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pleat

play
verb \ ˈplēt \

Definition of pleat

transitive verb
1 :fold; especially :to arrange in pleats
  • pleat a skirt
2 :plait 2

pleater

noun

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Origin and Etymology of pleat

Middle English pleten, from pleit, plete plait

pleat Synonyms

Synonyms
plait, plat, braid
Related Words
interlace, interweave, weave

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pleat

noun

Definition of pleat

:a fold in cloth made by doubling material over on itself; also :something resembling such a fold

pleatless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of pleat in a Sentence

  1. Her skirt has pleats at the waist.

Recent Examples of pleat from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of pleat

Middle English plete


PLEAT Defined for English Language Learners

pleat

noun

Definition of pleat for English Language Learners

  • : a fold in cloth that is made by folding the material onto itself


PLEAT Defined for Kids

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pleat

play
verb \ ˈplēt \

Definition of pleat for Students

pleated; pleating
:to arrange in folds made by doubling material over on itself

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pleat

noun

Definition of pleat for Students

:a fold (as in cloth) made by doubling material over on itself


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