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What is the definition of the word plaid?
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Asked in Synonyms and Antonyms
Can the word check be a synonym for the word plaid?
Fabrics: Whereas 'check' refers to the visual pattern that resembles, to a greater or lesser degree, the pattern of squares on a chess/checker board, the word 'plaid' refers to the type of cloth produced by a weaving method that results in a pattern of divided colors. (See notes) However, although the words 'check' and 'plaid' mean fundamentally quite different things, they are sometimes used synonymously, especially when the plaid cloth has a check pattern. NOTES 'CHECK'. The English word 'chess' is from the French word 'echec.' The German word is 'schach'. The word 'PLAID', pronounced /plad/, is from the Welsh 'plaid' which means a partition. Plaid cloth can be striped or variegated, or can have a checker pattern. Traditional Scottish plaids are made from wool, but there are also silk plaids which are very soft and light. Traditional woollen plaid is often a coarse woollen cloth, differing from plain flannel by the 'plaid' (partitioned/divided) weaving method which produces patterns.
Asked in Clothing
What popular musicians are known for wearing plaid shirts?
Asked in Scotland
What is Scottish plaid?
Plaid is a Scottish word for a blanket, the belted version of which was the original kilt -feilidh-mhor or great kilt. Nowadays it is used to refer to the pleated cloth worn with the kilt (feileadh beag or little kilt). Plaid has a different meaning in North America and is used to generally mean Tartan.