noun (countable and uncountable; plural laces)
- (uncountable) A light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread.
- (countable) A cord or ribbon passed through eyelets in a shoe or garment, pulled tight and tied to fasten the shoe or garment firmly.
verb (lac, ing)
- Dutch: kant
- French: lacet
- German: Schní¼rband (italbrac, garment), Schní¼rsenkel (italbrac, shoes), Schuhband (italbrac, shoes)
- Italian: laccio
- 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)
- (transitive) To fasten (something) with laces.
- (transitive) To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink).
- (transitive) To interweave items. (lacing one's fingers together)
- (transitive) To interweave the spokes of a bicycle wheel
Etymology: Old French las > Vulgar Latin
- German: schní¼ren
- laceum > Latin laqueus
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