- a plot of ground.
- a plan or map, as of land.
- to make a plat of; plot.
Origin of plat1
- a plait or braid.
- to plait; braid.
Origin of plat2
1350–1400; Middle English; variant of plait
- variant of platy-.
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Examples from the Web for plat
How many of the names on the county clerk's plat will be there in fifty years?O Pioneers!
"This is plat of bottom level, and we're a mile underground," continued Mark.The Copper Princess
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.
Alice and I showed Trescott, on a plat, the place for his new home.
- a small area of ground; plot
C16 (also occurring in Middle English in place names): originally variant of plot ²
- a variant spelling of plait
C16: variant of plait
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Word Origin and History for plat
"to interweave," late 14c., variant of plait (v.). Related: Platted; platting.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper