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plat1

[plat] /plæt/
noun
1.
a plot of ground.
2.
a plan or map, as of land.
verb (used with object), platted, platting.
3.
to make a plat of; plot.
Origin of plat1
late Middle English
1400-1450
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] /plæt/
noun
1.
a plait or braid.
verb (used with object), platted, platting.
2.
to plait; braid.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English; variant of plait

plat-

1.
variant of platy-.

plat.

1.
2.
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Examples from the Web for plat
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  • Some have one dish, called the plat du jour, with cheese and fruit afterwards.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • How many of the names on the county clerk's plat will be there in fifty years?

    O Pioneers! Willa Cather
  • He employed several lunatic journeymen to plat the straw for him, but they were poorly rewarded.

  • "This is plat of bottom level, and we're a mile underground," continued Mark.

    The Copper Princess Kirk Munroe
  • At a small table one must eat, drink, and be merry, though the plat be your doom and the talk be your destruction.

  • In MS. G, "with money siches and deip grones, he plat doun."

  • This plat included the upper waterfalls within the present city limits.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • "Persian and plat carpeting" was offered for sale in 1761 by H. Van Vleck.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • Page 167: Si Dieu plat was misprinted as plit; changed here.

    Normandy G. E. Mitton
  • The following spring Viets filed the plat of his first addition.

    North Dakota Various
British Dictionary definitions for plat

plat1

/plæt/
noun
1.
a small area of ground; plot
Word Origin
C16 (also occurring in Middle English in place names): originally variant of plot²

plat2

/plæt/
noun, verb (dialect) plats, platting, platted
1.
a variant spelling of plait
Word Origin
C16: variant of plait
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Word Origin and History for 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.

v.

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

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Related Abbreviations for plat

plat.

1.
plateau
2.
platoon
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