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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
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Examples from the Web for platted

Historical Examples

  • Crowheart was platted on a sagebrush "bench" on a spur of a branch railroad.

    The Lady Doc

    Caroline Lockhart

  • 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.

  • 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

    Robert Vaughn


British Dictionary definitions for platted

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 platted

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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plat

v.

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

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