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English noun: lace

1. lace (artifact) a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)


Broader (hypernym)cord

Narrower (hyponym)bootlace, shoe lace, shoe string, shoelace, shoestring

Part meronymshoe

2. lace (artifact) a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

Narrower (hyponym)bobbin lace, Brussels lace, filet, macrame, needlepoint, pillow lace, point lace

English verb: lace

1. lace (contact) spin,wind, or twist together

SamplesIntertwine the ribbons.
Twine the threads into a rope.
Intertwined hearts.

Synonymsenlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, twine

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)distort, twine, twist

Narrower (hyponym)knot, plash, pleach, ravel, splice, tangle, wattle, wind, wreathe

Verb grouptwine


2. lace (creation) make by braiding or interlacing

SamplesLace a tablecloth.

Synonymsbraid, plait

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)tissue, weave

Domain categoryhandicraft

3. lace (creation) do lacework

SamplesThe Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral.

ExamplesThey lace the cape

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)tissue, weave

Domain categoryhandicraft

4. lace (contact) draw through eyes or holes

SamplesLace the shoelaces.

Synonymslace up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bind, tie

Narrower (hyponym)relace

Entailfasten, fix, secure

5. lace (change) add alcohol to (beverages)

SamplesThe punch is spiked!.

Synonymsfortify, spike

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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