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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tartan, plaidnoun

    a cloth having a crisscross design

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Plaidnoun

    A striped or variegated cloth; an outer loose weed worn much by the highlanders in Scotland: there is a particular kind worn too by the women; but both these modes seem now nearly extirpated among them; the one by act of parliament, and the other by adopting the English dresses of the sex.


  1. plaid

    Plaid is a pattern consisting of intersecting vertical and horizontal lines of various widths and colors, often used in textiles like clothing, bedding, and upholstery. It is commonly associated with Scottish tartans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plaidnoun

    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

  2. Plaidnoun

    goods of any quality or material of the pattern of a plaid or tartan; a checkered cloth or pattern

  3. Plaidadjective

    having a pattern or colors which resemble a Scotch plaid; checkered or marked with bars or stripes at right angles to one another; as, plaid muslin

  4. Etymology: [Gael. plaide a blanket or plaid, contr. fr. peallaid a sheepskin, fr. peall a skin or hide. CF. Pillion.]


  1. Plaid

    Plaid is a London-based British electronic music duo comprising Andy Turner and Ed Handley whose sound is characterized by many reviewers as post-techno. They were founding members of The Black Dog and used many other names, such as Atypic and Balil, before settling on Plaid. They have collaborated with female singers Mara Carlyle, Nicolette and Björk, and have released records on the labels Clear, Peacefrog, Black Dog Productions, and Warp Records. Aside from their own material, Plaid have done extensive remix work for many other artists, including Red Snapper, Björk, Goldfrapp, and The Irresistible Force. Parts in the Post contains just a handful of Plaid's remix work to date. Plaid collaborated with video artist Bob Jaroc for their live performances and on the 5.1 audio/visual project entitled Greedy Baby. The project was completed on 20 July 2005, and was first shown at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the South Bank Centre, and subsequently at the BFI Imax cinema in Waterloo, London. Greedy Baby was released on DVD from Warp Records on 26 June 2006. In 2006, Plaid composed and performed the original score to Michael Arias' anime film Tekkonkinkreet, and then went on to rejoin Arias for his second feature, Heaven's Door, as well as two of his subsequent short films.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plaid

    plad, or plād, n. a loose outer garment of woollen cloth, often of a tartan, or coloured striped pattern, a special dress of the Highlanders of Scotland.—adj. like a plaid in pattern or colours.—adj. Plaid′ed, wearing a plaid: made of plaid cloth.—n. Plaid′ing, a strong woollen twilled fabric. [Gael. plaide, a blanket, contr. of peal-laid, a sheepskin—peall, a skin, cog. with L. pellis, Eng. fell.]


  1. Plaid

    Plaid is the modern API for banking data. It allows developers to programatically interact with banks and credit cards.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plaid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plaid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of plaid in a Sentence

  1. David Axelrod:

    This is so broad in its scope, there are so many elements, that it doesn't really have an identity other than its price tag, it becomes a big blob... a plaid jacket.

  2. Stuart Stevens:

    At a core of Cruz's candidacy is a great phonyism, you can wear all the plaid shirts and shoot off all the automatic weapons you want, but you're an insider.

  3. Tyler Linfesty:

    The past 24 hours has been completely insane, i see people at school recognize me,' Hey, that's plaid shirt guy.' Yeah, that's me. And that's hard to believe.

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