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Plait vs. Weave

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Plaitnoun

A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat.

‘a box plait’;

Weaveverb

To form something by passing lengths or strands of material over and under one another.

‘This loom weaves yarn into sweaters.’;

Plaitnoun

A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.

Weaveverb

To spin a cocoon or a web.

‘Spiders weave beautiful but deadly webs.’;

Plaitverb

(transitive) To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat

‘to plait a ruffle’;

Weaveverb

To unite by close connection or intermixture.

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Plaitverb

(transitive) To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid

‘to plait hair’; ‘plaiting rope’;

Weaveverb

To compose creatively and intricately; to fabricate.

‘to weave the plot of a story’;

Plaitnoun

A flat fold; a doubling, as of cloth; a pleat; as, a box plait.

‘The plaits and foldings of the drapery.’;

Weaveverb

(intransitive) To move by turning and twisting.

‘The drunk weaved into another bar.’;

Plaitnoun

A braid, as of hair or straw; a plat.

Weaveverb

(transitive) To make (a path or way) by winding in and out or from side to side.

‘The ambulance weaved its way through the heavy traffic.’;

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Plaitverb

To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.

Weavenoun

A type or way of weaving.

‘That rug has a very tight weave.’;

Plaitverb

To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.

Weavenoun

Human or artificial hair worn to alter one's appearance, either to supplement or to cover the natural hair.

Plaitnoun

a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Weaveverb

To unite, as threads of any kind, in such a manner as to form a texture; to entwine or interlace into a fabric; as, to weave wool, silk, etc.; hence, to unite by close connection or intermixture; to unite intimately.

‘This weaves itself, perforce, into my business.’; ‘That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired silkTo deck her sons.’; ‘And for these words, thus woven into song.’;

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Plaitnoun

any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape

Weaveverb

To form, as cloth, by interlacing threads; to compose, as a texture of any kind, by putting together textile materials; as, to weave broadcloth; to weave a carpet; hence, to form into a fabric; to compose; to fabricate; as, to weave the plot of a story.

‘When she weaved the sleided silk.’; ‘Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin weaves.’;

Plaitverb

make by braiding or interlacing;

‘lace a tablecloth’;

Weaveverb

To practice weaving; to work with a loom.

Plaitverb

weave into plaits;

‘plait hair’;

Weaveverb

To become woven or interwoven.

Plaitnoun

a single length of hair, straw, rope, or other material made up of three or more interlaced strands

‘she wore her dark hair in plaits’;

Weavenoun

A particular method or pattern of weaving; as, the cassimere weave.

Plaitnoun

archaic term for pleat

Weavenoun

pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric

Plaitverb

form (hair, straw, rope, or other material) into a plait or plaits

‘her hair had been plaited and coiled at the back of her head’;

Weaveverb

interlace by or as it by weaving

Plaitverb

make (something) by forming material into a plait or plaits

‘a basket plaited from strips of flax’;

Weaveverb

create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton;

‘tissue textiles’;

Weaveverb

sway to and fro

Weaveverb

to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course;

‘the river winds through the hills’; ‘the path meanders through the vineyards’; ‘sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body’;

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