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ply

noun (n)

  • one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    Three-ply cord.
    Four-ply yarn.
    source: wordnet30
  • (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • A fold; a plait; a turn or twist, as of a cord. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: cater, provide, supply
    source: wordnet30
  • apply oneself diligently (verb.social)
    Example:
    Ply one's trade.
    source: wordnet30
  • travel a route regularly (verb.motion)
    Synonym: run
    Example:
    Ships ply the waters near the coast.
    source: wordnet30
  • join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Ply fabric.
    source: wordnet30
  • wield vigorously (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Ply an axe.
    source: wordnet30
  • use diligently (verb.consumption)
    Example:
    Ply your wits!.
    source: wordnet30
  • To bend. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To bend; to yield. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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