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English noun: plait

1. plait (body) a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Synonymsbraid, tress, twist

Broader (hypernym)coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle

Narrower (hyponym)pigtail, queue

2. plait (artifact) any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape


Broader (hypernym)bend, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication

Narrower (hyponym)box pleat, inverted pleat, kick pleat, knife pleat, tuck

English verb: plait

1. plait (creation) make by braiding or interlacing

SamplesLace a tablecloth.

Synonymsbraid, lace

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)tissue, weave

Domain categoryhandicraft

2. plait (contact) weave into plaits

SamplesPlait hair.

ExamplesThey plait their hair

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)interweave, weave

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