See also: plaît
- 1 English
- 2 French
- 3 Middle English
- 4 Old French
plait (plural plaits)
- A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat.
- a box plait
- the plaits and foldings of the drapery
- A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.
braid — see braid
- (transitive) To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat
- to plait a ruffle
- (transitive) To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid
- to plait hair
- plaiting rope
- 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, chapter I, in The House Behind the Cedars:
- 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.
to double in narrow folds — see pleat
to interweave — see braid
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- This spelling was a product of the 1990 French spelling reforms.