plaid
noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic plaide Date: 1512 1. a rectangular length of tartan worn over the left shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume 2. a. a twilled woolen fabric with a tartan pattern b. a fabric with a pattern of tartan or an imitation of tartan 3. a. tartan 1 b. a pattern of unevenly spaced repeated stripes crossing at right angles • plaid adjectiveplaided adjective

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  • plaid — plaid …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Plaid — Плэйд Plaid в кинотеатре …   Википедия

  • plaid — 1. (plè ; le d ne se prononce pas et ne se lie pas) s. m. 1°   Terme de féodalité. Se dit des assemblées dans lesquelles se jugeaient les procès, sous les rois des deux premières races. •   Les comtes assemblaient, pour juger les affaires, des… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Plaid — may refer to: *Plaid (pattern), a cross hatched dyeing pattern often used for wool clothing and distinctly Gaelic, or sometimes the clothing itself *Plaid (band), a British electronic music duo, taking their name from the Welsh word for party… …   Wikipedia

  • Plaid — 〈[ plɛıd] n. 15〉 1. Reisedecke, meist kariert 2. großes Umschlagtuch aus Wolle; Sy Tartan (1) [engl.( schott.)] * * * Plaid [ple:t , engl.: pleɪd], das od. der; s, s [engl. plaid, aus dem Gäl.]: 1. [Reise]decke im Schottenmuster. 2. großes… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Plaid — Smn Decke, Umhängetuch aus Wolle per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. plaid; es ist unklar, ob schott. gäl. plaide älter ist.    Ebenso nndl. plaid, ne. plaid, nfrz. plaid, nschw. pläd, nisl. plet. ✎ DF 2 (1942), 546f.;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • plaid — plaid·ed; plaid·en; plaid·ie; plaid·ing; plaid; …   English syllables

  • Plaid — Plaid, n. [Gael. plaide a blanket or plaid, contr. fr. peallaid a sheepskin, fr. peall a skin or hide. CF. {Pillion}.] 1. A rectangular garment or piece of cloth, usually made of the checkered material called tartan, but sometimes of plain gray,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plaid — Plaid, a. Having a pattern or colors which resemble a Scotch plaid; checkered or marked with bars or stripes at right angles to one another; as, plaid muslin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plaid — [plæd] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Scottish Gaelic; Origin: plaide] 1.) [U] a pattern of crossed lines and squares, used especially on cloth British Equivalent: tartan ▪ a plaid shirt 2.) a piece of plaid cloth worn over the shoulder and across the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plaid — [plad] n. [Gael plaide, blanket, plaid, contr. < ? peallaid, sheepskin] 1. a long piece of twilled woolen cloth with a crossbarred pattern, worn over the shoulder by Scottish Highlanders 2. a fabric with stripes or bars of various colors and… …   English World dictionary

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