Crossword clues for lace
- Mennonite decoration
- Add kick to
- Prepare to play, with "up"
- Open fabric
- Tablecloth material
- Bodice fastener
- Valentine decoration
- Skate part
- Add a kick to
- Wedding dress material
- Restaurant order
- Spike, as the punch
- Feature of many a bodice
- Negligee material
- Collar material
- Spike, as punch
- Fabric that doesn't block much light
- Wedding gown material
- Veil material
- Tie (up)
- Add punch to, as the punch
- "Arsenic and Old ___"
- A cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
- A delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
- Doily material
- Chantilly ___
- Teddy material
- Wedding finery
- Valenciennes, e.g.
- AlenГ§on product
- Some needlework
- Rip (into)
- Some froufrou
- Irish export
- Make more potent
- Strengthen, in a way
- Tie up
- Game with goalies
- Scarf material
- Frilly material
- Feature of many a wedding dress
- Queen Anne's ___
- Delicate fabric
- Chantilly product
- Some frills
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lace \Lace\ (l[=a]s), n. [OE. las, OF. laz, F. lacs, dim. lacet, fr. L. laqueus noose, snare; prob. akin to lacere to entice. Cf. Delight, Elicit, Lasso, Latchet.]
That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord, or band, usually one passing through eyelet or other holes, and used in drawing and holding together parts of a garment, of a shoe, of a machine belt, etc.
His hat hung at his back down by a lace.
For striving more, the more in laces strong Himself he tied.
A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net. [Obs.]
Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace.
A fabric of fine threads of linen, silk, cotton, etc., often ornamented with figures; a delicate tissue of thread, much worn as an ornament of dress.
Our English dames are much given to the wearing of costly laces.
Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage. [Old Slang]
Alen[,c]on lace, a kind of point lace, entirely of needlework, first made at Alen[,c]on in France, in the 17th century. It is very durable and of great beauty and cost.
Bone lace, Brussels lace, etc. See under Bone, Brussels, etc.
Gold lace, or Silver lace, lace having warp threads of silk, or silk and cotton, and a weft of silk threads covered with gold (or silver), or with gilt.
Lace leather, thin, oil-tanned leather suitable for cutting into lacings for machine belts.
Lace lizard (Zo["o]l.), a large, aquatic, Australian lizard ( Hydrosaurus giganteus), allied to the monitors.
Lace paper, paper with an openwork design in imitation of lace.
Lace piece (Shipbuilding), the main piece of timber which supports the beak or head projecting beyond the stem of a ship.
Lace pillow, and Pillow lace. See under Pillow.
Lace \Lace\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Laced ([=a]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Lacing.]
To fasten with a lace; to draw together with a lace passed through eyelet holes; to unite with a lace or laces, or, figuratively. with anything resembling laces.
When Jenny's stays are newly laced.
To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material; as, cloth laced with silver.
To beat; to lash; to make stripes on. [Colloq.]
I'll lace your coat for ye.
To add something to (a food or beverage) so as to impart flavor, pungency, or some special quality; as, to lace a punch with alcohol; to lace the Kool-Aid with LSD. [Old Slang]
To twine or draw as a lace; to interlace; to intertwine.
The Gond . . . picked up a trail of the Karela, the vine that bears the bitter wild gourd, and laced it to and fro across the temple door.
Lace \Lace\, v. i. To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 13c., laz, "cord made of braided or interwoven strands of silk, etc.," from Old French laz "a net, noose, string, cord, snare" (Modern French lacs), from Vulgar Latin *lacium, from Latin laqueum (nominative laqueus) "noose, snare" (source also of Italian laccio, Spanish lazo), a trapping and hunting term, probably from Italic base *laq- "to ensnare" (compare Latin lacere "to entice"). Later also "net, noose, snare" (c.1300); and "piece of cord used to draw together the edges of slits or openings in an article of clothing" (late 14c., as in shoelace). The "ornamental net pattern" meaning is first recorded 1550s. As an adjective, lace-curtain "middle class" (or lower-class with middle-class pretensions), usually is used in reference to Irish-Americans, is attested by 1928.
