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. [1913 Webster]

When Jenny's stays are newly laced. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material; as, cloth laced with silver. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To beat; to lash; to make stripes on. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

I'll lace your coat for ye. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

4. To add something to (a food or beverage) so as to impart flavor, pungency, or some special quality; as, to lace a punch with alcohol; to lace the Kool-Aid with LSD. [Old Slang] [1913 Webster +PJC]

5. To twine or draw as a lace; to interlace; to intertwine. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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 temple door. --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Laced — Laced, a. 1. Fastened with a lace or laces; decorated with narrow strips or braid. See {Lace}, v. t. [1913 Webster] 2. Decorated with the fabric lace. [1913 Webster] A shirt with laced ruffles. Fielding. [1913 Webster] {Laced mutton}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laced — laced; un·laced; strait·laced·ly; strait·laced·ness; …   English syllables

  • laced up — adj British a. (of a person) fully occupied, obligated, embroiled b. (of a thing) completed, accomplished, in the bag Both senses are variant forms of standard metaphorical meanings of tied up. c. repressed, inhibited. In this sense the phrase is …   Contemporary slang

  • laced — 1. adjective Tainted with something, especially a drug. I dont know what it was laced with, but he passed out a minute after drinking that first beer. 2. verb Especially of shoelaces, intertwined and neatly knotted. Are your shoes laced up yet? …   Wiktionary

  • laced — adjective 1. closed with a lace (Freq. 1) snugly laced shoes • Syn: ↑tied • Ant: ↑unlaced 2. edged or streaked with color white blossoms with purple laced petals …   Useful english dictionary

  • -laced — [lāst] adj. [in combination] contaminated with a substance (usually harmful or toxic) present in small amounts dioxin laced sludge | anthrax laced letters …   Useful english dictionary

  • laced — decorated decorated adj. having decorations. [Narrower terms: {beaded, beady, bejeweled, bejewelled, bespangled, gemmed, jeweled, jewelled, sequined, spangled, spangly}; {bedaubed}; {bespectacled, monocled, spectacled}; {braided}; {brocaded,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laced — adj 1. American intoxicated by drugs or drink. The term usually refers to a mild intoxication by, e.g., marihuana. ► It s OK to get laced at a party but not to get fried all on your own. 2. physically attractive. An item of youth slang heard in… …   Contemporary slang

  • laced — adjective see lace II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laced-up — adjective a) (of clothing, footwear etc.) Fastened with a lace. b) (of a film) Fixed in the sprockets of the projector …   Wiktionary

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