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plat1

[plat]
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noun
  1. a plot of ground.
  2. a plan or map, as of land.
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verb (used with object), plat·ted, plat·ting.
  1. to make a plat of; plot.
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Origin of plat1

1400–50; late Middle English; variant of plot, reinforced by Middle English plat flat of a sword < Old French: something flat (see plate1)

plat2

[plat]
noun
  1. a plait or braid.
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verb (used with object), plat·ted, plat·ting.
  1. to plait; braid.
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Origin of plat2

1350–1400; Middle English; variant of plait

plat.

plat-

  1. variant of platy-.
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Examples from the Web for plat

Historical Examples

  • How many of the names on the county clerk's plat will be there in fifty years?

    O Pioneers!

    Willa Cather

  • "This is plat of bottom level, and we're a mile underground," continued Mark.

  • Then Ill prepare a plat of the place and send it on to headquarters.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit

    George Randolph Chester

  • We can plat it, and within ten days we may have ouah money back.

    Aladdin &amp; Co.

    Herbert Quick

  • Alice and I showed Trescott, on a plat, the place for his new home.

    Aladdin &amp; Co.

    Herbert Quick


British Dictionary definitions for plat

plat1

noun
  1. a small area of ground; plot
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Word Origin

C16 (also occurring in Middle English in place names): originally variant of plot ²

plat2

noun, verb plats, platting or platted dialect
  1. a variant spelling of plait
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Word Origin

C16: variant of plait
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Word Origin and History for plat

n.

"piece of ground," 1510s, from plot (q.v.), assimilated to Middle English adjective plat "flat," which is from Old French plat "flat, stretched out" (see plateau (n.)). See OED for full explanation.

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v.

"to interweave," late 14c., variant of plait (v.). Related: Platted; platting.

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