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Meaning of PLAIT

Pronunciation:  pleyt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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
             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.
    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
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