plaid

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noun \ˈplad\

Definition of plaid

  1. 1 :  a rectangular length of tartan worn over the left shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume

  2. 2a :  a twilled woolen fabric with a tartan patternb :  a fabric with a pattern of tartan or an imitation of tartan

  3. 3a :  tartan 1b :  a pattern of unevenly spaced repeated stripes crossing at right angles

plaid

adjective

plaided

play \ˈpla-dəd\ adjective

Examples of plaid in a sentence

  1. She likes to wear plaids.

Origin and Etymology of plaid

Scottish Gaelic plaide


First Known Use: 1512


PLAID Defined for English Language Learners

plaid

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noun \ˈplad\

Definition of plaid for English Language Learners

  • : a pattern on cloth of stripes with different widths that cross each other to form squares

  • plaids : clothes with plaid patterns

  • : a woolen cloth with a plaid pattern that is worn over the shoulder as part of the Scottish national costume


PLAID Defined for Kids

plaid

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noun \ˈplad\

Definition of plaid for Students

  1. 1 :  a pattern consisting of rectangles formed by crossed lines of various widths

  2. 2 :  tartan

plaid

adjective a plaid skirt


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