LACE, n. [L. laqueus.]1. A work composed of threads interwoven into a net, and worked on a pillow with spindles or pins. Fine laces are manufactured in France, Italy and England.2. A string; a cord.3. A snare; a gin.4. A plaited string with which females fasten their clothes.Doll ne'er was called to cut her lace.
LACE, v.t.1. To fasten with a string through eyelet holes.When Jenny's stays are newly laced -2. To adorn with lace; as cloth laced with silver.3. To embellish with variegations or stripes.Look, love, what envious streaks.Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east.4. To beat; to lash; [probably to make stripes on.]I'll lace your coat for ye.