plat

1
[ plat ]
/ plæt /

noun

a plot of ground.
a plan or map, as of land.

verb (used with object), plat·ted, plat·ting.

to make a plat of; plot.

Nearby words

  1. plastometric,
  2. plastoquinone,
  3. plastotype,
  4. plastral,
  5. plastron,
  6. plat du jour,
  7. plat-,
  8. plat.,
  9. plata,
  10. plata, río de la

Origin of plat

1
1400–50; late Middle English; variant of plot, reinforced by Middle English plat flat of a sword < Old French: something flat (see plate1)

plat

2
[ plat ]
/ plæt /

noun

a plait or braid.

verb (used with object), plat·ted, plat·ting.

to plait; braid.

Origin of plat

2
1350–1400; Middle English; variant of plait

plat.

plat-

variant of platy-.
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British Dictionary definitions for plat

plat

1
/ (plæt) /

noun

a small area of ground; plot

Word Origin for plat

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

noun, verb plats, platting or platted dialect

a variant spelling of plait

Word Origin for plat

C16: variant of plait

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Word Origin and History for plat
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