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 cord or ribbon used to draw and tie together two opposite edges, as of a shoe.
- A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern. Also called lacework.
- Gold or silver braid ornamenting an officer's uniform.
- To thread a cord through the eyelets or around the hooks of.
- To draw together and tie the laces of.
- To restrain or constrict by tightening laces, especially of a corset.
- To pull or pass through; intertwine: lace garlands through a trellis.
- To trim or decorate with or as if with lace.
- To add a touch of flavor to: "today's chefs love to lace their goods with lively, pronounced flavors” ( David Rosengarten).
- To add a substance, especially an intoxicant or narcotic, to: laced the eggnog with rum and brandy.
- To add or intersperse with something in order to produce a certain effect: "Quacks now lace their pitch with scientific terms that may sound authentic to the uninformed” ( Jane E. Brody).
- To streak with color.
- To give a beating to; thrash: laced his opponent in the second round.
- To be fastened or tied with laces or a lace.
- lace into Informal To attack; assail: laced into me for arriving so late.