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plait

to braid: plait the child’s hair
Not to be confused with:
plate – a flat, thin object; a shallow dish; to coat with a layer of metal: plate with silver

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 ?
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.
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.
The grass was short and green, and there were clothes-props cut from bracken stems, with lines of plaited rushes, and a heap of tiny clothes pins--but no pocket-handkerchiefs!
His hair suffered to attain to a great length, is carefully combed out, and either left to fall carelessly over his shoulders, or plaited neatly and tied up in otter skins, or parti-colored ribands.
These were so long that they reached to his feet, and both the hair and the beard were carefully plaited into many braids, and the end of each braid fastened with a bow of colored ribbon.
Swinging his scythe just as ever, and moving his feet in their big, plaited shoes with firm, little steps, he climbed slowly up the steep place, and though his breeches hanging out below his smock, and his whole frame trembled with effort, he did not miss one blade of grass or one mushroom on his way, and kept making jokes with the peasants and Levin.
She procured plain work; she plaited straw and by various means contrived to earn a pittance scarcely sufficient to support life.
Into this twilight apartment sundry nimble hands keep coiling away the long blanket-piece as if it were a great live mass of plaited serpents.
And as that famous great tierce is mystically carved in front, so the whale's vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for the emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun.
Hortense, with her rich chesnut locks so luxuriantly knotted, plaited, twisted, as if she did not know how to dispose of all their abundance, with her vermilion lips, damask cheek, and roguish laughing eye.
All her beautiful hair had been drawn back and plaited. It lay in a long braid on the sofa pillow, coiled like a golden serpent.
This upper robe concealed what at first view seemed rather inconsistent with its form, a shirt, namely, of linked mail, with sleeves and gloves of the same, curiously plaited and interwoven, as flexible to the body as those which are now wrought in the stocking-loom, out of less obdurate materials.