1. To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.
2. To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.
(Plait"ed), a. Folded; doubled over; braided; figuratively, involved; intricate; artful.
Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides.Shak.
(Plait"er) n. One who, or that which, plaits.
(Plan) n. [F., fr. L. planus flat, level. See Plain, a.]
1. A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top
view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a
building; a graphic representation; a diagram.
2. A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as,
the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.
God's plans like lines pure and white unfold.M. R. Smith.
3. A method; a way of procedure; a custom.
The simple plan,Wordsworth. Body plan, Floor plan, etc. See under Body, Floor, etc.
That they should take who have the power,
And they should keep who can.
Syn. Scheme; draught; delineation; plot; sketch; project; design; contrivance; device. See Scheme.
(Plan), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Planning.]
1. To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.
2. To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.
Even in penance, planning sins anew.Goldsmith.
(||Pla*na"ri*a) n.; pl. L. Planariæ E. -rias [NL. See Planary.] (Zoöl.) Any species of turbellarian
worms belonging to Planaria, and many allied genera. The body is usually flat, thin, and smooth. Some
species, in warm countries, are terrestrial.
(Pla*na"ri*an) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Planarida, or Dendrocla; any turbellarian worm. Pla*na"ri*an,
(||Pla*nar"i*da) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A division of Turbellaria; the Dendrocla.
(Pla*na"ri*oid) a. [Planaria + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Like the planarians.
(Pla"na*ry) a. [L. planarius level. See Plane, a.] Of or pertaining to a plane. [R.]
(Planch) n. [F. planche.] A plank. [Obs.] Ld. Berners.
(Planch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Planching.] [F. planche a board,
plank. See Plank.] To make or cover with planks or boards; to plank. [Obs.] "To that vineyard is a
planched gate." Shak.
(Planch"er) n. [F., planche. See Planch.]