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Meaning of PLAIT

Pronunciation:  pleyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
  2. [n]  a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
  3. [v]  weave into plaits; "plait hair"
  4. [v]  make by braiding
 

PLAIT is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: braid, braid, lace, pleat, tress, twist
 
 See Also: bend, box pleat, coiffure, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, hair style, hairdo, interweave, inverted pleat, kick pleat, knife pleat, pigtail, plication, queue, tissue, tuck, weave, weave

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
             The plaits and foldings of the drapery. --Addison.
    
    2. A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.
    
    {Polish plait}. (Med.) Same as {Plica}.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    2. To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat;
       as, to plait hair; to plait rope.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accordion pleat, box pleat, braid, bun, chignon, coat, coating, coil, collop, covering, crease, crimp, crisp, cue, cut, deal, disk, dog-ear, double, double over, enfold, enlace, entwine, feuille, film, flap, flounce, flute, foil, fold, fold over, frill, gather, infold, interfold, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, knife pleat, knit, knot, lace, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, lap over, leaf, loom, loop, mat, membrane, net, noose, pane, panel, patina, peel, pellicle, pigtail, plank, plat, plate, plating, pleach, pleat, plicate, ply, plywood, queue, quill, raddle, rasher, rattail, ruff, ruffle, safety glass, scum, sheet, skin, slab, slat, slice, splice, table, tablet, tail, tissue, topknot, tuck, turn over, twill, twine, twist, veneer, wafer, wattle, weave, web, wreath, wreathe, wreathwork
 

 

 

 

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