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 for Lace
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              His hat hung at his back down by a lace. --Chaucer.
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              For striving more, the more in laces strong
              Himself he tied.                      --Spenser.
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     2. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a
        net. [Obs.] --Fairfax.
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              Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     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.
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              Our English dames are much given to the wearing of
              costly laces.                         --Bacon.
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     4. Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage. [Old
        Slang] --Addison.
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     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 (Zool.), 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              When Jenny's stays are newly laced.   --Prior.
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     2. To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative
        material; as, cloth laced with silver. --Shak.
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     3. To beat; to lash; to make stripes on. [Colloq.]
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              I'll lace your coat for ye.           --L'Estrange.
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     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]
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     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.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lace \Lace\, v. i.
     To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lace
      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: lace, lacing]
      2: a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of
         symmetrical patterns
      v 1: spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons";
           "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts" [syn:
           intertwine, twine, entwine, enlace, interlace,
           lace] [ant: untwine]
      2: make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth" [syn:
         braid, lace, plait]
      3: do lacework; "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the
         cathedral"
      4: draw through eyes or holes; "lace the shoelaces" [syn:
         lace, lace up]
      5: add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!" [syn:
         spike, lace, fortify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  209 Moby Thesaurus words for "lace":
     Brussels point, Roman lace, Shetland lace, Venetian point,
     adulterate, arabesque, assail, assault, attack, band, bandage,
     basketry, basketwork, bastardize, baste, bastinado, beat, belabor,
     belt, bend, berate, bind, bind up, birch, brace, braid, buffet,
     bundle, cancellation, cane, castigate, chain, cinch, cloth, club,
     contaminate, cord, corrupt, cowhide, cross-hatching, crossing-out,
     cudgel, cut, debase, denaturalize, denature, dilute, do up, doctor,
     doctor up, drapery, drub, enlace, entwine, etoffe, fabric, fall on,
     fall upon, felt, filet lace, filigree, fillet, flagellate, flail,
     flog, fortify, fret, fretwork, fustigate, gird, girdle, girt,
     girth, give a whipping, give the stick, goods, grate, grating,
     grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hatching, horsewhip,
     interknit, interlace, interlacement, intertexture, intertie,
     intertissue, intertwine, intertwinement, intertwist, interweave,
     intort, knit, knout, lacery, lacework, lacing, lash, lattice,
     latticework, lay into, lay on, leash, light into, loom, loop, mat,
     material, mesh, meshes, meshwork, napery, needlepoint, net,
     netting, network, noose, openwork, pistol-whip, plait, pleach,
     plexure, plexus, point, pollute, pommel, pounce on, pounce upon,
     pummel, raddle, rag, rawhide, reticle, reticulation, reticule,
     reticulum, revile, riddle, rope, scold, scourge, screen, screening,
     set upon, shoelace, shoestring, sieve, silk, smite, spank, spike,
     splice, strap, strengthen, string, stripe, stuff, swaddle, swathe,
     swinge, switch, tamper with, tatting, textile, textile fabric,
     texture, thong, thrash, thread, thump, tie, tie up, tissu, tissue,
     tracery, trellis, trelliswork, trounce, truncheon, truss, twill,
     twine, twist, upbraid, wallop, water, water down, wattle, weave,
     weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft, whale, whip, whop, wicker,
     wickerwork, wire, woof, wool, wrap, wrap up, wreathe
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Lace
  
     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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