up
Types:
relace
lace again
Type of:
bind, tie
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

v spin,wind, or twist together

Synonyms:
enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, twine
twine
make by twisting together or intertwining
Antonyms:
untwine
undo what has been twined together
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wind, wreathe
form into a wreath
wattle
interlace to form wattle
plash, pleach
interlace the shoots of
knot, ravel, tangle
tangle or complicate
splice
join by interweaving strands
piece
join during spinning
Type of:
distort, twine, twist
form into a spiral shape

v make by braiding or interlacing

lace a tablecloth”
Synonyms:
braid, plait
Type of:
tissue, weave
create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
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n a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

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Brussels lace
fine lace with a raised or applique design
filet
lace having a square mesh
macrame
a relatively coarse lace; made by weaving and knotting cords
bobbin lace, pillow lace
a handmade lace worked on a pillow with threads wound on bobbins; the pattern is marked out on the pillow by pins
needlepoint, point lace
lace worked with a needle in a buttonhole stitch on a paper pattern
Valenciennes, Valenciennes lace
a type of bobbin lace with floral patterns
Type of:
cloth, fabric, material, textile
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

v do lacework

“The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral”
Type of:
tissue, weave
create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
3

v add alcohol to (beverages)

Synonyms:
fortify, spike
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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