Origin of ply1
OTHER WORDS FROM plyply·ing·ly, adverb
Other definitions for ply (2 of 2)
Origin of ply2
How to use ply in a sentence
That’s why long freight trains, such as the ones that ply across the North American continent, are ideal.Vibrations from trains could help seismologists peer underground|Rahul Rao|February 1, 2021|Popular-Science
These bags are single-ply which means stains and smells are easily removed because can’t get trapped in between layers of fabric.
The two men ply their trades in different fields and on different continents and are separated by at least 100 pounds.
The way it all moved looked all futuristic as the lead sprang to 21-7 across the first 21 minutes, at least until Notre Dame plied its general excellence and particular adjustments to tame the show from there.Alabama advances to the national title game with an artful offensive performance|Chuck Culpepper, Des Bieler|January 2, 2021|Washington Post
Add in old-growth forests, rolling hills, and the odd wolf pack and you have a great hike, no matter which sections you choose to ply.
A lot of patients are fed up with being plied with pharmaceuticals and are turning to alternative practitioners.
We walked through shady villages where children plied us for pens before running after us, giggling and curious.
And more so because I plied the same trade as Llewyn Davis for a while.Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru|Andrew Romano|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In other words, I still plied my trade but now I worried about things.
She bathed Madame Ratignolle's face with cologne, while Robert plied the fan with unnecessary vigor.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
They quickly “got into step,” as Amy called it, and their paddles literally plied the lake as one.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
The comfortable yet humble apartments of the engraver were over the shop where he plied his daily toil.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The boatmen sang in deep and almost tragic voices as they plied the enormous oars.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The new-comers gathered around the caribou and plied the successful hunters with questions.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for ply (1 of 2)
Word Origin for ply
British Dictionary definitions for ply (2 of 2)
- a layer, fold, or thickness, as of cloth, wood, yarn, etc
- (in combination)four-ply