Synonyms of ply


1. ply, strand

usage: one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination; "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn"

2. ply, layer, bed

usage: (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood


1. provide, supply, ply, cater, give

usage: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

2. ply, do, perform

usage: apply oneself diligently; "Ply one's trade"

3. ply, run, travel, trip, jaunt

usage: travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"

4. ply, join, bring together

usage: join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding; "ply fabric"

5. ply, wield, handle, manage

usage: wield vigorously; "ply an axe"

6. ply, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

usage: use diligently; "ply your wits!"

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Definition and meaning of ply (Dictionary)