from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A braid, especially of hair.
- noun A pleat.
- transitive verb To braid.
- transitive verb To pleat.
- transitive verb To make by braiding.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To fold; double in narrow strips: as, to
plaita gown or a sleeve. See plaitingand box-plaiting.
- To braid; interweave the locks or strands of: as, to
- To mat; felt.
- To twist; twine.
- noun A flattened gather or fold; an over-lapping fold made by doubling cloth or some similar fabric in narrow strips upon itself.
- noun A braid, as of hair, straw, etc.
- noun Rope-yarn strands braided into sennit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat.
- noun A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.
- noun (Med.) Same as
- transitive verb To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat.
- transitive verb To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A flat
fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait.
- noun A
braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.
- verb transitive To
fold; to doublein narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.
- verb transitive To
interweavethe strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb make by braiding or interlacing
- verb weave into plaits
- noun a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
- noun any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
In each iteration, the plait is copied, and a transformation is applied.
The stitch shown in fig. 69, known as plait or Cretan, is commonly seen on Cretan and other Eastern embroideries.
Now, whoever she was with, there was always one as well, she was never alone now, not in the street, not at home; of this the plait was the sacred symbol.
Jeanine is about to "plait" or braid Suzy's hair when we get back from town. ill be sure to post pics :
Here it was that he discovered that her wrists were bound together behind her back with a kind of plait of thongs so intricate that he was quite unable to release them.
The lively old woman was sitting close against her bit of fire, on her left a small deal table which held her cold potatoes and cold bacon; on her right a tiny window and window-sill whereon lay her coil of "plait" and the simple straw-splitting machine she had just been working.
-- When the vertical stitches are laid, a kind of plait is formed in the following way.
"Musshoo, s'il vous plait, which is la direction pour aller à le Palais
"Musshoo, s'il vous plait, which is la direction pour aller à Thomas
I smiled when I saw her, one plait loose and the other still held in place with a ribbon, proof of all the mischief in the school bus.