LACE, noun [Latin 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, verb transitive
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.