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Definitions of ply:

  • noun:   (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
  • noun:   one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination
    Example: "Three-ply cord"
  • verb:   apply oneself diligently
    Example: "Ply one's trade"
  • verb:   use diligently
    Example: "Ply your wits!"
  • verb:   wield vigorously
    Example: "Ply an axe"
  • verb:   travel a route regularly
    Example: "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
  • verb:   provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #54880)


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