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noun (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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kant
  • French: lacet
  • German: Schní¼rband (italbrac, garment), Schní¼rsenkel (italbrac, shoes), Schuhband (italbrac, shoes)
  • Italian: laccio
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: (italbrac, shoelace) cordón , agujeta (italbrac, Mexican standard usage - Southeastern and Northwestern Mexico usage : cordón), cabete (italbrac, Central Mexico, Puerto Rico, Southwestern Spain), cinta (italbrac, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Northern Mexico), pasador (italbrac, Peru), trenza (italbrac, Venezuela)
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: 
  • German: schní¼ren
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: Old French las > Vulgar Latin
  • laceum > Latin laqueus



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