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Lace vs. Ribbon — What's the Difference?

Lace vs. Ribbon — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Lace and Ribbon

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Lace

Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or by hand. Generally, lace is divided into two main categories, needlelace and bobbin lace.
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Ribbon

A ribbon or riband is a thin band of material, typically cloth but also plastic or sometimes metal, used primarily as decorative binding and tying. Cloth ribbons are made of natural materials such as silk, cotton, and jute and of synthetic materials, such as polyester, nylon, and polypropylene.
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Lace

A cord or ribbon used to draw and tie together two opposite edges, as of a shoe.
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Ribbon

A narrow strip or band of fabric, especially a fine fabric such as satin or velvet, finished at the edges and used for trimming, tying, or finishing.
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Lace

A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern. Also called lacework.
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Ribbon

Something, such as a tape measure, that resembles a ribbon.
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Lace

Gold or silver braid ornamenting an officer's uniform.
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Ribbon

A long thin strip
A ribbon of sand along the shore.
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Lace

To thread a cord through the eyelets or around the hooks of.
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Ribbon

Ribbons Tattered or ragged strips
A dress torn to ribbons.
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Lace

To draw together and tie the laces of.
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Ribbon

An inked strip of cloth used for making an impression, as in a typewriter.
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Lace

To restrain or constrict by tightening laces, especially of a corset.
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Ribbon

A band of colored cloth signifying membership in an order or the award of a prize.
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Lace

To pull or pass through; intertwine
Lace garlands through a trellis.
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Ribbon

A strip of colored cloth worn on the left breast of a uniform to indicate the award of a medal or decoration.
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Lace

To trim or decorate with or as if with lace.
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Ribbon

Ribbons(Informal) Reins for driving horses.
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Lace

To add a touch of flavor to
"today's chefs love to lace their goods with lively, pronounced flavors" (David Rosengarten).
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Ribbon

See ledger board.
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Lace

To add a substance, especially an intoxicant or narcotic, to
Laced the eggnog with rum and brandy.
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Ribbon

To decorate or tie with ribbons.
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Lace

To add or intersperse with something in order to produce a certain effect
"Quacks now lace their pitch with scientific terms that may sound authentic to the uninformed" (Jane E. Brody).
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Ribbon

To tear into ribbons or shreds.
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Lace

To streak with color.
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Ribbon

A long, narrow strip of material used for decoration of clothing or the hair or gift wrapping.
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Lace

To give a beating to; thrash
Laced his opponent in the second round.
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Ribbon

An awareness ribbon.
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Lace

To be fastened or tied with laces or a lace.
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Ribbon

An inked strip of material against which type is pressed to print letters in a typewriter or printer.
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Lace

(uncountable) A light fabric containing patterns of holes, usually built up from a single thread. Wp
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Ribbon

A narrow strip or shred.
A steel or magnesium ribbon
Sails torn to ribbons
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Lace

(countable) A cord or ribbon passed through eyelets in a shoe or garment, pulled tight and tied to fasten the shoe or garment firmly. Wp
Your laces are untied, do them up!
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Ribbon

(cooking) In ice cream and similar confections, an ingredient (often chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, or fudge) added in a long narrow strip.
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Lace

A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.
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Ribbon

(shipbuilding) ribband
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Lace

Spirits added to coffee or another beverage.
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Ribbon

(nautical) A painted moulding on the side of a ship.
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Lace

(ergative) To fasten (something) with laces.
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Ribbon

A watchspring.
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Lace

(transitive) To add alcohol, poison, a drug or anything else potentially harmful to (food or drink).
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Ribbon

A bandsaw.
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Lace

(transitive) To interweave items.
To lace one's fingers together
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Ribbon

Reins for a horse.
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Lace

(transitive) To interweave the spokes of a bicycle wheel.
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Ribbon

(heraldry) A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide.
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Lace

(transitive) To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
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Ribbon

(spinning) A sliver.
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Lace

(transitive) To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material.
Cloth laced with silver
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Ribbon

(journalism) A subheadline presented above its parent headline.
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Lace

That which binds or holds, especially by being interwoven; a string, cord, or band, usually one passing through eyelet or other holes, and used in drawing and holding together parts of a garment, of a shoe, of a machine belt, etc.
His hat hung at his back down by a lace.
For striving more, the more in laces strongHimself he tied.
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Ribbon

A toolbar that incorporates tabs and menus.
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Lace

A snare or gin, especially one made of interwoven cords; a net.
Vulcanus had caught thee [Venus] in his lace.
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Ribbon

(transitive) To decorate with ribbon.
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Lace

A fabric of fine threads of linen, silk, cotton, etc., often ornamented with figures; a delicate tissue of thread, much worn as an ornament of dress.
Our English dames are much given to the wearing of costly laces.
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Ribbon

(transitive) To stripe or streak.
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Lace

Spirits added to coffee or some other beverage.
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Ribbon

A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for trimming some part of a woman's attire, for badges, and other decorative purposes.
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Lace

To fasten with a lace; to draw together with a lace passed through eyelet holes; to unite with a lace or laces, or, figuratively. with anything resembling laces.
When Jenny's stays are newly laced.
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Ribbon

A narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon; sails torn to ribbons.
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Lace

To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material; as, cloth laced with silver.
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Ribbon

Same as Rib-band.
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Lace

To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
I'll lace your coat for ye.
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Ribbon

Driving reins.
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Lace

To add something to (a food or beverage) so as to impart flavor, pungency, or some special quality; as, to lace a punch with alcohol; to lace the Kool-Aid with LSD.
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Ribbon

A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide.
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Lace

To twine or draw as a lace; to interlace; to intertwine.
The Gond . . . picked up a trail of the Karela, the vine that bears the bitter wild gourd, and laced it to and fro across the temple door.
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Ribbon

A silver.
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Lace

To be fastened with a lace, or laces; as, these boots lace.
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Ribbon

To adorn with, or as with, ribbons; to mark with stripes resembling ribbons.
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Lace

A cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
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Ribbon

Any long object resembling a thin line;
A mere ribbon of land
The lighted ribbon of traffic
From the air the road was a gray thread
A thread of smoke climbed upward
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Lace

A delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
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Ribbon

An award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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Lace

Spin or twist together so as to form a cord;
Intertwine the ribbons
Twine the threads into a rope
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Ribbon

A long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter
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Lace

Make by braiding or interlacing;
Lace a tablecloth
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Ribbon

Notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
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Lace

Do lacework;
The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral
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Lace

Draw through eyes or holes;
Lace the shoelaces
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Lace

Add alcohol beverages
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