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

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.
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

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animals begin with r
animals starting with k