plat

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English platten, pletten, from Old English plættan (to buffet, strike, slap, smack, to give a sounding blow), from Proto-Germanic *platjaną (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.

Verb[edit]

plat (third-person singular simple present plats, present participle platting, simple past and past participle platted)

  1. (transitive) To strike with the hand; slap.

Etymology 2[edit]

Middle English, akin to plait.

Noun[edit]

plat (plural plats)

  1. A braid; a plait.
    • Shakespeare
      Her hair, nor loose, nor tied in formal plat.

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plat (third-person singular simple present plats, present participle platting, simple past and past participle platted)

  1. To braid, to plait.
    • Bible, Matthew xxvii. 29
      They had platted a crown of thorns.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Early Modern English platte, a variation (probably dialectal) of plot. More at plot.

Noun[edit]

plat (plural plats)

  1. A plot of land; a lot.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.ii.3:
      The best soil commonly yields the worst air, a dry sandy plat is fittest to build upon, and such as is rather hilly than plain []
    • Milton
      This flowery plat, the sweet recess of Eve.
    • Tennyson
      I keep smooth plat of fruitful ground.
  2. A map showing property lines, especially as a legal document.

Verb[edit]

plat (third-person singular simple present plats, present participle platting, simple past and past participle platted)

  1. To create a plat, to lay out streets and building lots; to map.

Etymology 4[edit]

Abbreviation for platinum.

Noun[edit]

plat (uncountable)

  1. (online gaming) Abbreviation for platinum coins, a currency used in the massively multiplayer online game Ultima Online.

Etymology 5[edit]

Related to flat?

Noun[edit]

plat (plural plats)

  1. (obsolete) The flat or broad side of a sword.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete, UK, dialect) A plot; a plan; a design; a diagram, map, or chart.
    • Richard Hakluyt
      To note all the islands, and to set them down in plat.

Adjective[edit]

plat (comparative more plat, superlative most plat)

  1. (obsolete) Plain; flat; level.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gower to this entry?)

Adverb[edit]

plat (comparative more plat, superlative most plat)

  1. (obsolete) Plainly; flatly; downright.
    • Rom. of R.
      But, sir, ye lie, I tell you plat.
  2. (obsolete) Flatly; smoothly; evenly.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Drant to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Noun[edit]

plat m (plural plats)

  1. plate
  2. dish

Czech[edit]

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plat m

  1. salary
    nástupní plat — starting salary
    základní plat — basic salary

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

plat (comparative platter, superlative platst)

  1. flat
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From Platduits, which originally referred to any dialect specific to the low countries.

Noun[edit]

plat n (uncountable)

  1. One's local dialect.
    Kan jij plat praten?
    Can you speak the dialect?

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plat (comparative platter, superlative platst)

  1. as one's local dialect
  2. (by extension) common, rural, vulgar
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *plattus, from Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús, broad, flat).

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plat m (feminine plate, masculine plural plats, feminine plural plates)

  1. flat

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Noun[edit]

plat m (plural plats)

  1. a flat area of ground; a flat thing; a flat dish or receptacle
  2. dish or course (served in a restaurant)

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

plat

  1. Romanization of 𐍀𐌻𐌰𐍄

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

plat m (oblique plural plaz, nominative singular plaz, nominative plural plat)

  1. a footbridge

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French plat.

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plat 4 nom/acc forms

  1. flat, level, even

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plat n

  1. The high first tone in Hanyu pinyin

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Slovak[edit]

Noun[edit]

plat m (genitive singular platu, nominative plural platy), declension pattern dub

  1. salary

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