[pleyt, plat] /pleɪt, plæt/
a braid, especially of hair or straw.
a pleat or fold, as of cloth.
verb (used with object)
to braid, as hair or straw.
to make, as a mat, by braiding.
a length of hair, ribbon, etc, that has been plaited
(in Britain) a loaf of bread of several twisting or intertwining parts
a rare spelling of pleat
(transitive) to intertwine (strands or strips) in a pattern
late 14c., “to fold, gather in pleats,” also “to braid or weave,” from Old French pleir “to fold,” variant of ploier, ployer “to fold, bend,” from Latin plicare “to fold” (see ply (v.1)). Related: Plaited; plaiting.
c.1400, “a fold, a crease,” from Anglo-French pleit, Old French ploit, earlier pleit, “fold, manner of folding,” from Latin plicatus, past participle of plicare “to lay, fold, twist” (see ply (v.1)). Meaning “interlaced strands of hair, ribbon, etc.” is from 1520s, perhaps from plait (v.).
[pley-ting, plat-ing] /ˈpleɪ tɪŋ, ˈplæt ɪŋ/ noun 1. anything that is braided or pleated. 2. collectively. [pleyt, plat] /pleɪt, plæt/ noun 1. a braid, especially of hair or straw. 2. a pleat or fold, as of cloth. verb (used with object) 3. to braid, as hair or straw. 4. to make, as a mat, by […]
[plan] /plæn/ noun 1. a scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance: battle plans. 2. a design or scheme of arrangement: an elaborate plan for seating guests. 3. a specific project or definite purpose: plans for the future. 4. Also called plan view. a drawing made to scale to represent […]
- Plan 9
operating system (Named after the classically bad, exceptionally low-budget SF film “Plan 9 from Outer Space”) An operating system developed at Bell Labs by many researchers previously intimately involved with Unix. Plan 9 is superficially Unix-like but features far finer control over the name-space (on a per-process basis) and is inherently distributed and scalable. Plan […]
[pley-ner] /ˈpleɪ nər/ adjective 1. of or relating to a geometric . 2. flat or level. /ˈpleɪnə/ adjective 1. of or relating to a plane 2. lying in one plane; flat adj. 1850, from Latin planaris “level, flat,” from planum “plane” (see plane (n.1)).