plait
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pleit, from Anglo-French pleit, plei, pli, from Vulgar Latin *plicitum, from neuter of Latin plicitus, past participle of plicare to fold — more at ply Date: 14th century 1. pleat 2. a braid of material (as hair or straw); specifically pigtail II. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. pleat 1 2. a. to interweave the strands or locks of ; braid b. to make by plaiting <
plait a basket
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plaiter noun

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  • Plait — Plait, n. [OE. playte, OF. pleit, L. plicatum, plicitum, p. p. of plicare to fold, akin to plectere to plait. See {Ply}, and cf. {Plat} to weave, {Pleat}, {Plight} fold.] 1. A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plait — Plait, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plaited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plaiting}.] 1. To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle. [1913 Webster] 2. To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plait — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a single length of hair, rope, or other material made up of three or more interlaced strands. ► VERB ▪ form into a plait or plaits. ORIGIN Old French pleit a fold , from Latin plicare to fold …   English terms dictionary

  • plait — index intertwine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • plait — *weave, knit, crochet, braid, tat …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • plait — The noun and verb are both pronounced plat …   Modern English usage

  • plait — [plāt, plat] n. [ME pleit < OFr < VL * plicta < pp. of L plicare, to fold: see PLY1] 1. PLEAT 2. a braid of hair, ribbon, etc. vt. [ME playten < the n.] 1. PLEAT …   English World dictionary

  • plait — in·ter·plait; plait·ed; plait·er; un·plait; plait; …   English syllables

  • plait — I UK [plæt] / US [pleɪt] noun [countable] Word forms plait : singular plait plural plaits a length of hair formed by twisting three separate lengths over each other, worn especially by women and girls. The usual American word is braid Christina s …   English dictionary

  • Plait — A plait may mean either: * A braid like knot * A pleat * Plait (gastropod), a fold in the columella of a gastropod mollusc * [http://stephenjungels.com/jungels.net/projects/plait plait] an opensource shell based playlist generator and command… …   Wikipedia

  • plait — 1. noun /pleɪt,plæt/ a) A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait. b) A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat. 2. verb /pleɪt,plæt/ …   Wiktionary

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