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enlace

[en-leys]
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verb (used with object), en·laced, en·lac·ing.
  1. to interlace; intertwine: to enlace strands of rope.
  2. to bind or encircle with or as with a lace or cord: Vines enlaced the tree.
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Also inlace.

Origin of enlace

1325–75; Middle English enlacen < Old French enlacier. See en-1, lace
Related formsen·lace·ment, noun
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Related Words

intertwineknitfuseminglemixtwistplaitlinkbraidblendpleachdarnenlace

Examples from the Web for enlace

Historical Examples

  • "They enlace each other to the back of the garden," replies Pelleas.

    Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck

    Jethro Bithell


British Dictionary definitions for enlace

enlace

verb (tr)
  1. to bind or encircle with or as with laces
  2. to entangle; intertwine
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Derived Formsenlacement, noun
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Word Origin and History for enlace

v.

late 14c., from Old French enlacer, from Late Latin *inlaciare, from in- + *lacius, from Latin laqueus "noose" (see lace (n.)). Related: Enlaced; enlacing.

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