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Meaning of PLATEAU

Pronunciation:  pla'tow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a relatively flat highland

PLATEAU is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: tableland
 See Also: Ardennes, bench, Colorado Plateau, highland, Llano Estacado, mesa, table, terrace, upland



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pla*teau"\, n.; pl. F. {Plateaux} (F. ?; E. ?), E.
{Plateaus}. [F., fr. OF. platel, properly a little plate. See
1. A flat surface; especially, a broad, level, elevated area
   of land; a table-land.

2. An ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are on a plateau, suggests that you are in a rut or that you are taking a breather from life's fast pace. There is little excitement in your life. Alternatively, the plateau symbolizes a high state of consciousness.
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