Definition of Pleat

1. Noun. Any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape.

Exact synonyms: Plait
Specialized synonyms: Box Pleat, Inverted Pleat, Kick Pleat, Knife Pleat, Tuck
Generic synonyms: Bend, Crease, Crimp, Flexure, Fold, Plication
Derivative terms: Plait



2. Verb. Pleat or gather into a ruffle. "Ruffle the curtain fabric"
Exact synonyms: Ruffle
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Derivative terms: Pleating, Ruffle

3. Verb. Fold into pleats,. "Pleat the cloth"
Exact synonyms: Plicate
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Derivative terms: Plication, Plication

Definition of Pleat

1. n. & v. t. See Plait.

Definition of Pleat

1. Noun. (sewing) A fold in the fabric of a garment, as a part of the design of the garment, with the purpose of adding controlled fullness or taking up excess fabric. There are many types of pleats, differing in their construction and appearance. ¹

2. Noun. A plait. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To form one or more pleats in a piece of fabric or a garment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pleat

1. to fold in an even manner [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleat

pleasure trip
pleasurecraft
pleasured
pleasuredome
pleasuredomes
pleasureful
pleasurefully
pleasureless
pleasurer
pleasurers
pleasures
pleasuring
pleasurist
pleasurists
pleasurization
pleat (current term)
pleated
pleater
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pleather
pleathers
pleating
pleating to the sett
pleating to the stripe
pleatings
pleatless
pleatlike
pleats
pleb
plebbier

Literary usage of Pleat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, A Commentary by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1794)
"... that the common pleat and exchequer were gradually ... tions wholly diili'ift from it ; and that the ft-pa ration of the common pleat ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Roger Meeson, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, William Newland Welsby, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1845)
"... Exch. of pleat, the latter will be substantially without remedy. The case of Foster v. Pointer was decided with reference to the argument which was ..."

3. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"One of the two Companies appointed to i* be raised on the Banks of this River, being not yet com- Ag*i pleat, which was to be commanded by Capt. ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1793)
"Common pleat. He alfo prayed, that moving for leave «o bring in a bill for he might be discharged out of ..."

5. The Jurist by Great Britain Courts (1865)
"... pleat.] THE JURIST.—REPORTS. [Common pleat.] appointed under the said local I, c.xrr, did not purchase the rights of the ..."

6. The universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1731)
"... and afterwards nude M file off, to fee if the companies be a» pleat or to receive their pay, 6*. REVILE, reviling, reproaching. ..."

7. An Analytical Digest of the Cases Published in the New Series of the Law by Francis Towers Streeten, Henry John Hodgson (1852)
"(f) pleat of Justification. A declaration in libel alleged that the libel stated ... (A) Several pleat. The general issue and a special plea of apology and ..."

8. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, A Commentary by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1794)
"... that the common pleat and exchequer were gradually ... tions wholly diili'ift from it ; and that the ft-pa ration of the common pleat ..."

9. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Roger Meeson, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, William Newland Welsby, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1845)
"... Exch. of pleat, the latter will be substantially without remedy. The case of Foster v. Pointer was decided with reference to the argument which was ..."

10. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"One of the two Companies appointed to i* be raised on the Banks of this River, being not yet com- Ag*i pleat, which was to be commanded by Capt. ..."

11. The Gentleman's Magazine (1793)
"Common pleat. He alfo prayed, that moving for leave «o bring in a bill for he might be discharged out of ..."

12. The Jurist by Great Britain Courts (1865)
"... pleat.] THE JURIST.—REPORTS. [Common pleat.] appointed under the said local I, c.xrr, did not purchase the rights of the ..."

13. The universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1731)
"... and afterwards nude M file off, to fee if the companies be a» pleat or to receive their pay, 6*. REVILE, reviling, reproaching. ..."

14. An Analytical Digest of the Cases Published in the New Series of the Law by Francis Towers Streeten, Henry John Hodgson (1852)
"(f) pleat of Justification. A declaration in libel alleged that the libel stated ... (A) Several pleat. The general issue and a special plea of apology and ..."

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