1. One of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread;
    Often used in combination (synset 103977398)
    "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn"
  2. (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood (synset 103977242)
  1. Give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance (synset 201185006)
    "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
  2. Apply oneself diligently (synset 202601380)
    "Ply one's trade"
  3. Travel a route regularly (synset 201868024)
    "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
  4. Join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding (synset 201294420)
    "ply fabric"
  5. Wield vigorously (synset 201227217)
    "ply an axe"
  6. Use diligently (synset 201163122)
    "ply your wits!"

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