Definitions for: Plait


[n] any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
[n] a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
[v] weave into plaits; "plait hair"
[v] make by braiding



Webster (1913) Definition: Plait, n. [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.]
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. (Med.) Same as Plica.


Plait, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plaited; p. pr. & vb. n.
Plaiting.]
1. To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait
a ruffle.

2. To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat;
as, to plait hair; to plait rope.

Synonyms: braid, braid, lace, pleat, tress, twist

See Also: bend, box pleat, coiffure, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, hair style, hairdo, interweave, inverted pleat, kick pleat, knife pleat, pigtail, plication, queue, tissue, tuck, weave, weave

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