Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ply

2 senses of ply

Sense 1
ply -- (one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination; "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn")
       => strand -- (line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable)

Sense 2
ply -- ((usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood)
       => layer, bed -- (single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ply

6 senses of ply

Sense 1
provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")
       => give -- (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care")

Sense 2
ply -- (apply oneself diligently; "Ply one's trade")
       => do, perform -- (get (something) done; "I did my job")

Sense 3
ply, run -- (travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast")
       => travel, trip, jaunt -- (make a trip for pleasure)

Sense 4
ply -- (join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding; "ply fabric")
       => join, bring together -- (cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together")

Sense 5
ply -- (wield vigorously; "ply an axe")
       => wield, handle, manage -- (handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well")

Sense 6
ply -- (use diligently; "ply your wits!")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

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