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.
A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.
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.
Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage.
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.
To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material; as, cloth laced with silver.
To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
To add spirits to (a beverage).
To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.
To twine or draw as a lace; to interlace; to intertwine.
I think I've still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I'm not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations! Helena Bonham Carter