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PLAIT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does plait mean? 

PLAIT (noun)
  The noun PLAIT has 2 senses:

1. a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
2. any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape

  Familiarity information: PLAIT used as a noun is rare.


PLAIT (verb)
  The verb PLAIT has 2 senses:

1. make by braiding or interlacing
2. weave into plaits

  Familiarity information: PLAIT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLAIT (noun)


Sense 1plait [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

braid; plait; tress; twist

Hypernyms ("plait" is a kind of...):

coif; coiffure; hair style; hairdo; hairstyle (the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plait"):

queue (a braid of hair at the back of the head)

pigtail (a plait of braided hair)


Sense 2plait [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pleat; plait

Hypernyms ("plait" is a kind of...):

bend; crease; crimp; flexure; fold; plication (an angular or rounded shape made by folding)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plait"):

box pleat (a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it)

inverted pleat (a box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward)

kick pleat (pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking)

knife pleat (a single pleat turned in one direction)

tuck (a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place)


PLAIT (verb)


Sense 1plait [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make by braiding or interlacing

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

braid; plait; lace

Context example:

lace a tablecloth

Hypernyms (to "plait" is one way to...):

tissue; weave (create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton)

Domain category:

handicraft (a craft that requires skillful hands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2plait [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Weave into plaits

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

plait hair

Hypernyms (to "plait" is one way to...):

interweave; weave (interlace by or as it by weaving)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They plait their hair


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