A structured arrangement of items within certain s.
A plan for such arrangement.
The act of laying out something.
(publishing) The process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints.
(engineering) A map or a drawing of a construction site showing the position of roads, buildings or other constructions.
(electronics) A specification of an integrated circuit showing the position of the physical components that will implement the schematic in silicon.
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From (etyl) platten, pletten, from (etyl) . See pat .
(rfv-sense) To strike with the hand; slap.
* Piers Plowman (A):
- Peronelle Proude-herte platte hir to the erthe,
From (etyl) (m), whence also plait.
A braid; a plait (of hair).
* 1609 , William Shakespeare, A Lover's Complaint :
* record in the journals of Lewis and Clark, recorded in The United States Exploration Anthology (2013, ISBN 1628409932):
- Her hair, nor loose, nor tied in formal plat , / Proclaimed in her a careless hand of pride.
* 1830 , The Ladies' Museum , volume 31, page 59:
- they also wear a cap or cup on the head formed of beargrass and cedar bark. the men also frequently attatch(sic) some small ornament to a small plat of hair on the center of the crown of their heads.
Material produced by braiding or interweaving, especially a material of interwoven straw from which straw hats are made.
* 1824', ''New Material for Straw '''Plat'' , in ''The New England Farmer , volume 2, page 316:
- hair ornamented with a bandeau of gold on one side of the forehead, with a large pearl in the centre of the bandeau; on the opposite side is a plat of hair.
* 1829', ''On British Leghorn '''Plat for Hats and Bonnets, by Lady Harriet Bernard'', in ''Gill's Technological Repository , volume 4, page 381:
- The large silver medal and twenty guineas, were this Session given to Miss Sophia Woodhouse, (Mrs. Wells,) of Weathersfield, in Connecticut, United States, for a new Material for Straw Plat .
* 1842 , The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge , volume 23:
- Her Ladyship, in a letter to A. Aikin, Esq., dated Castle Bernard, Ireland, Oct. 19, 1827, states that she has made some improvement in the mode of preparing the rye-straw, which is the material for plat employed in the school under her ladyship's patronage.
* 2000 , Whittington Bernard Johnson, Race Relations in the Bahamas, 1784-1834 :
- Mr. Corston states that 781,605 straw hats had been imported from 1794 to 1803; and that in the last four years of that period 5281 lbs. of straw-plat , which was equal to 26,405 hats, had also been brought to this country.
* 2002 , John McAllister Ulrich, Signs of Their Times (ISBN 0821414011), page 45
- Eleuthera made palmetto plat for hats, arrowroot, and casaba starch.
- The most detailed example of this particular mode of production occurs in the section of Cottage Economy devoted to the making of straw plat for hats, fashioned from raw material grown in England.
To braid, to plait.
* Matthew 27.29 (KJV):
* 1844 , Thomas Jefferson Jacobs, Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures in the Pacific Ocean , page 349:
- And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head.
* 2006 , Elka Paquette, Taboo (ISBN 1427607516), page 100:
- A customer hailed him; he placed the stool on the ground, and the customer seated himself upon it, while the barber shaved his face, platted his hair, and washed his hands
- She platted her hair in segments the night before, so that today she'd have a rippling effect through her hair.
From Early Modern English platte, a variation (probably dialectal) of (whence (m)). More at (m).
A plot of land; a lot.
* , II.ii.3:
* 1667 , John Milton, Paradise Lost :
- The best soil commonly yields the worst air, a dry sandy plat is fittest to build upon, and such as is rather hilly than plain.
* 1833 , Alfred Tennyson, The Blackbird :
- This flowery plat , the sweet recess of Eve.
* 1914 , The Maine Catholic Historical Magazine , volume 2, page 22:
- O Blackbird! sing me something well: / While all the neighbors shoot thee round, / I keep smooth plats of fruitful ground, / Where thou may’st warble, eat, and dwell.
A map showing property lines (delineating one or more plots of land), especially as a legal document.
