plats

plat

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

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plat

2 [plat]
noun
1.
a plait or braid.
verb (used with object), platted, platting.
2.
to plait; braid.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; variant of plait

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plat1 (plæt)
 
n
a small area of ground; plot
 
[C16 (also occurring in Middle English in place names): originally variant of plot²]

plat2 (plæt)
 
n, —vb , plats, platting, platted
a variant spelling of plait
 
[C16: variant of plait]

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plat
"piece of ground," 1517, from plot (q.v.), assimilated to adj. plat "flat," from O.Fr. plat, perhaps from V.L. *plattus, from Gk. platys "flat, wide, broad" (see place (n.)).
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