HyperDic: ply

English > 8 senses of the word ply:
VERBconsumptionply, provide, supply, catergive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
socialplyapply oneself diligently
motionply, runtravel a route regularly
contactplyjoin together as by twisting, weaving, or molding
contactplywield vigorously
consumptionplyuse diligently
NOUNartifactplyone of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread
artifactply(usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
ply > pronunciation
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English > ply: 8 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningOne of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination.
Examples
  • "three-ply cord"
  • "four-ply yarn"
BroaderstrandLine consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable
English > ply: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaning(usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood.
Broaderlayer, bedSingle thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
Usage ofcombining formA bound form used only in compounds
English > ply: 8 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymsprovide, supply, cater
NarroweraccommodateProvide with something desired or needed
boardProvide food and lodging (for)
caterSupply food ready to eat
drenchForce to drink
feed, giveGive food to
feedServe as food for
feedProvide as food
fit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfilsatisfy a condition or restriction
fix upFind (something or someone) for
gratify, pander, indulgeYield (to)
gutterProvide with gutters
horseProvide with a horse or horses
nourish, nurture, sustainProvide with nourishment
pander, pimp, procureArrange for sexual partners for others
powerSupply the force or power for the functioning of
regale, treatProvide with choice or abundant food or drink
serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dishProvide (usually but not necessarily food)
serve, helpHelp to some food
showerProvide abundantly with
staffProvide with staff
underlayProvide with a base, support, lining, or backing
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishabastecer, aportar, aprovisionar, cateraje, dotar, facilitar, ministrar, proporcionar, proveer, suministrar, surtir
Catalanaportar, dotar, facilitar, proporcionar, subministrar
English > ply: 8 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningapply oneself diligently.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Ply one's trade"
Broaderdo, performGet (something) done
Spanishejercer
Catalanexercir
Nounsplier, plyersomeone who plies a trade
English > ply: 8 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningTravel a route regularly.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Ships ply the waters near the coast"
Synonymrun
Broadertravel, trip, jauntmake a trip for pleasure
Similar torun, black marketDeal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
Nounspliersomeone who plies a trade
English > ply: 8 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningjoin together as by twisting, weaving, or molding.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"ply fabric"
BroaderjoinCause to become joined / joined or linked
English > ply: 8 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningwield vigorously.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"ply an axe"
Broaderwield, handle, manageHandle effectively
Spanishasir, menear
English > ply: 8 senses > verb 6, consumption
MeaningUse diligently.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"ply your wits!"
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Spanishutilizar

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