Lace vs Toilette - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between lace and toilette
is that lace
is (uncountable) a light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread(w)
is (archaic) a dressing table, typically covered to the floor with cloth (originally, toile) and lace, on which stood a mirror, which might also be draped in lace.
As a verb lace
) to fasten (something) with laces.
(uncountable) A light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread.(w)
* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
* , title=The Mirror and the Lamp
- Our English dames are much given to the wearing of costly laces .
, passage=She was a fat, round little woman, richly apparelled in velvet and lace
, […]; and the way she laughed, cackling like a hen, the way she talked to the waiters and the maid, […]—all these unexpected phenomena impelled one to hysterical mirth, and made one class her with such immortally ludicrous types as Ally Sloper, the Widow Twankey, or Miss Moucher.}}
(countable) A cord or ribbon passed through eyelets in a shoe or garment, pulled tight and tied to fasten the shoe or garment firmly.(w)
A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.
* (Geoffrey Chaucer) (c.1343-1400)
- 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.
- Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace .
(slang, obsolete) Spirits added to coffee or another beverage.
** (for a shoe) shoelace
** (for a garment) tie
(label) To fasten (something) with laces.
* (Matthew Prior) (1664-1721)
(label) To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink).
(label) To interweave items. (lacing one's fingers together)
- When Jenny's stays are newly laced .
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing
each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet: or anon we shot into a clearing, with a colored glimpse of the lake and its curving shore far below us.}}
(label) To interweave the spokes of a bicycle wheel.
To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
* (w, Roger L'Estrange) (1616-1704)
To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material.
- I'll lace your coat for ye.
* lace into
* lace-up shoes / lace-ups
(archaic) A dressing table, typically covered to the floor with cloth (originally, toile) and lace, on which stood a mirror, which might also be draped in lace.