from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To loosen or undo the lacing or laces of.
- transitive v. To loosen or remove the clothing of.
- transitive v. Obsolete To disgrace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove the knot from laces; to undo laces.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To loose by undoing a lacing.
- transitive v. To loose the dress of; to undress; hence, to expose; to disgrace.
- transitive v. To loose, and take off, as a bonnet from a sail, or to cast off, as any lacing in any part of the rigging of a vessel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To loose from lacing or fastening by a cord, string, band, or the like passed through loops, holes, etc.; open or unfasten by undoing or untying the lace of: as, to unlace a garment or a helmet.
- To loosen or ease the dress or armor of.
- To divest of due covering; expose to injury or damage.
- To disentangle.
- To carve.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. undo the ties of
un- + lace. (Wiktionary)