American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rectangular woolen scarf of a tartan pattern worn over the left shoulder by Scottish Highlanders.
- n. Cloth with a tartan or checked pattern.
- n. A pattern of this kind.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment of woolen cloth, often having a tartan pattern. See tartan. It is a large rectangular piece of woolen stuff, and is worn in Scotland by both sexes for warmth and for protection against the weather. It is a special dress of the Highlanders, and forms part of the uniform of certain infantry regiments in the British army. A variety of the plaid is called
- n. In general, any fabric having a pattern consisting of colored bars or stripes crossing each other in imitation of the Scottish tartan.
- n. A pattern of bars crossing each other at right angles on anything.
- Ornamented with a pattern of bars or stripes of color crossing one another at right angles: said especially of textile fabrics: as, a plaid silk ribbon; a plaid waistcoat.
- adj. Having a pattern or colors which resemble a Scottish tartan; checkered or marked with bars or stripes at right angles to one another.
- v. archaic Simple past tense and past participle of play.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A rectangular garment or piece of cloth, usually made of the checkered material called tartan, but sometimes of plain gray, or gray with black stripes. It is worn by both sexes in Scotland.
- n. Goods of any quality or material of the pattern of a plaid or tartan; a checkered cloth or pattern.
- adj. Having a pattern or colors which resemble a Scotch plaid; checkered or marked with bars or stripes at right angles to one another.
- n. a cloth having a crisscross design
- Alternative forms. (Wiktionary)
- Scottish Gaelic plaide. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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