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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plait  \Plait\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Plaited};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  fold;  to  double  in  narrow  folds;  to  pleat;  as  to  plait 
  a  ruffle. 
  2.  To  interweave  the  strands  or  locks  of  to  braid;  to  plat; 
  as  to  plait  hair;  to  plait  rope. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Plait  \Plait\,  n.  [OE.  playte,  OF  pleit,  L.  plicatum  plicitum, 
  p.  p.  of  plicare  to  fold,  akin  to  plectere  to  plait.  See 
  {Ply},  and  cf  {Plat}  to  weave,  {Pleat},  {Plight}  fold.] 
  1.  A  flat  fold;  a  doubling,  as  of  cloth;  a  pleat;  as  a  box 
  The  plaits  and  foldings  of  the  drapery.  --Addison. 
  2.  A  braid,  as  of  hair  or  straw;  a  plat. 
  {Polish  plait}.  (Med.)  Same  as  {Plica}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  hairdo  formed  by  braiding  or  twisting  the  hair  [syn:  {braid}, 
  {tress},  {twist}] 
  2:  any  of  various  types  of  fold  formed  by  doubling  fabric  back 
  upon  itself  and  then  pressing  or  stitching  into  shape 
  [syn:  {pleat}] 
  v  1:  make  by  braiding  [syn:  {braid},  {lace}] 
  2:  weave  into  plaits;  "plait  hair" 

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