transitive verb Etymology: Middle English plechen, from Anglo-French *plecher, plesser, from Vulgar Latin *plactiare, alteration of Latin plectere to braid — more at ply Date: 14th century interlace, plait

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  • Pleach — Pleach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleaching}.] [Cf. OF. plaissier to bend, and also F. plisser to plait, L. plicare, plicitum, to fold, lay, or wind together. Cf. {Plash} to pleach.] To unite by interweaving, as branches of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pleach — [plēch] vt. [ME plechen < NormFr plechier, for OFr plessier, plaissier, to weave: see PLASH3] Old Poet. to plait …   English World dictionary

  • pleach — im·pleach; pleach; …   English syllables

  • pleach — /pleech/, v.t. 1. to interweave (branches, vines, etc.), as for a hedge or arbor. 2. to make or renew (a hedge, arbor, etc.) by such interweaving. 3. to braid (hair). [1350 1400; ME plechen, var. of plashen to PLASH2] * * * …   Universalium

  • pleach — verb /pliːʧ/ To unite by interweaving, as branches of trees; to plash; to interlock …   Wiktionary

  • pleach — Synonyms and related words: braid, enlace, entwine, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, knit, lace, loom, loop, mat, net, noose, plait, raddle, splice, tissue, twill, twine, twist, wattle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pleach — [pli:tʃ] verb [usu. as adjective pleached] entwine or interlace (tree branches) to form a hedge or provide cover for an outdoor walkway. Origin ME: from an OFr. var. of plaissier (see plash) …   English new terms dictionary

  • pleach — [[t]plitʃ[/t]] v. t. to interweave; braid • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME plechen …   From formal English to slang

  • pleach — /plitʃ/ (say pleech) verb (t) 1. to plash or interweave (growing branches, vines, etc.), as for a hedge or arbour. 2. to interlace or entwine. {Middle English pleche(n), variant of plash2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pleach —  to bind a hedge. North …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

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