pleat


pleat
Synonyms and related words:
accordion pleat, aqueduct, box pleat, canal, canalization, canalize, carve, chamfer, channel, chisel, corrugate, crack, crease, crimp, crisp, cut, dado, dike, ditch, dog-ear, double, double over, enfold, engrave, entrenchment, flounce, flute, fold, fold over, fosse, frill, furrow, gash, gather, goffer, gouge, groove, gully, gutter, ha-ha, incise, infold, interfold, kennel, knife pleat, lap over, moat, plait, plat, plicate, plow, ply, quill, rabbet, rifle, ruff, ruffle, rut, score, scratch, slit, streak, striate, sunk fence, trench, trough, tuck, turn over, twill, wrinkle

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  • Pleat — (pl[=e]t), n. & v. t. See {Plait}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pleat — pleat·er; pleat; …   English syllables

  • pleat — [plēt] n. [ME pleten, var. of playten: see PLAIT] a flat double fold in cloth or other material, of uniform width and pressed or stitched in place vt. to lay and press (cloth) in a pleat or series of pleats …   English World dictionary

  • pleat´er — pleat «pleet», noun, verb. –n. a flat, usually narrow fold made in cloth by doubling it on itself, especially one of a series of folds by which the edge of a garment or drapery is symmetrically taken in. Pleats are arranged in many different… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleat — [pli:t] n [C usually plural] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: plait] a flat narrow fold in a skirt, a pair of trousers, a dress etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pleat — (v.) 1560s, used as the verb version of PLAIT (Cf. plait). Later (1580s) as a noun. Related: Pleated; pleating …   Etymology dictionary

  • pleat — ► NOUN ▪ a fold in a garment or other item made of cloth, held by stitching the top or side. ► VERB ▪ fold or form into pleats. ORIGIN variant of PLAIT(Cf. ↑plait) …   English terms dictionary

  • Pleat — A pleat (older plait) is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place. It is commonly used in clothing and upholstery to gather a wide piece of fabric to a narrower circumference. [ Picken, Mary Brooks, The… …   Wikipedia

  • pleat — I UK [pliːt] / US [plɪt] noun [countable] Word forms pleat : singular pleat plural pleats a fold in a piece of cloth, for example in a woman s skirt II UK [pliːt] / US [plɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms pleat : present tense I/you/we/they pleat… …   English dictionary

  • pleat — pleat1 [ plit ] noun count a fold in a piece of cloth, for example in a woman s skirt pleat pleat 2 [ plit ] verb transitive to make pleats in cloth ╾ pleat|ed adjective: a pleated skirt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English