See also: Pleat

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from a variant of plait, from Old French pleit.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pliːt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːt

NounEdit

pleat (plural pleats)

 
A skirt with pleats.
 
Pleated leaves of Wachendorfia thyrsiflora
  1. (sewing) A fold in the fabric of a garment, usually a skirt, as a part of the design of the garment, with the purpose of adding controlled fullness and freedom of movement, or taking up excess fabric. There are many types of pleats, differing in their construction and appearance.
  2. (botany) A fold in an organ, usually a longitudinal fold in a long leaf such as that of palmetto, lending it stiffness.
  3. A plait.

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VerbEdit

pleat (third-person singular simple present pleats, present participle pleating, simple past and past participle pleated)

  1. (transitive) To form one or more pleats in a piece of fabric or a garment.
  2. To plait.
    pleat my hair

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

pleat

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of pleō