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Ply meaning

ply - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
  2. 2. provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; " The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
  3. 3. To bend.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To employ diligently; to use steadily.
  6. 6. To practice or perform with diligence; to work at.
  7. 7. To bend; to yield.
  8. 8. To act, go, or work diligently and steadily; especially, to do something by repeated actions; to go back and forth; as, a steamer plies between certain ports.
  9. 9. To work to windward; to beat.
  10. 10. A fold; a plait; a turn or twist, as of a cord.
  11. 11. Bent; turn; direction; bias.
  12. 12. A fold.
  13. 13. To make regular trips between two places.
  14. 14. To work at steadily; urge.

ply - examples of usage

  1. With sparkling surface- eyes we ply the ball: It is in truth a most contagious game; Hiding the Skeleton shall be its name.
  2. Let him come at his will, and goe as free; Let us ply Clermont, our whole charge is hee.
  3. " Tell your people to take to their paddles and ply them well," said the guide, in a louder tone than had hitherto been used.
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