Translation of lace in Spanish:


encaje, n.

Pronunciation /leɪs//leɪs/


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    • 1.1(fabric)

      encaje masculine
      (as border) puntilla feminine
      (handkerchief/curtains) (before noun) de encaje
      • The white silk and lace skirt hung low, leaving her midsection bare, and was flared slightly from the hips.
      • I suspect some of the lace on sale is manufactured by Chinese peasants copying Burano-Venetian lace patterns.
      • This outfit may be completed by a hat of lace or other fine cloth.
      • Croft looked around, taking in the bright, sand-coloured walls, the cream drapes, the fine lace curtains about the windows.
      • Some varieties have leaves reminiscent of lace or needlepoint.
      • She went for the white one which featured lace and silk, but had no veil.
      • The young actor held a large white handkerchief trimmed with lace over his nose and mouth.
      • Here's what you get when you mix luxurious silk with a lace trim and fine ribbon lacing.
      • The back had a beautiful train of both lace and silk, which trailed four feet behind her when she walked.
      • While males worked as tailors of men's clothing, female slaves and freedwomen sewed dresses and made lace in the households and dressmaking establishments of the period.
      • She had dressed in a simple dark-blue dress with a white satin belt and lace collar.
      • Inside, the decor is New England simplicity: perfectly laundered white cotton curtains edged in lace, pine furniture and iron bedsteads.
      • Some of these packets were made of lace, others of cotton.
      • The shapes are a lot more feminine, the fabrics - taffeta, silk and lace - are a lot more feminine, and there are more textures involved.
      • On their wedding day, Elaine would wear white silk with lace.
      • Upon her bed was a gown of light blue silk trimmed with white lace and satin bows running from the neck to the waist.
      • Italy's handcrafted products include fine laces, linens, glass, pottery, carved marble, leather, and gold and silver work.
      • Maybe it was her exhaustion settling in, but the thick layers of silk and lace were as comforting as a pile of blankets fresh out of the dryer.
      • If you prefer something more feminine, create fabric corsages with a strip of thin material such as lace or silk.
      • Her jeans and black shirt were replaced by a dress of blue velvet, cream silk and white lace.

    • 1.2Military
      (on uniform)

      galón masculine
      • The dress was full of lace and ribbons and was satiny.
      • Today, she had chosen a modest blue dress with tiny bits of lace at the bodice, sleeves, and hem.
      • The flashing gold epaulettes and gold lace on his 18th century naval uniform have been made by Wyedean Weaving.
      • She was a tall woman, dressed in a bright purple dress with lace, a dark blue shawl thrown about her shoulders and a black hat on her bright red hair.
      • I had worn a little blue velvet jacket with gold lace and now I clutched it possessively.
      • Her thick dark hair is pulled back and straightened, and she wears a long sea-foam green dress covered in ivory lace.
      • There was gold lace down the seams on the sides of the arms showing skin.
      • Cindy had the decency to get dressed, at least, although she was dressed in a ridiculously glamorous dress with lace and frills.
      • It had simple, white lace along the collar and at the ends of the elbow length sleeves.
      • She wore a white dress edged with lace and puffed sleeves, white shoes on her feet.
      • She sat before the organ wearing a simple black dress, no lace, no detail.
      • She was indeed a vision in powder blue silk, the bodice of the dress enhanced with lace and even more pearls.
      • The dress was tight at the waist and the bodice was decorated with black lace from the waistline up to the low neckline.
      • Henceforth Bentham always wore his green coat with scarlet lapels, scarlet waistcoat with gold lace, and white breeches.
      • Gold lace became confined to flag officers in both dress and undress uniforms; captains wore it only in full dress.

