from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fold in cloth made by doubling the material upon itself and then pressing or stitching it into place.
- transitive v. To press or arrange in pleats: pleat a skirt; pleat curtains.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fold in the fabric of a garment, as a part of the design of the garment, with the purpose of adding controlled fullness or taking up excess fabric. There are many types of pleats, differing in their construction and appearance.
- v. To form one or more pleats in a piece of fabric or a garment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See plait.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See plait.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
- v. fold into pleats,
- v. pleat or gather into a ruffle
The pleat is the signature of the Perry Ellis fashion house, dating back to the 1980s, when the shirt style was a hip status symbol.
I couldn't tell the difference between a "pleat" and the two things you keep between them.
The collection has the soft and flowing look, such as pleat skirt, frill shirt, winged halter dress, one-shoulder dress and hooded tunic smoothed on the waist.
At the King David Hotel, I changed into the dress I had inherited from my bubbe Mary—of her own design, it was beige with brown embroidered flowers, a darted bodice, and a lovely bowed kick pleat in the back.
… And history books are now pleat of their sins against America, too.
History is pleat with examples of how societies oppress and control other human beings through degradation and disassociation to individual Liberties and Human Rights.
They are lined up facing the court, navy kick-pleat skirts, black and white saddle shoes, snowy white sweaters, largeSMSembroidered over their budding breasts.
By fashion standards, Alberta Ferretti's eyelash pleat dress on TV personality Cat Deeley and Monique Lhuillier's rose-covered ballgown, modeled by Garcelle Beauvais, were standouts.
In his introduction, King makes a pleat for readers to bring back to life short-story collections that are going the way of Dickens and James.
If you need to access storage underneath, add another pleat in the middle.