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Meaning of word ply from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

ply   noun

Meaning : One of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread. Often used in combination.

Example : Three-ply cord.
Four-ply yarn.

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

ply   verb

Meaning : Give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance.

Example : The hostess provided lunch for all the guests.

Synonyms : cater, provide, supply

Meaning : Apply oneself diligently.

Example : Ply one's trade.

Meaning : Travel a route regularly.

Example : Ships ply the waters near the coast.

Synonyms : run

Meaning : Join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding.

Example : Ply fabric.

Meaning : Wield vigorously.

Example : Ply an axe.

Meaning : Use diligently.

Example : Ply your wits!.