  • 2shoelace

    • 2.1

      cordón (de zapato) masculine
      agujeta feminine Mexico
      pasador masculine Peru
      your laces are undone tienes los pasadores desamarrados Peru

    • 2.2(cord)

      cordón masculine

transitive verb

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    • 1.1

      (boots/shoes) acordonar
      (boots/shoes) ponerles los cordones a
      (shoes/boots) ponerles las agujetas a Mexico
      (shoes/boots) ponerles los pasadores a Peru
      • The comparison is ridiculous, and at the moment he couldn't lace Hall's boots.
      • I gave him a look from where I sat on the bed, lacing my sneakers.
      • He was just finishing lacing his boots when Luken awoke.
      • As she finished lacing the tall boots and fastening the large belt buckle, she felt strangely different, unfamiliar even to herself.
      • He zipped his black duffel bag and laced his boots.
      • The way shoes are laced can prevent specific problems.
      • Instead, I laced my running shoes and slipped some shorts over a pair of leggings.
      • Soldiers laced their boots in any way they liked.
      • He straightened, and I knelt down and placed his foot in the shoe and laced it up, and did the same to the other.
      • ‘That was around the time we first met too,’ he said as he finished lacing his skates, slowly standing up.
      • I situated myself down on the arm of the couch, now fully dressed as I laced my sneakers up.
      • He didn't respond, and she looked over to see him lacing his boots.
      • One afternoon as I woke up from a nap, I looked at the watch, laced my shoes in a hurry and ran to the bus-stop.
      • She laced her tennis shoes, all the while glaring at Roger.
      • He rose with a groan the next morning and pulled his clothes back on, lacing his shoes with some difficulty.
      • I laced my skates and stepped forth with ankles wobbling and feet that felt bound.
      • Entering, she found her brother in the parlor lacing his shoes.
      • She quickly finished lacing her shoes and looked outside and saw the town as it normally was at dawn.
      • Do you lace your boots all the way to the top loop?
      • Marshall was lacing his shoes when his brother came in and jumped onto the end of his bed.

    • 1.2(thread)

      lace the cord through the holes pase el cordón por los agujeros
      • When finished with the length you want, take the strands off the bobbins and lace them through the holes in the edge of the pouch, two strands per side.
      • You could take black satin ribbon and lace it through the big stitches for extra effect.
      • She tied her pocket closed with jute twine by lacing it through holes she punched in the corners.
      • You want to make this long enough so that you don't run out of thread before you are done lacing it through the body twice.
      • Pull hard on the laces when you lace them through the holes.
      • Running decklines through the loops of these device requires the kayak operator to unlash the decklines and lace them through the loops, then re-lash the lines.
      • Make a twisted cord or use a ribbon, and lace it through the eyelets.

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    • 2.1(fortify, spice)

      to lace sth with sth
      • he laced my drink with vodka me echó un chorro de vodka en la bebida
      • the dessert was laced with liqueur el postre estaba rociado de licor
      • a story laced with wit and irony una historia con una buena dosis de chispa e ironía
      • He described how he drugged Jaruwan in her room by serving her a drink laced with a sedative.
      • Marcey's usual strong voice was laced with uneasiness.
      • ‘Shoot the kid,’ he commanded, though his voice was laced slightly with fear.
      • ‘Or he may still be asleep,’ Kevin replied, a hint of annoyance and irritation lacing his voice.
      • This pasta dish is laced with vibrant colour and wonderful flavour.
      • Their streets were grimy and gritty, awash in alcohol and laced with drugs.
      • At least 137 people have died in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi after drinking an alcoholic brew laced with methanol.
      • The 33-year-old woman drank the Valkanov vodka - laced with methanol - which was probably brewed in a home-made still.
      • It may arise where the accused is drugged by others or his drink is laced with alcohol.
      • Tabu does full justice to the spirit of Lady Macbeth; scheming, greedy, manipulative, yet not stonehearted enough to drink wine laced with blood.
      • Noah had calmed down after a couple of drinks, mainly coffee laced with alcohol.
      • When I was ill, our butler caught Charles lacing my tea with some sort of substance.
      • Since when has a harmless serving of milk been laced with alcohol?
      • Yes, we have all tried the good old brandy, laced with honey to cure the common cold and sore throat, but this was a new discovery for me.
      • Her voice was laced with as much bitter anger as she dared use.
      • The thread of disbelief in his voice was laced with a subtle smear of sympathy.
      • Many more women, and gay men, find their drinks laced with a whole host of other illegal and prescription drugs or alcohol.
      • The tea is laced with lotus seeds and 2 red dates.
      • His voice was laced with danger and intent to hurt.
      • His voice was laced with desperation as he blacked out, his arm dropping.

    • 2.2(mark, streak)

      to be laced with sth estar surcado de algo

intransitive verb

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    amarrarse River Plate Latin America