Definition of Plait

1. Noun. A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.

Exact synonyms: Braid, Tress, Twist
Generic synonyms: Coif, Coiffure, Hair Style, Hairdo, Hairstyle
Specialized synonyms: Queue, Pigtail
Derivative terms: Braid, Twist



2. Verb. Make by braiding or interlacing. "Lace a tablecloth"
Exact synonyms: Braid, Lace
Category relationships: Handicraft
Generic synonyms: Tissue, Weave
Derivative terms: Braid, Lace, Plaiter

3. Noun. Any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape.
Exact synonyms: Pleat
Specialized synonyms: Box Pleat, Inverted Pleat, Kick Pleat, Knife Pleat, Tuck
Generic synonyms: Bend, Crease, Crimp, Flexure, Fold, Plication
Derivative terms: Pleat

4. Verb. Weave into plaits. "They plait their hair "; "Plait hair"
Generic synonyms: Interweave, Weave
Derivative terms: Plaiter

Definition of Plait

1. n. A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait.

2. v. t. To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.

Definition of Plait

1. Noun. A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait. ¹

2. Noun. A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plait

1. to braid [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: braid

Medical Definition of Plait

1. 1. A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait. "The plaits and foldings of the drapery." (Addison) 2. A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat. Polish plait. Same as Plica. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plait

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plaisance
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plaise
plaister
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plaistering
plaisters
plait (current term)
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plakalbumin
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Literary usage of Plait

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1. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"Camellia in vase, leaves of Lutou plait. Flower of chip, imported from Italy. Vase of variegated Lutou plaits. Young lady's hat, fancy Devon plait. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1883)
"The process which I term stopping-off a plait consists of joining up any pairs of cords instead ... A four-cord plait, stopped off so as to leave a vertical ..."

3. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"Box plait.—The same principle of designing will apply to box plaits. Lines representing the number, width and position of the plaits should be drawn on the ..."

4. Moral tales for young people by Maria Edgeworth (1806)
"said Dinah plait, to herself, " I could have prescribed something, that maybe would ... and was out of sight; Mrs. plait sent for her constant counsellor, ..."

5. An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands: In the South Pacific Ocean by William Mariner, John Joseph Martin (1818)
"Here also they plait flowers which they have gathered at ... will anoint our skins in the sun with sweet scented oil, and will plait in wreaths the flowers ..."

6. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"Camellia in vase, leaves of Lutou plait. Flower of chip, imported from Italy. Vase of variegated Lutou plaits. Young lady's hat, fancy Devon plait. ..."

7. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1883)
"The process which I term stopping-off a plait consists of joining up any pairs of cords instead ... A four-cord plait, stopped off so as to leave a vertical ..."

8. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"Box plait.—The same principle of designing will apply to box plaits. Lines representing the number, width and position of the plaits should be drawn on the ..."

9. Moral tales for young people by Maria Edgeworth (1806)
"said Dinah plait, to herself, " I could have prescribed something, that maybe would ... and was out of sight; Mrs. plait sent for her constant counsellor, ..."

10. An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands: In the South Pacific Ocean by William Mariner, John Joseph Martin (1818)
"Here also they plait flowers which they have gathered at ... will anoint our skins in the sun with sweet scented oil, and will plait in wreaths the flowers ..."

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