v. t.1.To bend.
[imp. & p. p. Plied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Plying .]
2.To lay on closely, or in folds; to work upon steadily, or with repeated acts; to press upon; to urge importunately; as, to ply one with questions, with solicitations, or with drink.
3.To employ diligently; to use steadily.
Go ply thy needle; meddle not.
- Shak.
4.To practice or perform with diligence; to work at.
Their bloody task, unwearied, still they ply.
- Waller.
v. i.1.To bend; to yield.
The willow plied, and gave way to the gust.
- L'Estrange.
2.To act, go, or work diligently and steadily; especially, to do something by repeated actions; to go back and forth; as, a steamer plies between certain ports.
He was forced to ply in the streets as a porter.
- Addison.
The heavy hammers and mallets plied.
- Longfellow.
3.(Naut.) To work to windward; to beat.
n.1.A fold; a plait; a turn or twist, as of a cord.
2.Bent; turn; direction; bias.
Noun1.ply - 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 - (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
Verb1.ply - provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
Synonyms: cater, provide, supply
2.ply - apply oneself diligently; "Ply one's trade"
3.ply - travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
Synonyms: run
4.ply - wield vigorously; "ply an axe"
5.ply - use diligently; "ply your wits!"
(mathematics, data)ply - 1. Of a node in a tree, the number of branches between that node and the root.

2. Of a tree, the maximum ply of any of its nodes.
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Translate Ply to German, Translate Ply to French
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