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pleat

 (plēt)
n.
A fold, especially one of several parallel folds made by doubling cloth or other material on itself and then pressing or stitching it into place.
tr.v. pleat·ed, pleat·ing, pleats
To press or arrange in pleats: pleat a skirt; pleat curtains.

[Middle English plet, variant of plait, pleat, fold; see plait.]

pleat′er n.

pleat

(pliːt)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) any of various types of fold formed by doubling back fabric and pressing, stitching, or steaming into place. See also box pleat, inverted pleat, kick pleat, knife pleat, sunburst pleats
vb
(Clothing & Fashion) (tr) to arrange (material, part of a garment, etc) in pleats
[C16: variant of plait]

pleat

(plit)

n.
1. a fold of definite, even width made by doubling cloth or the like upon itself.
2. something resembling this, as a crease or mark.
v.t.
3. to arrange in pleats.
[1325–75; variant outcome of Middle English pleyt plait]
pleat′er, n.
pleat′less, adj.

pleat


Past participle: pleated
Gerund: pleating

Imperative
pleat
pleat
Present
I pleat
you pleat
he/she/it pleats
we pleat
you pleat
they pleat
Preterite
I pleated
you pleated
he/she/it pleated
we pleated
you pleated
they pleated
Present Continuous
I am pleating
you are pleating
he/she/it is pleating
we are pleating
you are pleating
they are pleating
Present Perfect
I have pleated
you have pleated
he/she/it has pleated
we have pleated
you have pleated
they have pleated
Past Continuous
I was pleating
you were pleating
he/she/it was pleating
we were pleating
you were pleating
they were pleating
Past Perfect
I had pleated
you had pleated
he/she/it had pleated
we had pleated
you had pleated
they had pleated
Future
I will pleat
you will pleat
he/she/it will pleat
we will pleat
you will pleat
they will pleat
Future Perfect
I will have pleated
you will have pleated
he/she/it will have pleated
we will have pleated
you will have pleated
they will have pleated
Future Continuous
I will be pleating
you will be pleating
he/she/it will be pleating
we will be pleating
you will be pleating
they will be pleating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pleating
you have been pleating
he/she/it has been pleating
we have been pleating
you have been pleating
they have been pleating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pleating
you will have been pleating
he/she/it will have been pleating
we will have been pleating
you will have been pleating
they will have been pleating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pleating
you had been pleating
he/she/it had been pleating
we had been pleating
you had been pleating
they had been pleating
Conditional
I would pleat
you would pleat
he/she/it would pleat
we would pleat
you would pleat
they would pleat
Past Conditional
I would have pleated
you would have pleated
he/she/it would have pleated
we would have pleated
you would have pleated
they would have pleated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleat - any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shapepleat - 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.pleat - pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"
fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
2.pleat - fold into pleats, "Pleat the cloth"
fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"

pleat

noun
1. fold, crease, gather, tuck, pucker, crimp There was a row of starched pleats on her cap.
verb
1. fold, crease, gather, tuck, pucker, crimp large baggy trousers, pleated at the front

pleat

noun
A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
verb
To bend together or make a crease in so that one part lies over another:
Translations
ثَنْيَه، طَيَّهيَثْني، يَطْوي
plisovatskladzáhyb
forsyne med læglæg
redőz
fellinggera fellingar
klostuotasklostuoti
ielocelikt ielocesplisēt
plisovať
kıvrımplipli yapmak

pleat

[pliːt]
A. Npliegue m, doblez m; [of skirt] → tabla f
B. VTplisar, plegar

pleat

[ˈpliːt] n (in skirt)pli m

pleat

nFalte f
vtfälteln

pleat

[pliːt]
1. npiega
2. vtpieghettare

pleat

(pliːt) noun
a fold sewn or pressed into cloth etc. a skirt with pleats.
verb
to make pleats in.
ˈpleated adjective
a pleated skirt.
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