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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English platten, whence also plait.

NounEdit

plat (plural plats)

  1. A braid; a plait (of hair).
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, A Lover’s Complaint:
      Her hair, nor loose, nor tied in formal plat, / Proclaimed in her a careless hand of pride.
    • c. 1806, record in the journals of Lewis and Clark, recorded in The United States Exploration Anthology (2013, →ISBN):
      they also wear a cap or cup on the head formed of beargrass and cedar bark. the men also frequently attatch[sic] some small ornament to a small plat of hair on the center of the crown of their heads.
    • 1830, The Ladies’ Museum, volume 31, page 59:
      [] hair ornamented with a bandeau of gold on one side of the forehead, with a large pearl in the centre of the bandeau; on the opposite side is a plat of hair.
  2. Material produced by braiding or interweaving, especially a material of interwoven straw from which straw hats are made.
    • 1824, New Material for Straw Plat, in The New England Farmer, volume 2, page 316:
      The large silver medal and twenty guineas, were this Session given to Miss Sophia Woodhouse, (Mrs. Wells,) of Weathersfield, in Connecticut, United States, for a new Material for Straw Plat.
    • 1829, On British Leghorn Plat for Hats and Bonnets, by Lady Harriet Bernard, in Gill’s Technological Repository, volume 4, page 381:
      Her Ladyship, in a letter to A. Aikin, Esq., [] dated Castle Bernard, Ireland, Oct. 19, 1827, states that she has made some improvement in the mode of preparing the rye-straw, which is the material for plat employed in the school under her ladyship’s patronage.
    • 1842, The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, volume 23:
      Mr. Corston states that 781,605 straw hats had been imported from 1794 to 1803; and that in the last four years of that period 5281 lbs. of straw-plat, which was equal to 26,405 hats, had also been brought to this country.
    • 2000, Whittington Bernard Johnson, Race Relations in the Bahamas, 1784–1834:
      Eleuthera made palmetto plat for hats, arrowroot, and casaba starch.
    • 2002, John McAllister Ulrich, Signs of Their Times →ISBN, page 45
      The most detailed example of this particular mode of production occurs in the section of Cottage Economy devoted to the making of straw plat for hats, fashioned from raw material grown in England.

VerbEdit

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

  1. To braid, to plait.
    • Matthew 27.29 (KJV):
      And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head.
    • 1844, Thomas Jefferson Jacobs, Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures in the Pacific Ocean, page 349:
      A customer hailed him; he placed the stool on the ground, and the customer seated himself upon it, while the barber shaved his face, platted his hair, and washed his hands []
    • 2006, Elka Paquette, Taboo →ISBN, page 100:
      She platted her hair in segments the night before, so that today she’d have a rippling effect through her hair.

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

plat (plural plats)

  1. A plot of land; a lot.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, partition 2, section 2, member 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 [].
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost:
      This flowery plat, the sweet recess of Eve.
    • 1833, Alfred Tennyson, The Blackbird:
      O Blackbird! sing me something well: / While all the neighbors shoot thee round, / I keep smooth plats of fruitful ground, / Where thou may’st warble, eat, and dwell.
    • 1914, The Maine Catholic Historical Magazine, volume 2, page 22:
      [] a favorite resting-place for the poet, a low stone seat under a huge live-oak with a formal plat of grass and a stone seat opposite.
  2. A map showing property lines (delineating one or more plots of land), especially as a legal document.
    • 1580, Richard Hakluyt, Notes given to Arthur Pet and Charles Jackman:
      For which cause I wish you to note all the islands, and to set them down in [a] plat.
    • 1888, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Indiana:
      A husband can not, without authority from his wife, plat her land, and the fact that the land which he assumes to plat was omitted by mistake from a previous plat made and acknowledged by her can make no difference.
    • 2002, Real Estate Principles →ISBN, page 75:
      The purpose of the preapplication conference is to allow the developer to meet informally with the planning board before going to the expense of preparing a formal plat.
    • 2005, Aharon Varady, Bond Hill: Origin and Transformation of a 19th Century Cincinnati Metro-Suburb →ISBN, page 76:
      In 1877, a formal plat of the unincorporated village was published (see figure 34).
  3. (obsolete) A plot, a scheme.
    • 1582 July 9, letter from Robert Bowes to Francis Walsingham, The Correspondence of Robert Bowes (1842):
      Besides some care is taken, so far as conveniently can be, both to give regard to the further spring of any matter tending to the entry or execution of any other or evil plat, and also upon the sight thereof, to have timely recourse to the King, []
    • 1589, George Puttenham, The Arte of English Poesie:
      So shall our plat in this one point be larger and much surmount that which Stanlhurst first tooke in hand.

VerbEdit

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

  1. To create a plat (formal plan of property lines), to lay out streets and building lots; to map.
    • 1902 June 19, Ellen Dawson et al. vs. Robert Broome, reported in Reports of Cases Heard and Determined in the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, volume 24 (1903), page 371
      He platted his land, extending the lateral lines of the lots south of Shore, or India street, indefinitely out into the river.
    • 1888, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Indiana:
      A husband can not, without authority from his wife, plat her land, and the fact that the land which he assumes to plat was omitted by mistake from a previous plat made and acknowledged by her can make no difference.
    • 1913 January 6, Tesson v. H. K. Porter Co. (Supreme Court of Pennsylvania), reported in The Atlantic Reporter, volume 86, page 278:
      [] it may vacate a street where the original Owner has merely platted his land to conform to streets already located and established by the municipality, where no lot has been sold by such owner prior to such vacation.
    • 2004, Alan A Lew, ‎Carolyn Cartier, Seductions of Place
      Vistas in San Francisco—a city whose real estate development platted out land geometrically and gridded over a series of hills—offer vertical, stunning viewscapes of architecture and the Bay, natural and built environments.

