Lace piece
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}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

His hat hung at his back down by a lace. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

For striving more, the more in laces strong Himself he tied. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net. [Obs.] --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Our English dames are much given to the wearing of costly laces. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage. [Old Slang] --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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}.] 1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord, or band …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lace leather — 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}.] 1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lace lizard — 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}.] 1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lace paper — 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}.] 1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lace pillow — 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}.] 1. That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lace — • The two earliest known specimens of lace worked linen albs are that of St. Francis, preserved at St. Clare s convent, Assisi, and the alb of Pope Boniface VIII, now in the treasury of the Sistine Chapel Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Lace knitting — is a style of knitting characterized by stable holes in the fabric arranged with consideration of aesthetic value. Lace is sometimes considered the pinnacle of knitting, because of its complexity and because woven fabrics cannot easily be made to …   Wikipedia

  • lace — I UK [leɪs] / US noun Word forms lace : singular lace plural laces * 1) [uncountable] light delicate cloth with patterns of small holes in it pillows edged with lace a lace collar 2) a) [countable, usually plural] a thick piece of string used for …   English dictionary

  • lace — lace1 [ leıs ] noun * 1. ) uncount light delicate cloth with patterns of small holes in it: a lace collar pillows edged with lace 2. ) count usually plural a thick piece of string used for tying shoes or boots: SHOELACE: Your laces are undone. a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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