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Definition of Lace


  1. 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.
  2. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.
  3. 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.
  4. Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage.
  5. 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.
  6. To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material; as, cloth laced with silver.
  7. To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
  8. To add spirits to (a beverage).
  9. To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.
  10. To twine or draw as a lace; to interlace; to intertwine.

Lace Quotations

My style is definitely schizophrenic; it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I'll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I'll be moody and just wear black.
Amber Le Bon

It took 10 months for me to learn to tie a lace; I must have howled with rage and frustration. But one day I could tie my laces. That no one can take from you. I profoundly distrust the pedagogy of ease.
George Steiner

I used to think that music was like lace upon a garment, nice to have but not necessary. I have come to believe that music is absolutely essential to our community life.
George Eastman

I collect underwear from my travels. Lace, lingerie, bodysuits... they're like souvenirs.
Miranda Kerr

We are very luck to be women, so even if we're wearing trousers, I always wear them with some lace underwear or a very feminine bra - I like that.
Carine Roitfeld
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Lace Translations

lace in Dutch is kant
lace in French is dentelle, pointue
lace in Italian is punta, cordonare
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