c.1200, "fasten (clothing, etc.) with laces and ties," from Old French lacier, from laz (see lace (n.)). Also "tighten (a garment) by pulling its laces" (early 14c.). To lace coffee, etc., with a dash of liquor (1670s) originally was used of sugar, and comes via the notion of "to ornament or trim." Related: Laced; lacing. Laced mutton was "an old word for a whore" [Johnson].
n. (context uncountable English) A light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread.(w Lace W) vb. 1 (label en transitive) To fasten (something) with laces. 2 (label en transitive) To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink). 3 (label en transitive) To interweave items.
n. a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment) [syn: lacing]
a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
do lacework; "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
draw through eyes or holes; "lace the shoelaces" [syn: lace up]
Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver threads were used. Now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Manufactured lace may be made of synthetic fiber. A few modern artists make lace with a fine copper or silver wire instead of thread.
Lace is a lightweight fabric patterned with open holes.
Lace may refer to:
- Shoelace, a thin cord fitted to shoes to keep the shoes in place
- Lacing, the act of connecting a set of points in a criss cross pattern of lines. Common usage: the lacing of shoe strings.
Lace is an American television two-part miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by author Shirley Conran. The series aired on ABC on February 26–27, 1984. The plot concerns the search by sex symbol Lili ( Phoebe Cates) for her natural mother, who surrendered her for adoption as a newborn. Lace was one of the highest-rated television movies of the 1983–84 television season.
Lili's line "Incidentally, which one of you bitches is my mother?", addressed to her three maternal candidates — Pagan Trelawney ( Brooke Adams), Judy Hale ( Bess Armstrong) and Maxine Pascal ( Arielle Dombasle) — was named the best line in television history by TV Guide in its 1993 issue celebrating 40 years of television.
Lace was a Canadian country music group who formed in 1998 with the backing of music producer David Foster. Active between 1998 and 2001, the band charted four singles on national country music charts, in addition to releasing a self-titled studio album on 143 Records (in association with Warner Bros. Records Nashville).
Lace is the studio album by Canadian country music group Lace. The album was released on October 5, 1999 on 143 Records.
Lace'' (Russian:Kruzheva'') is a 1928 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Yutkevich and starring Nina Shaternikova, Konstantin Gradopolov and Boris Tenin.
Usage examples of "lace".
The troops of ladies were off to bereave themselves of their fashionable imitation old lace adornment, which denounced them in some sort abettors and associates of the sanguinary loathed wretch, Mrs.
So Cap had a theory to explain the strange sequences the Judy Lab had revealed: chimpanzee, human, and hybrid all in the same animal, laced with sequences from the adenovirus that did most of the splicing.
There came to their great aeronautic parks at Chinsi-fu and Tsingyen by the mono-rails that now laced the whole surface of China a limitless supply of skilled and able workmen, workmen far above the average European in industrial efficiency.
Clodius Afer in amazement, his fingers hesitating in the midst of releasing the laces that held the shoulder straps to the front of his mail shirt.
Although he was dressed richly in red velvet laced with gold, he struck Alec at once as someone of much less importance than the others.
Goth crowd sheathed their androgynous bodies mostly in black leather and velvet, with frilly white and black lace on several of the women.
And she looked up at him, her fingers lacing into the thick black hair she loved to touch, her aquamarine eyes shimmering over him with wondering satisfaction while he slowly lowered her down on to the pillows.
An argumentum ad logic am a brilliant caricature, plausible-sounding and laced with shards of the truth.
I did not like any of the lace, so the girl said that she would bring me some more to choose from the next day, and as I raised my eyes I was astonished to see that she had the face of the young man who was always in my thoughts.
The tangled lace of Flow drifted undisturbed, and no aureate Shells larger than those of rats shimmered in the shadows.
Its rear exuded puffs of white, and the craft began to drop more rapidly, more confidently, toward the world below, a world of all adamantine blue-white, a great azurite globe laced with a delicate matrix of cloud.
She wore a new lace blouse, an expensive wrapper, coral beads round her neck, and copper bangles round her wrists.
We saw her in fantastic dresses of silk and lace, edged with turquoise filigree, white gowns, and yellow hats, waving a fan of blue feathers, with expensive bangles of silver and gold weighing her arms, and necklaces of pearl and jade round her neck.
She looked very cute, Bingo thought, in that little black dress with the white lace collar and the big black hat.
The Biter heeled on the new slant, and the breeze struck colder from the larboard beam, laced with lumps of spray.