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Definition of the noun shoelace

What does shoelace mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: shoelaces

  1. a lace used for fastening shoes
    • examples: The shoelace came untied. | My shoelace got caught in the escalator. | If you dangle a shoelace in front of my cat, she'll play with it.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • alternative spelling: shoe lace
    • synonyms of shoelace: shoe string / shoestring
    • more generic words: lace / lacing = a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges
    • part of: shoe = footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
    • part: aiglet / aglet = metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon

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Google previewIn God's Mirror (2003)

Reflections and Essays by Harold M. Schulweis

A shoelace is a functional string, but a pair of tefillin is a religious symbol. Tying a shoelace is a mundane function calling for literal instruction. Whether it is a single or a double knot is of little consequences. But tefillin tied seven times around ...

Google previewPungent Boundaries (2014)

by Nancy Landrum, M.A.

A shoelace is a single entity, one string, united in one purpose—to hold a shoe snuggly against the foot. After being inserted in the bottom eyes of the shoe, it is divided in half. As both halves zig-zag through the eyes and meet at the top, then ...

Google previewLet the Credits Roll (2003)

Interviews with Film Crew by Barbara Baker

Tying a shoelace is an impossible task whilst wearing a Steadicam vest. Here Bill Geddes, key grip (left), ties Peter's shoe while Rawden Hayne, focus puller (right) , steadies the Steadicam on Eyes Wide Shut. (Courtesy of Peter Cavaciuti) the ...

Google previewFirst Children's Dictionary (2016)

by DK

shoelace (NOUN) A shoelace is a cord that fastens a shoe. shone ☛ See shine. shook ☛ See ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients (2005)

A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting by Lexa Rosean

RULER: Saturn TYPE: a fastening created by looping and tying MAGICKAL FORM: red cord, black shoelace Witches practice knot magick, using either red or black cord or string, for a variety of reasons. Tie seven knots and make seven wishes ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

shoelace/ shoelace. 2. Am.adj. long andthin (of tie,potatoes, etc.). shoestring/ on ashoestring budget Am. spending very little money todo smth. shoestring/ tieone's own shoestrings Am. 1. care for one's own business. 2. be absolutely ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (2011)

by Norbert M. Seel

Thus, an action schema for tying a shoelace would consist of the regular sequence of grasping, twisting, and pulling movements involved in tying a shoelace, regardless of the specific shoe, the thickness or elasticity of the lace, and so on.

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Scrabble value of S1H4O1E1L1A1C3E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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