Definition of Ply:

  1. A thickness or layer of a folded or laminated material.

  2. Short for plywood.

  3. Layer, leaf, or sheet, such as of paper or wood.

  4. Number of strands of fiber twisted together to form a yarn.

  5. (in game theory) the number of levels at which branching occurs in a tree of possible outcomes, typically corresponding to the number of moves ahead (in chess strictly half-moves ahead) considered by a computer program.

Synonyms of Ply

About ship, Apply pressure, Back and fill, Bear away, Bear off, Bear to starboard, Beat, Beat about, Beat to windward, Beset, Besiege, Blandish, Boat, Box off, Break, Bring about, Bring round, Bug, Buttonhole, Cajole, Canoe, Cant, Cant round, Carry sail, Cast, Cast about, Change course, Change the heading, Circumnavigate, Close-haul, Coast, Coat, Coating, Coax, Collop, Come about, Come in contact, Course, Cover, Covering, Crease, Creasing, Crimp, Crisp, Cross, Cruise, Cut, Deal, Disk, Dispense, Do, Do with, Dog-ear, Double, Double a point, Double over, Doubling, Dun, Duplicature, Employ, Enfold, Exercise, Exert, Exert pressure, Feel, Feel of, Fetch about, Feuille, Film, Finger, Flap, Flection, Flexure, Flick, Flounce, Flute, Foil, Fold, Fold over, Force upon, Frill, Function, Gather, Go about, Go by ship, Go on shipboard, Go over, Go to sea, Gybe, Handle, Heave round, Importune, Infold, Insist, Interfold, Jibe, Jibe all standing, Lamella, Lamina, Laminated glass, Laminated wood, Lap, Lap over, Lapel, Lappet, Leaf, Luff, Luff up, Make a passage, Make use of, Manage, Maneuver, Manipulate, Measure, Membrane, Miss stays, Motorboat, Nag, Nag at, Navigate, Operate, Overpass, Palm, Palpate, Pane, Panel, Pass over, Pass through, Patina, Patrol, Paw, Peel, Pellicle, Perambulate, Peregrinate, Pererrate, Pester, Pinch, Plague, Plait, Plank, Plat, Plate, Plating, Play, Pleat, Plica, Plicate, Plication, Plicature, Ply upon, Plywood, Poke at, Practice, Press, Press upon, Pressure, Prod, Push, Push upon, Put about, Put back, Put forth, Put out, Quill, Range, Range over, Rasher, Reconnoiter, Round a point, Row, Ruche, Ruching, Ruff, Ruffle, Run, Safety glass, Sail, Sail fine, Sail round, Sail the sea, Scour, Scour the country, Scout, Scull, Scum, Seafare, Sheer, Sheet, Shift, Skin, Slab, Slat, Slew, Slice, Steam, Steamboat, Sweep, Swerve, Swing, Swing round, Swing the stern, Table, Tablet, Tack, Take a voyage, Tap, Tease, Throw, Throw about, Thrust upon, Thumb, Touch, Touch the wind, Track, Transit, Travel over, Travel through, Traverse, Tuck, Turn, Turn back, Turn over, Twiddle, Twill, Urge, Urge upon, Use, Utilize, Veer, Veneer, Voyage, Wafer, Wear, Wear ship, Wheedle, Wield, Wind, Work, Work on, Yacht, Yaw, Layer, Thickness, Strand, Sheet, Leaf, Fold, Insertion

How to use Ply in a sentence?

  1. Tiles that have a black PVC ply in the lamination.
  2. This creates a ‘tree’ of analysis with moves branching at each ply.
  3. The table, as well as the maple ply and cast-steel dining chairs, are easily wiped clean after meals.

Meaning of Ply & Ply Definition