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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lace  \Lace\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Laced}  ([=a]st);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Lacing}.] 
  1.  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.  --Shak. 
  When  Jenny's  stays  are  newly  laced.  --Prior. 
  2.  To  adorn  with  narrow  strips  or  braids  of  some  decorative 
  material;  as  cloth  laced  with  silver.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  beat  to  lash;  to  make  stripes  on  [Colloq.] 
  I'll  lace  your  coat  for  ye  --L'Estrange. 
  4.  To  add  spirits  to  (a  beverage).  [Old  Slang] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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, 
  His  hat  hung  at  his  back  down  by  a  lace.  --Chaucer. 
  For  striving  more  the  more  in  laces  strong  Himself 
  he  tied.  --Spenser. 
  2.  A  snare  or  gin,  especially  one  made  of  interwoven  cords;  a 
  net.  [Obs.]  --Fairfax. 
  Vulcanus  had  caught  thee  [Venus]  in  his  lace. 
  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. 
  Our  English  dames  are  much  given  to  the  wearing  of 
  costlylaces  --Bacon. 
  4.  Spirits  added  to  coffee  or  some  other  beverage.  [Old 
  Slang]  --Addison. 
  {Alencon  lace},  a  kind  of  point  lace,  entirely  of  needlework, 
  first  made  at  Alencon  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  piece}  (Shipbuilding),  the  main  piece  of  timber  which 
  supports  the  beak  or  head  projecting  beyond  the  stem  of  a 
  {Lace  pillow},  &  {Pillow  lace}.  See  under  {Pillow}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lace  \Lace\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  fastened  with  a  lace,  or  laces;  as  these  boots  lace. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lace  \Lace\,  v.  t. 
  To  twine  or  draw  as  a  lace;  to  interlace;  to  intertwine. 
  The  Gond  .  .  .  picked  up  a  trail  of  the  Karela,  the 
  vine  that  bears  the  bitter  wild  gourd,  and  laced  it  to 
  and  fro  across  the  temble  door.  --Kipling. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  cord  that  is  drawn  through  eyelets  or  around  hooks  in 
  order  to  draw  together  two  edges  (as  of  a  shoe  or 
  garment)  [syn:  {lacing}] 
  2:  a  delicate  decorative  fabric  woven  in  an  open  web  of 
  symmetrical  patterns 
  v  1:  twine  or  twist  together;  "intertwine  the  threads"  [syn:  {intertwine}, 
  {twine},  {entwine},  {enlace},  {interlace}]  [ant:  {untwine}] 
  2:  make  by  braiding  [syn:  {braid},  {plait}] 
  3:  do  lacework 
  4:  draw  through  eyes  or  holes;  "lace  the  shoelaces"  [syn:  {lace 
  5:  add  alcohol  beverages  [syn:  {spike},  {fortify}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  Language  for  Assembling  Classes  in  Eiffel.  Specifies  how  to 
  assemble  an  Eiffel  system  :  in  which  directories  to  find  the 
  clusters,  which  class  to  use  as  the  root,  permits  class 
  renaming  to  avoid  name  clashes.  "Eiffel:  The  Language", 
  Bertrand  Meyer,  P-H  1992. 

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