plait

noun
\ ˈplāt How to pronounce plait (audio) , ˈplat How to pronounce plait (audio) \

Definition of plait

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : pleat
2 : a braid of material (such as hair or straw) specifically : pigtail

plait

verb
plaited; plaiting; plaits

Definition of plait (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

2a : to interweave the strands or locks of : braid
b : to make by plaiting plait a basket

Other Words from plait

Verb

plaiter noun

Synonyms for plait

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of plait in a Sentence

Noun She wore her hair in plaits. she wore a plait down her back that reached her waist Verb My mum taught me how to plait my own hair. plaited the doll's hair so it wouldn't tangle
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The ponytail has a simple plait that wasn't braided all the way through, leaving the last fourth of the Kanekalon hair to sit freely at the end. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 8 Oct. 2021 The Big, Important Themes also get a little heavy-handed in the way this season weaves Brooke’s personal story together with the intertwining plait of her patients. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 The Big, Important Themes also get a little heavy-handed in the way this season weaves Brooke’s personal story together with the intertwining plait of her patients. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 The Big, Important Themes also get a little heavy-handed in the way this season weaves Brooke’s personal story together with the intertwining plait of her patients. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 The Big, Important Themes also get a little heavy-handed in the way this season weaves Brooke’s personal story together with the intertwining plait of her patients. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 The Big, Important Themes also get a little heavy-handed in the way this season weaves Brooke’s personal story together with the intertwining plait of her patients. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 The Big, Important Themes also get a little heavy-handed in the way this season weaves Brooke’s personal story together with the intertwining plait of her patients. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 The Big, Important Themes also get a little heavy-handed in the way this season weaves Brooke’s personal story together with the intertwining plait of her patients. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Price was wearing a blue summer dress and her thick hair was plaited in two French braids. Deneen L. Brown, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2019 Nishia’s hair is still plaited into the dark blue braids that Ashlynn did for her – new hair for the start of school. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, 5 Sep. 2019 Her hair was plaited into dreadlocks, covered with thick paste, and finished with tassels that looked like cows’ tails. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Dec. 2018 With heads of bisque, eyes of glass, and wigs of human hair—carefully plaited and curled—they are flawlessly composed and quite contained. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, 17 Nov. 2018 Another clip showcases the star using her plait as a prop in her choreography. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, 1 Aug. 2018 Her pigtails were perfect, each plaited into a tight, long braid and secured with a ribbon. Longreads, 26 June 2018 Everyone’s coiffure was sectioned and plaited and sculpted by Nena Soul Fly to depict ancient Nigerian styles; their baby hairs were laid down as an ode to modern-day black and Latino communities, says Lu. Kate Branch, Vogue, 14 May 2018 The braid was center-parted and plaited down the center of her back. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of plait

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plait

Noun

Middle English pleit, from Anglo-French pleit, plei, pli, from Vulgar Latin *plicitum, from neuter of Latin plicitus, past participle of plicare to fold — more at ply

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“Plait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plait. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for plait

plait

noun

English Language Learners Definition of plait

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an arrangement of hair made by weaving three sections together : braid

plait

verb

English Language Learners Definition of plait (Entry 2 of 2)

: to twist together three pieces of (hair, rope, etc.) : braid

plait

noun
\ ˈplāt How to pronounce plait (audio) , ˈplat \

Kids Definition of plait

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a flat braid (as of hair)

plait

verb
plaited; plaiting

Kids Definition of plait (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : to make by braiding The man was plaiting a basket.

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