lacing

[ ley-sing ]
/ ˈleɪ sɪŋ /
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noun

Origin of lacing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at lace, -ing1

Definition for lacing (2 of 2)

lace

[ leys ]
/ leɪs /

noun

verb (used with object), laced, lac·ing.

verb (used without object), laced, lac·ing.

to be fastened with a lace: These shoes lace up the side.
to attack physically or verbally (often followed by into): The teacher laced into his students.

Origin of lace

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English las < Old French laz, lasLatin laqueus noose; (v.) Middle English lasen < Middle French lacier, lasser, lachier (French lacer) ≪ Latin laqueāre to enclose in a noose, trap
Related formslace·like, adjectivelac·er, nounre·lace, verb, re·laced, re·lac·ing.well-laced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lacing (1 of 2)

lacing

/ (ˈleɪsɪŋ) /

noun

mainly British a course of bricks, stone, etc, for strengthening a rubble or flint wall
another word for lace (def. 2), lace (def. 3)
informal a severe beating (esp in the phrase give someone a lacing)

British Dictionary definitions for lacing (2 of 2)

lace

/ (leɪs) /

noun

verb

See also lace into, lace up
Derived Formslacelike, adjectivelacer, noun

Word Origin for lace

C13 las, from Old French laz, from Latin laqueus noose
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