Etymology 3Edit

From Old French plat, from Vulgar Latin *plattus, probably from Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús). Compare French plat, Italian piatto, Dutch plat (flat), German platt (flat). Doublet of flat.

AdjectiveEdit

plat (comparative more plat, superlative most plat)

  1. (obsolete) Flat; level; (by extension) on the level, frank.
    • c. 1390, John Gower, Confessio Amantis, book 1:
      He leyeth downe his one care all plat / Unto the grounde, []
    • c. 1400, John Lydgate, poem, commented upon by Thomas Gray and printed in The Works of Thomas Gray, volume 5, page 305:
      But, crying mercy, the emperour lay plat on the ground.
    • 1889, Henry Morley, Early Prose Romances: The history of Reynard the Fox, page 149:
      But else, hold alway[sic] your tail fast between your legs that he catch you not thereby; and hold down your ears lying plat after your head that he hold you not thereby; and see wisely to yourself.
    • 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company:
      But now, youngster, I have answered you freely, and I trow it is time that you answered me. Let things be plat and plain between us. I am a man who shoots straight at his mark.
    • 2011, Gordon Kendall, MHRA Tudor & Stuart Translations, volume 7.II: Gavin Douglas, The Aenid (1513) →ISBN, page 638:
      The whirling wheel and speedy swift axle-tree / Smat down to ground, and on the earth lay plat.

AdverbEdit

plat (comparative more plat, superlative most plat)

  1. (obsolete) Plainly; flatly.
    • c. 1360, Chaucer, The Romaunt of the Rose:
      But, sir, ye lie, I tell you plat.
    • c. 1547‒1555, John Hooper, A Declaration of the Ten Commandments, published by the Parker Society in 1843:
      Fourth, see [that] thou hide nothing, nor dissemble, but speak plat, and plainly as much as thou knowest.
    • c. 1584‒1656, Joseph Hall:
      But single out, and say once plat and plain / That coy Matrona is a courtesan;

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Substantivization of the archaic adjective plat (compare French plat (flat)), from Old Occitan, from Vulgar Latin *plattus, from Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús, flat).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

plat m (plural plats)

  1. plate
  2. dish

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From platit (to pay) derived from Proto-Slavic *platъ (a piece of cloth),[1] as pieces of cloth were used as currency. Possibly cognate with plátno (canvas, linen).

NounEdit

plat m

  1. salary
    nástupní plat — starting salary
    základní plat — basic salary
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

plat

  1. genitive plural of plato

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ plat in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007

Further readingEdit

  • plat in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • plat in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

plat

  1. inane, lacking inspiration, corny, insipid
    • 2016, Anne Strandvad, Vejen til Sofie, Lindhardt og Ringhof →ISBN
      De ting, hun lavede, var platte og måtte klemmes ud af pligt. Først når de andre spillede dem, blev de til andet end livløse slag på klaveret.
      The things she made were uninspired and had to be squeezed out by duty. It was only when others played them that they became anything else than lifeless beatings on the piano.
    • 2006, Min krønike: 1932-1979, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN, page 150
      Jeg fandt, at især de sidste fire linjer i visen var platte og stødende.
      I found that, in particular, the last four lines in the song were inane and offensive.
    • 2016, Jørgen Thorgaard, Kolonien, Lindhardt og Ringhof →ISBN
      Enhver var af den opfattelse, Ladegaards morsomheder var platte.
      Everyone was of the view that Ladegaard's jokes were corny.
    • 2011, Irene Oestrich, Slip bekymringerne, Politikens Forlag →ISBN
      ... at de syntes Carolines bemærkninger var platte, ...
      ... that they felt Caroline's remarks to be stupid, ...
    • 1986, Eske Holm, Den erotiske handel: roman
      Mænds fascination af Martin berørte ham meget lidt. Han syntes dog bøsserne var besværlige – han syntes, de oftest var platte og seksuelt fikserede.
      The fascination that men held for Martin affected him very little. He did however feel that the gays were troublesome – he felt that they were most often insipid and sexually fixated.

InflectionEdit

Inflection of plat
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular plat plattere plattest2
Neuter singular plat plattere plattest2
Plural platte plattere plattest2
Definite attributive1 platte plattere platteste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /plɑt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑt

Etymology 1Edit

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AdjectiveEdit

plat (comparative platter, superlative platst)

  1. flat
    De wereld is plat.
    The world is flat.
  2. of soft consistency
    platte kaas
    soft cheese (quark, creamy cheese)
    platte kak
    soft stool
InflectionEdit
Inflection of plat
uninflected plat
inflected platte
comparative platter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial plat platter het platst
het platste
indefinite m./f. sing. platte plattere platste
n. sing. plat platter platste
plural platte plattere platste
definite platte plattere platste
partitive plats platters
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Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

plat n (uncountable)

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

AdjectiveEdit

plat (comparative platter, superlative platst)

  1. as one’s local dialect
  2. (by extension) common, rural, vulgar
    een platte mop
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. flat

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

plat m (plural plats)

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

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

plat

  1. Romanization of 𐍀𐌻𐌰𐍄

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. a footbridge

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French plat.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

plat m, n (feminine singular plată, masculine plural plați, feminine and neuter plural plate)

  1. flat, level, even

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

plat n (plural [please provide])

  1. The high first tone in Hanyu pinyin

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SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. salary

DeclensionEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • plat in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk