There are 2 definitions of plat in English:

plat1

Syllabification: plat
Pronunciation: /plat
 
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North American

noun

1A plot of land.
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  • The plat contained expansive grounds for parks, a railroad right-of-way, and railyards.
  • Portland's historic Ladd's Addition neighborhood, for example, which was designed and built between 1905 and 1930, is one of the city's few plats with alleys.
  • This is not a rich soil, as it is on the Sussex downlands, and I saw almost no crops at all, but plenty of grass plats, and fields of cattle.
1.1A map or plan of an area of land showing actual or proposed features.
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  • Looking at the strong outlines in the early city plats and plans, we too readily imagine Charleston girded with a stone citadel.
  • Several early maps and plats richly amplify the author's argument.
  • Most plat books present the information in map form.

verb (plats, platting, platted)

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Plan out or make a map of (an area of land, especially a proposed site for construction).
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  • In 1882 Gibson obtained financing from railroad baron James J. Hill to acquire the land, and in 1883 he platted the town site on a north-south axis with meticulously laid out streets and avenues.
  • In the same three-year period, nearly 400 town sites were platted.
  • Although the town had been platted some five years earlier, in 1888 Great Falls was still a raw village where families who wanted fresh milk kept a cow and grazed her with the town herd.

Origin

late Middle English: variant of the noun plot in the sense 'piece of ground.' The current verb sense dates from the early 18th century.

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There are 2 definitions of plat in English:

plat2

Syllabification: plat
Pronunciation: /
 
plat/

noun & verb

Variant spelling of plait.

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