Definition of PLIES

noun : PLIES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination; "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood ;

verb : PLIES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests" ;

  • 2. (

    ) apply oneself diligently; "Ply one's trade" ;

  • 3. (

    ) travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast" ;

  • 4. (

    ) join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding; "ply fabric" ;

  • 5. (

    ) wield vigorously; "ply an axe" ;

  • 6. (

    ) use diligently; "ply your wits!" ;


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