Beg vs Pleat - What's the difference?

beg | pleat |


As nouns the difference between beg and pleat

is that beg is while pleat is (sewing) a fold in the fabric of a garment, usually a skirt, as a part of the design of the garment, with the purpose of adding controlled fullness and freedom of movement, or taking up excess fabric there are many types of pleats, differing in their construction and appearance.

As a verb pleat is

to form one or more in a piece of fabric or a garment.

beg

English

(wikipedia beg)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), assimilation from (etyl) *.

Verb

(begg)
  • to request the help of someone, often in the form of money
  • He begged on the street corner from passers-by.
  • to plead with someone for help, a favor, etc.; to entreat
  • I beg your pardon. I didn't mean to cause offence.
    He begged her to go to the prom with him .
  • * Shakespeare
  • I do beg your good will in this case.
  • * Bible, Matthew xxvii. 58
  • [Joseph] begged the body of Jesus.
  • * 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 5
  • But that same day came Sam Tewkesbury to the Why Not? about nightfall, and begged a glass of rum, being, as he said, 'all of a shake'
  • to assume, in the phrase (beg the question)
  • (proscribed) to raise a question, in the phrase (beg the question)
  • (legal, obsolete) To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for.
  • * Harrington
  • Else some will beg thee, in the court of wards.
    Usage notes
    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
    Antonyms
    * (raise a question)
    Derived terms
    * beg the question * go begging * beg to differ

    See also

    *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a provincial governor under the Ottoman Empire, a bey
  • Etymology 3

    pleat

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sewing) A fold in the fabric of a garment, usually a skirt, as a part of the design of the garment, with the purpose of adding controlled fullness and freedom of movement, or taking up excess fabric. There are many types of pleats, differing in their construction and appearance.
  • (botany) A fold in an organ, usually a longitudinal fold in a long leaf such as that of palmetto, lending it stiffness.
  • A plait.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To form one or more in a piece of fabric or a garment.
  • Derived terms

    * accordion pleat * box pleat * inverted box pleat * knife pleat * pencil pleat * sunburst pleat

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