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plait

 (plāt, plăt)
n.
1. A braid, especially of hair.
2. A pleat.
tr.v. plait·ed, plait·ing, plaits
1. To braid.
2. To pleat.
3. To make by braiding.

[Middle English pleit, fold, braid, possibly from pleiten, to fold, braid, alteration (influenced by Old French pleit, fold) of Old French plier, pleiir, from Latin plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

plait′er n.

plait

(plæt)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a length of hair, ribbon, etc, that has been plaited
2. (Cookery) (in Britain) a loaf of bread of several twisting or intertwining parts
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a rare spelling of pleat
vb
(tr) to intertwine (strands or strips) in a pattern
[C15 pleyt, from Old French pleit, from Latin plicāre to fold; see ply2]

plait

(pleɪt, plæt)

n.
1. a braid, esp. of hair or straw.
2. a pleat or fold.
v.t.
3. to braid, as hair or straw.
4. to make, as a mat, by braiding.
5. to pleat.
[1350–1400; Middle English pleyt < Middle French pleit < Latin plicitum, neuter of plicitus, past participle of plicāre to fold; see ply2]

plait


Past participle: plaited
Gerund: plaiting

Imperative
plait
plait
Present
I plait
you plait
he/she/it plaits
we plait
you plait
they plait
Preterite
I plaited
you plaited
he/she/it plaited
we plaited
you plaited
they plaited
Present Continuous
I am plaiting
you are plaiting
he/she/it is plaiting
we are plaiting
you are plaiting
they are plaiting
Present Perfect
I have plaited
you have plaited
he/she/it has plaited
we have plaited
you have plaited
they have plaited
Past Continuous
I was plaiting
you were plaiting
he/she/it was plaiting
we were plaiting
you were plaiting
they were plaiting
Past Perfect
I had plaited
you had plaited
he/she/it had plaited
we had plaited
you had plaited
they had plaited
Future
I will plait
you will plait
he/she/it will plait
we will plait
you will plait
they will plait
Future Perfect
I will have plaited
you will have plaited
he/she/it will have plaited
we will have plaited
you will have plaited
they will have plaited
Future Continuous
I will be plaiting
you will be plaiting
he/she/it will be plaiting
we will be plaiting
you will be plaiting
they will be plaiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been plaiting
you have been plaiting
he/she/it has been plaiting
we have been plaiting
you have been plaiting
they have been plaiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been plaiting
you will have been plaiting
he/she/it will have been plaiting
we will have been plaiting
you will have been plaiting
they will have been plaiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been plaiting
you had been plaiting
he/she/it had been plaiting
we had been plaiting
you had been plaiting
they had been plaiting
Conditional
I would plait
you would plait
he/she/it would plait
we would plait
you would plait
they would plait
Past Conditional
I would have plaited
you would have plaited
he/she/it would have plaited
we would have plaited
you would have plaited
they would have plaited

plait

braid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plait - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hairplait - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
queue - a braid of hair at the back of the head
pigtail - a plait of braided hair
2.plait - any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shapeplait - any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
box pleat - a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
inverted pleat - a box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward
kick pleat - pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking
knife pleat - a single pleat turned in one direction
tuck - a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
crease, crimp, fold, plication, flexure, bend - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
Verb1.plait - make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
tissue, weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"
2.plait - weave into plaits; "plait hair"
interweave, weave - interlace by or as if by weaving
Translations
جَديلَهضَفِيرَةضَفيرَة شَعْريُنَظِّم في ضَفائِر
coppletenecsplétat
fletningflette=-fletning
palmikko
pletenica
flétta
おさげ
땋은 것
pynė
bizepīnepītsapīt
pletenec
kitaplesti
fläta
ผมเปีย
bím tóc

plait

[plæt] (esp Brit)
A. Ntrenza f
in plaitstrenzado, en trenzas
she wears her hair in plaitslleva trenzas
B. VTtrenzar

plait

[ˈplæt] (mainly British)
nnatte f
She wears her hair in a plait → Elle porte une natte.
vt [+ hair, rope, leather] → tresser
a plaited leather belt → une ceinture de cuir tressé

plait

n (esp Brit) → Zopf m; she wears her hair in plaitssie trägt Zöpfe
vtflechten

plait

[plæt]
1. ntreccia
2. vt (raffia) → intrecciare
to plait one's hair → farsi una treccia (or le trecce)

plait

(plat) noun
1. a length of hair arranged by dividing it into sections and passing these over one another in turn. She wore her hair in a long plait.
2. a similar arrangement of any material. a plait of straw.
verb
to arrange in this way. She plaited three strips of leather to make a belt; She plaited her hair.

plait

ضَفِيرَة cop fletning Zopf πλεξούδα trenza palmikko tresse pletenica treccia おさげ 땋은 것 vlecht flette plecionka trança коса fläta ผมเปีย saç örgüsü bím tóc 辫子
References in classic literature ?
Dashwood, his hand passed so directly before her, as to make a ring, with a plait of hair in the centre, very conspicuous on one of his fingers.
Sonya was a slender little brunette with a tender look in her eyes which were veiled by long lashes, thick black plaits coiling twice round her head, and a tawny tint in her complexion and especially in the color of her slender but graceful and muscular arms and neck.
7 Repeat with the second plait and then lift both on to your lined tray.
Try to keep your hair off your face with a plait or braid.
The original Cape Malay versions are plaited neatly, where the lazy Afrikaners seem to have bored of all that effort and simply make flat, round cakes, but I wanted to recreate that specific photo, and besides, the plaits look so much more tempting and delicious.
Start to plait just like you would hair - right strand over the middle, then left over the middle, and onwards.
The 13-year-old had her long hair styled into five plaits on holiday in Turkey and thought they looked neat and tidy.
Start with a classic French plait from the nape of the neck just above the left ear, and work around the hairline from left to right (you are braiding from ear to ear), and ensure that you bring the hair up to the front of the head as you braid.
Plait allowed that "Someone putting themself at just the right place to the northwest at just the right time might be able to get the three planets aligned with the three pyramids.
But Plait explained that this is not likely, at least not in 2012.