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Is lace a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lace is a Scrabble US word. The word lace is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

L1A1C3E1

Is lace a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word lace is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

L1A1C3E1

Is lace a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word lace is a Words With Friends word. The word lace is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

L2A1C4E1

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Valid words made from Lace

You can make 14 words from 'lace' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'lace'

ALEC 6LACE 6

3 letters words from 'lace'

ACE 5ALE 3
CAL 5CEL 5
LAC 5LEA 3

2 letters words from 'lace'

AE 2AL 2
EA 2EL 2
LA 2 

All 4 letters words made out of lace

lace alce lcae clae acle cale laec alec leac elac aelc ealc lcea clea leca elca cela ecla acel cael aecl eacl ceal ecal

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lace. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lace.

Definitions and meaning of lace

lace

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /leɪs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪs

Etymology 1

From Middle English lace, laace, las, from Old French las, from Vulgar Latin *laceum, based on Latin laqueus. Doublet of lasso.

Noun

lace (countable and uncountable, plural laces)

  1. (uncountable) A light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread. Wp
    • c. 1620, Francis Bacon, letter of advice to Sir George Villiers
      Our English dames are much given to the wearing of very fine and costly laces.
    • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  2. (countable) A cord or ribbon passed through eyelets in a shoe or garment, pulled tight and tied to fasten the shoe or garment firmly. Wp
  3. A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.
    • Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his las.
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  4. (slang, obsolete) Spirits added to coffee or another beverage.
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Synonyms
  • (cord):
    • (for a shoe): shoelace
    • (for a garment): tie
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English lacen, lasen, from Old French lacer, lacier, lasser, lachier, from the noun (see above).

Verb

lace (third-person singular simple present laces, present participle lacing, simple past and past participle laced)

  1. (ergative) To fasten (something) with laces.
    • 1718, Matthew Prior, Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind
      When Jenny's stays are newly laced.
  2. (transitive) To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink).
  3. (transitive) To interweave items.
    • The Gond [] picked up a trail of the Karela, the vine that bears the bitter wild gourd, and laced it to and fro across the temple door.
    to lace one's fingers together
  4. (transitive) To interweave the spokes of a bicycle wheel.
  5. (transitive) To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
    • 1692, Roger L'Estrange, Fables of Æsop and Other Eminent Mythologists
      I'll Lace your Coat for ye.
  6. (transitive) To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material.
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Translations
Derived terms

Anagrams

  • ALEC, Acle, Alec, alec, cale

Esperanto

Adverb

lace

  1. wearily

Related terms

  • laca

French

Verb

lace

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lacer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of lacer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of lacer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of lacer
  5. second-person singular imperative of lacer

Anagrams

  • cale, calé
  • cela

Latin

Verb

lace

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of laciō

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈla.t͡sɛ/

Noun

lace f

  1. dative/locative singular of laka

Portuguese

Verb

lace

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of laçar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of laçar
  3. first-person singular imperative of laçar
  4. third-person singular imperative of laçar

Spanish

Verb

lace

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of lazar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of lazar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of lazar.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to draw together two edges with a cord.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)