Pleat
Pleat \Pleat\ (pl[=e]t), n. & v. t. See {Plait}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pleat — pleat·er; pleat; …   English syllables

  • pleat — [plēt] n. [ME pleten, var. of playten: see PLAIT] a flat double fold in cloth or other material, of uniform width and pressed or stitched in place vt. to lay and press (cloth) in a pleat or series of pleats …   English World dictionary

  • pleat — [pli:t] n [C usually plural] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: plait] a flat narrow fold in a skirt, a pair of trousers, a dress etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pleat — (v.) 1560s, used as the verb version of PLAIT (Cf. plait). Later (1580s) as a noun. Related: Pleated; pleating …   Etymology dictionary

  • pleat — ► NOUN ▪ a fold in a garment or other item made of cloth, held by stitching the top or side. ► VERB ▪ fold or form into pleats. ORIGIN variant of PLAIT(Cf. ↑plait) …   English terms dictionary

  • Pleat — A pleat (older plait) is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place. It is commonly used in clothing and upholstery to gather a wide piece of fabric to a narrower circumference. [ Picken, Mary Brooks, The… …   Wikipedia

  • pleat — I UK [pliːt] / US [plɪt] noun [countable] Word forms pleat : singular pleat plural pleats a fold in a piece of cloth, for example in a woman s skirt II UK [pliːt] / US [plɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms pleat : present tense I/you/we/they pleat… …   English dictionary

  • pleat — Synonyms and related words: accordion pleat, aqueduct, box pleat, canal, canalization, canalize, carve, chamfer, channel, chisel, corrugate, crack, crease, crimp, crisp, cut, dado, dike, ditch, dog ear, double, double over, enfold, engrave,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pleat — pleat1 [ plit ] noun count a fold in a piece of cloth, for example in a woman s skirt pleat pleat 2 [ plit ] verb transitive to make pleats in cloth ╾ pleat|ed adjective: a pleated skirt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pleat — n 1. plait, box pleat or plait, accordion pleat, kilt pleat; fold, crease, plication, plicature, ruck, Chiefly Scot. wimple, Zool., Anat. plica; plaiting, kilting, goffer, fluting; gather, shirring, tuck, dart, pucker, corrugation, flute, crimp.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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