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Meaning of PLAT

Pronunciation:  plat

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make a plat of; "Plat the town"

PLAT is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: plot
 See Also: map



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Platted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Platting}.] [See {Plait}.]
    To form by interlaying interweaving; to braid; to plait.
    ``They had platted a crown of thorns.'' --Matt. xxvii. 29.
  2. \Plat\, n.
    Work done by platting or braiding; a plait.
          Her hair, nor loose, nor tied in formal plat. --Shak.
  3. \Plat\, n. [Cf. {Plat} flat, which perh. caused this
    spelling, and {Plot} a piece of ground.]
    A small piece or plot of ground laid out with some design, or
    for a special use; usually, a portion of flat, even ground.
          This flowery plat, the sweet recess of Eve. --Milton.
          I keep smooth plat of fruitful ground.   --Tennyson.
  4. \Plat\, v. t.
    To lay out in plats or plots, as ground.
  5. \Plat\, a. [F. plat. See {Plate}, n.]
    Plain; flat; level. [Obs.] --Gower.
  6. \Plat\, adv.
    1. Plainly; flatly; downright. [Obs.]
             But, sir, ye lie, I tell you plat.    --Rom. of R.
    2. Flatly; smoothly; evenly. [Obs.] --Drant.
  7. \Plat\, n.
    1. The flat or broad side of a sword. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    2. A plot; a plan; a design; a diagram; a map; a chart. [Obs.
       or Prov. Eng.] ``To note all the islands, and to set them
       down in plat.'' --Hakluyt.
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