Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To plait or braid.
  • n. A braid.
  • n. A piece of land; a plot.
  • n. A map showing actual or planned features, such as streets and building lots.
  • transitive v. To make a plat of: plat a new town.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A braid.
  • v. To braid, to plait.
  • n. A plot of land; a lot.
  • n. A map showing property lines, especially as a legal document.
  • v. To create a plat, to lay out streets and building lots; to map.
  • n. Abbreviation for platinum coins, a currency used in the massively multiplayer online game Ultima Online.
  • n. The flat or broad side of a sword.
  • n. A plot; a plan; a design; a diagram, map, or chart.
  • v. To strike with the hand; slap.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Plain; flat; level.
  • adv. Plainly; flatly; downright.
  • adv. Flatly; smoothly; evenly.
  • n. Work done by platting or braiding; a plait.
  • n. A small piece or plot of ground laid out with some design, or for a special use; usually, a portion of flat, even ground.
  • n. The flat or broad side of a sword.
  • n. A plot; a plan; a design; a diagram; a map; a chart.
  • transitive v. To form by interlaying interweaving; to braid; to plait.
  • transitive v. To lay out in plats or plots, as ground.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strike with the hand; strike.
  • To make a ground-plan of; map or plot; lay down on paper: as, to plat a tract of land; to plat a town.
  • Flat; level; plain.
  • Specifically, in lace-making, flat and of uniform texture: said of the sprigs or flowers; hence, in general, noting the sprigs of bobbinlace, which are flat, as compared with those of needle-point lace, which may have relief.
  • n. A beam or plank laid horizontally; a horizontal timber.
  • n. A large flat stone used as the landing-place of a stair.
  • n. The flat side of a sword.
  • n. The sole of the foot. Compare plant.
  • n. In mining, an enlargement of a level where it connects with a shaft used for raising ore, its object being to facilitate that operation, especially in mines where the ore is raised in kibbles.
  • Flatly; plainly; bluntly.
  • Smoothly; evenly.
  • To lay down flat or evenly; spread.
  • To iuterweave; make or shape by interweaving; wattle; plait. See plait.
  • To embrace.
  • n. A plot or patch of land laid off for or devoted to some particular purpose: as, a garden-ptat; a plat of ground.
  • n. A flat representation of such plots or patches; a map or plan.
  • n. A plan or design; scheme; plot.
  • n. A plaited or braided thing; something produced by plaiting or interweaving: as, straw plat for hats; a plat of hair.
  • n. Nautical, a braid of foxes. See fox, 4.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a map showing planned or actual features of an area (streets and building lots etc.)
  • v. make a plat of

Etymologies

Middle English platen, alteration of plaiten, to fold, braid; see plait.
Middle English, probably alteration (influenced by plat, something flat) of plot; see plot.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English platten, pletten, from Old English plættan ("to buffet, strike, slap, smack, to give a sounding blow"), from Proto-Germanic *platjanan (“to strike, beat”), from Proto-Indo-European *b(e)lad-, *b(e)led- (“to strike, beat”). Cognate with Middle Dutch platten, pletten ("to strike, bruise, crush, rub"; > Dutch pletteren), German platzen ("to burst, split, break up, bounce"), Swedish plätta ("to tap, pat"). Compare Old English plætt ("slap, smack, a sounding blow"). See pat. (Wiktionary)
Middle English, akin to plait. (Wiktionary)
From Early Modern English platte, a variation (probably dialectal) of plot. More at plot. (Wiktionary)
Abbreviation for platinum. (Wiktionary)
Related to flat? (Wiktionary)

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  • While a councilor would ordinarily be immune from legal action pertaining to a vote he cast, F&M is arguing that approving a plat is a ministerial action, not discretionary or legislative, and therefore legislative immunity does not apply.

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  • A plat is the layout of houses, which needs approval from the village before property can be sold, Hatfield said.

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  • Two, they could opt not to do the assessment and place a statement on the final plat (a plat is a map of proposed changes to a piece of property) indicating that - although that only does any good if the buyer reviews the plans.

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  • The dam was referred to as a plat number under the common area included in closing paperwork for homeowners, but it was not explicitly referred to as a dam or pond.

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  • The actors were merely furnished with a "plat," or plot of the performance, and were required to fill in and complete the outline, as their own ingenuity might suggest.

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  • So they threw their plates against the jail cell walls - "plat," he says, trying to verbalize what that might sound like - and ate their dinner as it ran in rivers to the stone floor.

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  • I often see a character spamming messages in the / advice channel between 1-4 times per hour offering services to PL players from 20 to 50 for "plat".

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  • In March 1748, William Fairfax hired James Genn, surveyor of Prince William County, to plat some of the Fairfax lands in the Shenandoah Valley.

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  • The entire Republican party runs on the plat form that they are all moral beacons and therefore put their party, not just individual members, up for scrutiny.

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  • To our utter astonishment, we discovered among the rocks a green plat of considerable dimensions, gay with honeysuckles more luxuriant and more odorous than even those which thrive so greatly in the climate of Andalusia.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 5 ch. 1

    September 19, 2008