Plat definition

plăt
To make a plat of.

Plat a new town.

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A piece of land; a plot.
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To plait or braid.
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A braid.
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A map showing actual or planned features, such as streets and building lots.
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Plateau.
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Platoon.
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(dial.) To plait or braid.
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(dial.) A plait or braid.
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A small piece of ground.
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A map or plan, esp. of a piece of land divided into building lots.
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To make a map or plan of.
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Plateau.
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(mil.) Platoon.
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A small map showing the location of a piece of property in the context of adjoining lots, roads, and landmarks; a small piece of land. Also known as plot.
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To strike with the hand; slap.
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A braid; a plait.
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To braid, to plait.
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A plot of land; a lot.
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A map showing property lines, especially as a legal document.
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To create a plat, to lay out streets and building lots; to map.
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(online gaming) Abbreviation for platinum coins, a currency used in the massively multiplayer online game Ultima Online.
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(obsolete) The flat or broad side of a sword.

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(obsolete, UK, dialect) A plot; a plan; a design; a diagram, map, or chart.
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(obsolete) Plain; flat; level.

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(obsolete) Plainly; flatly; downright.
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(obsolete) Flatly; smoothly; evenly.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
plat
Plural:
plats

Origin of plat

  • Middle English probably alteration (influenced by plat something flat) of plot plot

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English platen alteration of plaiten to fold, braid plait

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English platten, pletten, from Old English plættan (“to buffet, strike, slap, smack, to give a sounding blow”), from Proto-Germanic *platjaną (“to strike, beat”), from Proto-Indo-European *b(e)lad-, *b(e)led- (“to strike, beat”). Cognate with Middle Dutch platten, pletten ("to strike, bruise, crush, rub"; > Dutch pletteren), German platzen (“to burst, split, break up, bounce”), Swedish plätta (“to tap, pat”). Compare Old English plætt (“slap, smack, a sounding blow”). See pat.

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  • From Early Modern English platte, a variation (probably dialectal) of plot. More at plot.

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  • Abbreviation for platinum.

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  • Related to flat?

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