* 1580 , Richard Hakluyt, Notes given to Arthur Pet and Charles Jackman :
- a favorite resting-place for the poet, a low stone seat under a huge live-oak with a formal plat of grass and a stone seat opposite.
* 1888 , Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Indiana :
- For which cause I wish you to note all the islands, and to set them down in [a] plat .
* 2002 , Real Estate Principles (ISBN 0793141834), page 75:
- A husband can not, without authority from his wife, plat her land, and the fact that the land which he assumes to plat was omitted by mistake from a previous plat made and acknowledged by her can make no difference.
* 2005 , Aharon Varady, Bond Hill: Origin and Transformation of a 19th Century Cincinnati Metro-Suburb (ISBN 1411615948), page 76:
- The purpose of the preapplication conference is to allow the developer to meet informally with the planning board before going to the expense of preparing a formal plat .
(term-label) A plot, a scheme.
* 1582 July 9, letter from Robert Bowes to Francis Walsingham, The Correspondence of Robert Bowes (1842):
- In 1877, a formal plat of the unincorporated village was published (see figure 34).
* 1589 , George Puttenham, The Arte of English Poesie :
- Besides some care is taken, so far as conveniently can be, both to give regard to the further spring of any matter tending to the entry or execution of any other or evil plat , and also upon the sight thereof, to have timely recourse to the King,
- So shall our plat in this one point be larger and much surmount that which Stanlhurst first tooke in hand.
To create a plat (formal plan or property lines), to lay out streets and building lots; to map.
* 1902 June 19, Ellen Dawson at al. vs. Robert Broome'', reported in ''Reports of Cases Heard and Determined in the Supreme Court of Rhode Island , volume 24 (1903), page 371
* 1888 , Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Indiana :
- He platted his land, extending the lateral lines of the lots south of Shore, or India street, indefinitely out into the river.
* 1913 January 6, Tesson v. H. K. Porter Co. (Supreme Court of Pennsylvania)'', reported in ''The Atlantic Reporter , volume 86, page 278:
- A husband can not, without authority from his wife, plat' her land, and the fact that the land which he assumes to ' plat was omitted by mistake from a previous plat made and acknowledged by her can make no difference.
- it may vacate a street where the original Owner has merely platted his land to conform to streets already located and established by the municipality, where no lot has been sold by such owner prior to such vacation.
Abbreviation for platinum .
(rfv-sense) (online gaming) Abbreviation for platinum coins, a currency used in the massively multiplayer online game .
From a (etyl) source; compare (etyl) . Compare flat.
Flat; level; (lb) on the level, frank.
* John Gower, Confessio Amantis , book 1:
* John Lydgate, poem, commented upon by Thomas Gray and printed in The Works of Thomas Gray , volume 5, page 305:
- He leyeth downe his one care all plat / Unto the grounde,
* 1889 , Henry Morley, Early Prose Romances: The history of Reynard the Fox , page 149:
- But, crying mercy, the emperour lay plat on the ground.
* 1891 , Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company :
- But else, hold alway(sic) your tail fast between your legs that he catch you not thereby; and hold down your ears lying plat after your head that he hold you not thereby; and see wisely to yourself.
* 2011 , Gordon Kendall, MHRA Tudor & Stuart Translations, volume 7.II: Gavin Douglas, ''The Aenid'' (1513) (ISBN 1907322493), page 638:
- But now, youngster, I have answered you freely, and I trow it is time that you answered me. Let things be plat and plain between us. I am a man who shoots straight at his mark.
- The whirling wheel and speedy swift axle-tree / Smat down to ground, and on the earth lay plat .
* Chaucer, The Romaunt of the Rose :
* John Hooper, A Declaration of the Ten Commandments , published by the Parker Society in 1843 :
- But, sir, ye lie, I tell you plat .
* Joseph Hall:
- Fourth, see [that] thou hide nothing, nor dissemble, but speak plat , and plainly as much as thou knowest.
(rfv-sense) Flatly; smoothly; evenly.
- But single out, and say once plat and plain / That coy Matrona is a courtesan;