- 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 platting
He then brought him into his cave, and gave him some platting to do.The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March
And they clothed him with purple: and, platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon him.
How soon will you be platting your Sunflower Ranch into town lots for the new town that I hear is to be started down your way?Winning the Wilderness
Margaret Hill McCarter
Long before any incorporation or any platting of town sites there was much activity in this locality.
Platting, plat′ing, n. the process of making interwoven work: such work itself.
- 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 platting
"to interweave," late 14c., variant of plait (v.). Related: Platted; platting.
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