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clockwise from top left: Malcolm, Gordon Dress, and Stewart Dress plaid patterns

plaid

 (plăd)
n.
1.
a. Cloth, often made of wool, with a tartan or checked pattern.
b. A pattern of this kind.
2. A rectangular woolen scarf of a tartan pattern worn over the left shoulder by Scottish Highlanders.

[Probably Scots plaid, plyd, past participle of ply, to fold, from Middle English plien; see ply1.]

plaid, plaid′ed adj.

plaid

(plæd; pleɪd)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a long piece of cloth of a tartan pattern, worn over the shoulder as part of Highland costume
2. (Textiles)
a. a crisscross weave or cloth
b. (as modifier): a plaid scarf.
[C16: from Scottish Gaelic plaide, of obscure origin]

plaid

(plæd)

n.
1. any fabric woven of differently colored yarns in a cross-barred pattern.
2. a pattern of this kind.
3. a long, rectangular piece of cloth, usu. with such a pattern and worn across the left shoulder by Scottish Highlanders.
adj.
4. having the pattern of a plaid.
Compare tartan.
[1505–15; < Scottish Gaelic plaide blanket, plaid (definition 3)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plaid - a cloth having a crisscross designplaid - a cloth having a crisscross design  
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations

plaid

[plæd]
A. N (= cloth) → tela f escocesa or a cuadros; (= cloak) → manta f escocesa, plaid m
B. CPD [skirt, trousers, shirt] → escocés

plaid

[ˈplæd ˈpleɪd]
n
(= material) → tissu m écossais
(= pattern) → motif m écossais
(= tartan worn over the shoulder) → plaid m
modif [shirt, jacket] → à carreaux
a plaid shirt → une chemise écossaise, une chemise à carreaux

plaid

nPlaid nt; plaid skirtkarierter Rock

plaid

[plæd] n (material) → tessuto scozzese; (cloak) → plaid m inv
a plaid shirt → una camicia scozzese
References in classic literature ?
She stood a minute looking at the party vanishing above, and as Demi's short plaid legs toiled up the last stair, a sudden sense of lonliness came over her so strongly that she looked about her with dim eyes, as if to find something to lean upon, for even Teddy had deserted her.
She looked demure and pretty, and made a graceful picture in her blue cashmere dress and little blue hat, with a plaid shawl drawn neatly about her shoulders and a clumsy pocket-book in her hand.
Meantime, for that one beholding instant, Tashtego's mast-head hammer remained suspended in his hand; and the red flag, half-wrapping him as with a plaid, then streamed itself straight out from him, as his own forward-flowing heart; while Starbuck and Stubb, standing upon the bowsprit beneath, caught sight of the down-coming monster just as soon as he.
A gay robe of scarlet and yellow plaid, carefully made and neatly fitted, set off to advantage the dark and rich style of his beauty; and a certain comic air of assurance, blended with bashfulness, showed that he had been not unused to being petted and noticed by his master.
Robinson's red plaid shawl, and Deacon Milliken's wig, on crooked, the bare benches and torn hymn-books, the hanging texts and maps, were no longer visible, and she saw blue skies and burning stars, white turbans and gay colors; Mr.
I can remember Miss Temple walking lightly and rapidly along our drooping line, her plaid cloak, which the frosty wind fluttered, gathered close about her, and encouraging us, by precept and example, to keep up our spirits, and march forward, as she said, "like stalwart soldiers.
I removed the habit, and there shone forth beneath a grand plaid silk frock, white trousers, and burnished shoes; and, while her eyes sparkled joyfully when the dogs came bounding up to welcome her, she dared hardly touch them lest they should fawn upon her splendid garments.
But first he casts to change his proper shape, Which else might work him danger or delay: And now a stripling Cherube he appeers, Not of the prime, yet such as in his face Youth smil'd Celestial, and to every Limb Sutable grace diffus'd, so well he feignd; Under a Coronet his flowing haire In curles on either cheek plaid, wings he wore Of many a colourd plume sprinkl'd with Gold, His habit fit for speed succinct, and held Before his decent steps a Silver wand.
The soldiers then saw him stretch his limbs, little by little, and under the pretense of much heat throw off the Scotch plaid which covered him.
Progress in the valley An Indian cavalier The captain falls into a lethargy A Nez Perce patriarch Hospitable treatment The bald head Bargaining Value of an old plaid cloak The family horse The cost of an Indian present
Macbeth had something twisted round him, that went over one shoulder and under the other arm, and was meant, I believe, for a Scotch plaid.
A soldier, roused by the noise, unrolled his plaid, and looked up to see what was going forward.