- 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
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Examples from the Web for platted
Crowheart was platted on a sagebrush "bench" on a spur of a branch railroad.The Lady Doc
When a surveyor, Mr. Lincoln first platted the town of Petersburg, Ill.Lincoln's Yarns and Stories
Alexander K. McClure
Franklin street, now Eleventh street east, was as far as was platted.History of Linn County Iowa
Luther A. Brewer
It is the county-seat of Furnas county, was platted in 1871.To and Through Nebraska
Frances I. Sims Fulton
We merely took a survey and platted the town, but took up no land.Then and Now
- 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 platted
"to interweave," late 14c., variant of plait (v.). Related: Platted; platting.
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