plait

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From Old French pleit, from Latin plecto, which is akin to Old Norse flétta (Danish flette) and to Russian сплетать (spletatʹ).

Noun[edit]

plait (plural plaits)

  1. A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat.
    a box plait
    • Addison
      the plaits and foldings of the drapery
  2. A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.

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plait (third-person singular simple present plaits, present participle plaiting, simple past and past participle plaited)

  1. (transitive) To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.
  2. (transitive) To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      Her abundant hair, of a dark and glossy brown, was neatly plaited and coiled above an ivory column that rose straight from a pair of gently sloping shoulders, clearly outlined beneath the light muslin frock that covered them.

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plait

  1. Alternative form of plaît.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French plait, plet.

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plait (plural plaits)

  1. an argument or debate

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plait m (oblique plural plaiz, nominative singular plaiz, nominative plural plait)

  1. agreement
  2. argument; dispute
  3. court (of law)
  4. plea; ask; demand

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