Complete Definition of "lace"

English

Etymology
Old French las > Vulgar Latin *laceum > Latin laqueus

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-lace.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪs|-eɪs

Noun
lace (countable and uncountable; plural laces)

  1. uncountable A light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread.
  2. countable A cord or ribbon passed through eyelets in a shoe or garment, pulled tight and tied to fasten the shoe or garment firmly.

Synonyms
(cord)
*(for a shoe): shoelace
*(for a garment): tie

Translations
trans-top|fabric
Croatian: Äipka f
Dutch: kant m
Finnish: pitsi
French: dentelle f
German: Spitze f
trans-mid
Hungarian: csipke
Ido: dentelo
Italian: pizzo m, merletto m
Polish: koronka f
Serbian: Ñипка f
Slovene: Äipka f
Spanish: encaje m
Swedish: spets
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trans-top|cord for fastening a shoe or garment
Chinese: zh-ts|é帶|é带 (xiédài) (for shoes)
Czech: tkaniÄka f (only for shoes)
Finnish: nauha; kengännauha (for shoes)
French: lacet m
German: Schnürband n italbrac|garment, Schnürsenkel m italbrac|shoes, Schuhband n italbrac|shoes
Ido: laco
Italian: laccio m
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Polish: sznurówka f, sznurowadÅo n (only for shoes)
Spanish: italbrac|shoelace cordón m, agujeta f italbrac|Mexican standard usage - Southeastern and Northwestern Mexico usage : cordón, cabete italbrac|Central Mexico|Puerto Rico|Southwestern Spain, cinta f italbrac|El Salvador|Guatemala|Honduras|Northern Mexico, pasador m italbrac|Peru, trenza f italbrac|Venezuela
Swedish: snodd n, snöre n, skosnöre n (only shoes)
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Verb
en-verb|lac|ing

  1. transitive To fasten (something) with laces.
  2. transitive To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink).
  3. transitive To interweave items. (lacing one's fingers together)
  4. transitive To interweave the spokes of a bicycle wheel

Translations
trans-top|fasten with laces
German: schnüren
trans-mid
Português enlaçar
Polish: sznurowaÄ
Swedish: snöra
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trans-top|add something harmful to
trans-mid
Swedish: spetsa
Português envenenar algo
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Derived terms
enlace
lace-up shoes, lace-ups
lacy


Esperanto

Adverb
eo-adv

  1. wearily

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fa:lace
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