Character 5
Hyphenation plaid
Pronunciations N/A

Definitions and meanings of "Plaid"

What do we mean by plaid?

Cloth, often made of wool, with a tartan or checked pattern. noun

A pattern of this kind. noun

A rectangular woolen scarf of a tartan pattern worn over the left shoulder by Scottish Highlanders. noun

A garment of woolen cloth, often having a tartan pattern. See tartan. noun

In general, any fabric having a pattern consisting of colored bars or stripes crossing each other in imitation of the Scottish tartan. noun

A pattern of bars crossing each other at right angles on anything. noun

Ornamented with a pattern of bars or stripes of color crossing one another at right angles: said especially of textile fabrics: as, a plaid silk ribbon; a plaid waistcoat.


A rectangular garment or piece of cloth, usually made of the checkered material called tartan, but sometimes of plain gray, or gray with black stripes. It is worn by both sexes in Scotland. noun

Goods of any quality or material of the pattern of a plaid or tartan; a checkered cloth or pattern. noun

Having a pattern or colors which resemble a Scotch plaid; checkered or marked with bars or stripes at right angles to one another. adjective

Simple past tense and past participle of play. verb

Having a pattern or colors which resemble a Scottish tartan; checkered or marked with bars or stripes at right angles to one another. adjective

A cloth having a crisscross design noun

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Synonyms and Antonyms for Plaid

The word "plaid" in example sentences

During one of my mandatory exercise periods on the ward, I saw a man in plaid pants and an orange shirt holding jovially one-sided conversations with everybody who walked past. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Covering the cushions in plaid can give it a look that appeals to everyone, if there are objections to floral prints. ❋ Unknown (2006)

In an absolutely bizarre post today, PowerLine defends Roberts against gay gags (because he was once caught in plaid pants). ❋ Unknown (2005)

On the other hand: Was Adamson [Big Country singer-songwriter Stuart Adamson] supposed to play Scot-rock in plaid flannels all his life? ❋ Unknown (2004)

School children in plaid uniforms and sanitation workers in blue jumpsuits stood in attendance as government officials made speeches and the priest swung the holy water, climbing inside every vehicle to bless the interiors as well. ❋ Unknown (2004)

Pearl knew that when Mary was telling a story to the boys she always clothed her leading lady in plaid, and from this she inferred how Mary's tastes ran! ❋ Unknown (1910)

Belinda in short plaid frocks and long pigtails, and had moreover visualised her as a freckled little girl with thin legs and snub nose, was abashed. ❋ Edgar Wallace (1903)

I saw the glance that fell, scarcely touching, on my plain plaid frock. ❋ Unknown (1868)

It lighted on my plain plaid frock and undressed hair. ❋ Unknown (1868)

We've seen Eliza Dushku in practically every sexy costume available on this planet, but these pics of her in short plaid skirt is proof enough that the ❋ Unknown (2009)

Getty Images Donnie Yen A: The fabric pattern known as plaid comes in many variations — with tonal combinations ranging from two shades of grey to yellow and lime green — so to find one for almost any occasion is likely possible. ❋ Jason Chow (2010)

The plaid is the Scotchman's contribution to the decorative art of the world. ❋ Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell (1884)

His plaid was a handsome red and white check -- for pride in poets, he said, was no sin -- prepared of fine wool with more than common care by the hands of his mother and sisters, and woven with more skill than the village weaver was usually required to exert. ❋ Robert Burns (1777)

The one with the plaid is a size large, the other two are mediums. $10 each. [email protected] (2010)

While Adam did make songs his own, Kris is known as the plaid wearing-guitar playing song rearranger. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Their upper garment, called a plaid, and to which they give the name of tartan, is compofed of ftriped woollen iluff of various colours, the ftripes interfering each other at right-angles; and the natives value them - felves much on the judicious arrangement of thefe ftripes and colours, which fometimes pro - duce a very pleafing eft'eil. ❋ Unknown (1783)

And if you don't get the "plaid" reference, go watch Spaceballs. ❋ Unknown (2010)

And the "plaid" look comes from the slight pixelation visible near the brightest and darkest lines, which the Cassini team says is an unavoidable result of the size of the camera's sensor and of image processing. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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