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1. ply

verb. ['ˈplaɪ'] give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance.

Synonyms

  • pimp
  • help
  • give
  • nourish
  • dish
  • gutter
  • sustain
  • feed
  • satisfy
  • indulge
  • underlay
  • dish up
  • nurture
  • dish out
  • board
  • drench
  • regale
  • accommodate
  • serve up
  • treat
  • gratify
  • cater
  • horse
  • power
  • provide
  • fill
  • meet
  • fulfill
  • supply
  • serve
  • staff
  • fix up
  • shower
  • pander
  • fulfil

Antonyms

  • bottlefeed
  • disinherit
  • explode
  • stay

Etymology

  • plien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Ply

  • adl-tabatabai
  • dwi
  • standby
  • semidry
  • private-eye
  • isty
  • drip-dry
  • cspi
  • whereby
  • underly
  • underlie
  • overfly
  • mistry
  • mcfly
  • lxi
  • drive-by
  • versailles
  • thereby
  • switaj
  • sundai
  • sri
  • shanghai
  • sci
  • retry
  • nearby
  • nankai
  • kyi
  • kansai
  • hereby
  • gyi

Example sentences of the word ply


1. Noun, singular or mass
The ply means how many sheets are glued together to make a single board.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Tourist ferries also ply the route between Panama City and Colon, going straight up the canal.

3. Adjective
But a 2018 exemption authorized by the U.S. Congress means the Delta Queen can once again ply inland waterways.

2. four-ply

adjective. having a thickness made up of four layers or strands.

Antonyms

  • thinness

3. three-ply

adjective. having a thickness made up of three layers or strands.

Antonyms

  • thinness

4. ply

verb. ['ˈplaɪ'] join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding.

Synonyms

  • bring together

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • shrink

Etymology

  • plien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. ply

verb. ['ˈplaɪ'] apply oneself diligently.

Synonyms

  • perform

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • plien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. ply

noun. ['ˈplaɪ'] one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination.

Antonyms

  • act

Etymology

  • plien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. ply

verb. ['ˈplaɪ'] wield vigorously.

Synonyms

  • handle
  • manage

Antonyms

  • inelasticity
  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • plien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. ply

verb. ['ˈplaɪ'] use diligently.

Synonyms

  • utilize
  • employ
  • utilise
  • apply

Antonyms

  • withdraw
  • borrow
  • breastfeed
  • starve

Etymology

  • plien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. ply

noun. ['ˈplaɪ'] (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood.

Synonyms

  • layer

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • disservice

Etymology

  • plien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

10. ply

verb. ['ˈplaɪ'] travel a route regularly.

Synonyms

  • trip
  • jaunt
  • black market
  • travel

Antonyms

  • man
  • good fortune
  • good luck
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • plien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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