Definition of Ply

1. Noun. One of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination. "Four-ply yarn"

Generic synonyms: Strand



2. Verb. Give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance. "They ply the people the food"; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

3. Noun. (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood.
Generic synonyms: Bed, Layer
Language type: Combining Form

4. Verb. Apply oneself diligently. "Ply one's trade"
Generic synonyms: Do, Perform
Derivative terms: Plier, Plyer

5. Verb. Travel a route regularly. "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
Exact synonyms: Run
Generic synonyms: Jaunt, Travel, Trip
Related verbs: Black Market, Run
Derivative terms: Plier, Run

6. Verb. Join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding. "Ply fabric"
Generic synonyms: Bring Together, Join

7. Verb. Wield vigorously. "Ply an axe"
Generic synonyms: Handle, Manage, Wield

8. Verb. Use diligently. "Ply your wits!"
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize

Definition of Ply

1. v. t. To bend.

2. v. i. To bend; to yield.

3. n. A fold; a plait; a turn or twist, as of a cord.

Definition of Ply

1. Noun. A layer of material. (''two-ply toilet paper'') ¹

2. Noun. A strand that, twisted together with other strands, makes up yarn or rope. ¹

3. Noun. (colloquial) Plywood. ¹

4. Noun. (context: artificial intelligence game theory) In two-player sequential games, a "half-turn", or one move made by one of the players. ¹

5. Noun. (context: now chiefly Scotland) State, condition. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) to bend; to fold. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) to flex. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To work at diligently. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To use vigorously. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To travel over regularly. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To persist in offering. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ply

1. to supply with or offer repeatedly [v PLIED, PLYING, PLIES] : PLYINGLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Ply

1. 1. To bend. "As men may warm wax with handes plie." (Chaucer) 2. To lay on closely, or in folds; to work upon steadily, or with repeated acts; to press upon; to urge importunately; as, to ply one with questions, with solicitations, or with drink. "And plies him with redoubled strokes" (Dryden) "He plies the duke at morning and at night." (Shak) 3. To employ diligently; to use steadily. "Go ply thy needle; meddle not." (Shak) 4. To practice or perform with diligence; to work at. "Their bloody task, unwearied, still they ply." (Waller) Origin: OE. Plien, F. Plier to fold, to bend, fr. L. Plicare; akin to Gr, G. Flechten. Cf. Apply, Complex, Display, Duplicity, Employ, Exploit, Implicate, Plait, Pliant, Flax. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ply

plutos
plutus
pluvial
pluvials
pluviameter
pluviameters
pluviametrical
pluvian
pluvians
pluviograph
pluviographs
pluviometer
pluviometers
pluviometrical
pluvious
ply (current term)
plyboard
plycount
plycounts
plyer
plyers
plyg
plygain
plygains
plyght
plyghted
plyghting
plyghts
plygs
plying

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