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PLEAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pleat mean? 

PLEAT (noun)
  The noun PLEAT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: PLEAT used as a noun is very rare.


PLEAT (verb)
  The verb PLEAT has 2 senses:

1. pleat or gather into a ruffle
2. fold into pleats,

  Familiarity information: PLEAT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLEAT (noun)


Sense 1pleat [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 ("pleat" 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 "pleat"):

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)


PLEAT (verb)


Sense 1pleat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pleat or gather into a ruffle

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pleat; ruffle

Context example:

ruffle the curtain fabric

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

fold; fold up; turn up (bend or lay so that one part covers the other)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2pleat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fold into pleats,

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

plicate; pleat

Context example:

Pleat the cloth

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

fold; fold up; turn up (bend or lay so that one part covers the other)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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