Plait

  • 1 Plait — Plait, n. [OE. playte, OF. pleit, L. plicatum, plicitum, p. p. of plicare to fold, akin to plectere to plait. See {Ply}, and cf. {Plat} to weave, {Pleat}, {Plight} fold.] 1. A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Plait — Plait, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plaited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plaiting}.] 1. To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle. [1913 Webster] 2. To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 plaît-il — ⇒PLAÎT IL, loc. interj. Vieilli. [Formule de politesse par laquelle on invite un interlocuteur à répéter ce qu on a (ou feint d avoir) mal entendu, à expliciter ce qu on a (ou feint d avoir) mal compris]. Synon. comment, pardon, hein (fam.).… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 4 plait — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a single length of hair, rope, or other material made up of three or more interlaced strands. ► VERB ▪ form into a plait or plaits. ORIGIN Old French pleit a fold , from Latin plicare to fold …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 plait — index intertwine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 Plaît-il ? — ● Plaît il ? se dit pour faire répéter ce qu on a mal entendu …

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  • 7 plait — *weave, knit, crochet, braid, tat …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 plait — The noun and verb are both pronounced plat …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 plait — [plāt, plat] n. [ME pleit < OFr < VL * plicta < pp. of L plicare, to fold: see PLY1] 1. PLEAT 2. a braid of hair, ribbon, etc. vt. [ME playten < the n.] 1. PLEAT …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 plait — in·ter·plait; plait·ed; plait·er; un·plait; plait; …

    English syllables

  • 11 plait — I UK [plæt] / US [pleɪt] noun [countable] Word forms plait : singular plait plural plaits a length of hair formed by twisting three separate lengths over each other, worn especially by women and girls. The usual American word is braid Christina s …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Plait — A plait may mean either: * A braid like knot * A pleat * Plait (gastropod), a fold in the columella of a gastropod mollusc * [http://stephenjungels.com/jungels.net/projects/plait plait] an opensource shell based playlist generator and command… …

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  • 13 plait — 1. noun /pleɪt,plæt/ a) A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait. b) A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat. 2. verb /pleɪt,plæt/ …

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  • 14 plait — {{11}}plait (n.) interlaced strands of hair, ribbon, etc. is from 1520s, from PLAIT (Cf. plait) (v.). {{12}}plait (v.) late 14c., to fold, gather in pleats, from O.Fr. pleir to fold, from L. plicare to fold. The noun meaning a fold, a crease is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 Plait — Recorded in a number of spellings including Plaid, Plait, Playe, and Plet (France), and Plaide, Pleat, Plett, Pletts, and Plott (England), this is a surname of French origins. The derivation is from the medieval word plait , which in the sense of …

    Surnames reference

  • 16 plait — [[t]plæ̱t, AM ple͟ɪt[/t]] plaits, plaiting, plaited 1) VERB If you plait three or more lengths of hair, rope, or other material together, you twist them over and under each other to make one thick length. [mainly BRIT] [V n] Joanna parted her… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 plait —   Ulana, nala, nana.   Also: unana, nanala, nanana, hi i; kūpoki (a process). See mat, weft.    ♦ Plaited, as helmet, ie.    ♦ Check plait, maka moena.    ♦ Twill plait, o eno, ho ohewahewa.    ♦ Decorative plaiting, ho oheno (rare).    ♦ To… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 18 plait — plait1 [ pleıt, British plæt ] noun count MAINLY BRITISH a BRAID of hair plait plait 2 [ pleıt, British plæt ] verb transitive MAINLY BRITISH to BRAID hair, rope, wool, etc …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 plait — I. noun Etymology: Middle English pleit, from Anglo French pleit, plei, pli, from Vulgar Latin *plicitum, from neuter of Latin plicitus, past participle of plicare to fold more at ply Date: 14th century 1. pleat 2. a braid of material (as hair or …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 plait — verb Plait is used with these nouns as the object: ↑hair …

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