plash´er

plash1 «plash», verb, noun.
–v.t., v.i.
to splash: »

Far below him plashed the waters (Longfellow).

–n.
1. a splash: »

the plash and murmur of the waves (Hawthorne).

2. a shallow piece of standing water; puddle: »

As he that leaves A shallow plash to plunge him in the deep (Shakespeare).

3. Scottish. a heavy fall of rain.
[probably imitative]
plash2 «plash», transitive verb.
1. to bend and interweave (stems, branches, and twigs, sometimes partly cut) to form a hedge.
2. to make or repair (a hedge) in this way.
[< Old French plaissier, and plessier < plaisse, and plesse hedge < Vulgar Latin plectia, variant of Latin plecta wickerwork, trellis < plectere to interweave]
plash´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • plash — plash1 [plash] n. [ME plasche < OE plæsc, akin to MDu & MFl plasch, pool: prob. echoic] a shallow pool, or puddle plash2 [plash] vt., vi., n. [echoic] SPLASH plash3 [plash] vt. [LME plashen < OF …   English World dictionary

  • Plash — Plash, n. [OD. plasch. See {Plash}, v.] 1. A small pool of standing water; a puddle. Bacon. These shallow plashes. Barrow. [1913 Webster] 2. A dash of water; a splash. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plash — Plash, v. t. 1. To splash, as water. [1913 Webster] 2. To splash or sprinkle with coloring matter; as, to plash a wall in imitation of granite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plash — Plash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plashing}.] [OF. plaissier, plessier, to bend. Cf. {Pleach}.] To cut partly, or to bend and intertwine the branches of; as, to plash a hedge. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plash — Plash, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Plashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plashing}.] [Cf. D. plassen, G. platschen. Cf. {Splash}.] To dabble in water; to splash. Plashing among bedded pebbles. Keats. [1913 Webster] Far below him plashed the waters. Longfellow.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plash — Plash, n. The branch of a tree partly cut or bent, and bound to, or intertwined with, other branches. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plash — plash·ing·ly; plash; …   English syllables

  • plash|y — «PLASH ee», adjective. 1. abounding in pools of water; marshy; wet: »Seek st thou the plashy brink Of weedy lake? (W. C. Bryant). 2. plashing or splashing. 3. marked as if splashed with color: »a serpent s plashy neck (Keats) …   Useful english dictionary

  • plash — small puddle, wet ground, O.E. plæsc pool of water, puddle, probably onomatopoeic (Cf. Du. plassen, Ger. platschen). Meaning noise made by splashing is first recorded 1510s …   Etymology dictionary

  • Plash — infobox software name = Plash latest release version = 1.19 Anxious Albert latest release date = release date|2008|05|05 programming language = C, Python operating system = Linux license = GNU Lesser General Public License website =… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.