Found 3 items, similar to ply.
English → Indonesian
hilir mudik, lapiran
English → English
n 1: one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or
thread; often used in combination; “three-ply cord”
2: (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or
paper or wood as in plywood
v 1: provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food
or sustenance; “The hostess provided lunch for all the
2: apply oneself diligently; “Ply one's trade”
3: travel a route regularly; “Ships ply the waters near the
4: wield vigorously; “ply an axe”
5: use diligently; “ply your wits!”
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plied
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. plien, F. plier to fold, to bend, fr. L.
plicare; akin to Gr. ?, G. flechten. Cf. Apply
1. To bend. [Obs.]
As men may warm wax with handes plie. --Chaucer.
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
And plies him with redoubled strokes --Dryden.
He plies the duke at morning and at night. --Shak.
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.
, v. i.
1. To bend; to yield. [Obs.]
It would rather burst atwo than plye. --Chaucer.
The willow plied, and gave way to the gust.
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.
Ere half these authors be read (which will soon be
with plying hard and daily). --Milton.
He was forced to ply in the streets as a porter.
The heavy hammers and mallets plied. --Longfellow.
3. (Naut.) To work to windward; to beat.
, n. [Cf. F. pli, fr. plier. See Ply
1. A fold; a plait; a turn or twist, as of a cord.
2. Bent; turn; direction; bias.
The late learners can not so well take the ply.
Boswell, and others of Goldsmith's contemporaries, .
. . did not understand the secret plies of his
character. --W. Irving.
The czar's mind had taken a strange ply, which it
retained to the last. --Macaulay.
Note: Ply is used in composition to designate folds, or the
number of webs interwoven; as, a three-ply carpet.