Associations to the word «Ply»


PLY, noun. A layer of material.
PLY, noun. A strand that, twisted together with other strands, makes up yarn or rope.
PLY, noun. (colloquial) plywood.
PLY, noun. (artificial intelligence) (game theory) In two-player sequential games, a "half-turn", or one move made by one of the players.
PLY, noun. (now chiefly Scotland) State, condition.
PLY, verb. (transitive) to bend; to fold.
PLY, verb. (intransitive) to flex.
PLY, verb. (transitive) To work at diligently.
PLY, verb. (intransitive) To work diligently.
PLY, verb. (transitive) To use vigorously.
PLY, verb. (transitive) To travel over regularly.
PLY, verb. (transitive) To persist in offering.
PLY, verb. To press upon; to urge importunately.
PLY, verb. To employ diligently; to use steadily.
PLY, verb. (nautical) To work to windward; to beat.

Dictionary definition

PLY, noun. One of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination; "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn".
PLY, noun. (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood.
PLY, verb. Give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests".
PLY, verb. Apply oneself diligently; "Ply one's trade".
PLY, verb. Travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast".
PLY, verb. Join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding; "ply fabric".
PLY, verb. Wield vigorously; "ply an axe".
PLY, verb. Use diligently; "ply your wits!".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King