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plat

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[ plat ]
/ plæt /
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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.
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Origin of plat

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

Other definitions for plat (2 of 4)

plat2
[ 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

Other definitions for plat (3 of 4)

plat-

variant of platy-.

Other definitions for plat (4 of 4)

plat.

abbreviation
plateau.
platoon.
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British Dictionary definitions for plat (1 of 2)

plat1
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for plat (2 of 2)

plat2
/ (plæt) /

noun, verb plats, platting or platted dialect
a variant spelling of plait

Word Origin for plat

C16: variant of plait
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