4 letter word starting with pl

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plan adjective A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram., A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition., A method; a way of procedure; a custom., To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram., To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.
plat verb t. To form by interlaying interweaving; to braid; to plait., Work done by platting or braiding; a plait., A small piece or plot of ground laid out with some design, or for a special use; usually, a portion of flat, even ground., To lay out in plats or plots, as ground., Plain; flat; level., Plainly; flatly; downright., Flatly; smoothly; evenly., The flat or broad side of a sword., A plot; a plan; a design; a diagram; a map; a chart.
play noun To engage in sport or lively recreation; to exercise for the sake of amusement; to frolic; to spot., To act with levity or thoughtlessness; to trifle; to be careless., To contend, or take part, in a game; as, to play ball; hence, to gamble; as, he played for heavy stakes., To perform on an instrument of music; as, to play on a flute., To act; to behave; to practice deception., To move in any manner; especially, to move regularly with alternate or reciprocating motion; to operate; to act; as, the fountain plays., To move gayly; to wanton; to disport., To act on the stage; to personate a character., To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump., To perform music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ., To perform, as a piece of music, on an instrument; as, to play a waltz on the violin., To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute; as, to play tricks., To act or perform (a play); to represent in music action; as, to play a comedy; also, to act in the character of; to represent by acting; to simulate; to behave like; as, to play King Lear; to play the woman., To engage in, or go together with, as a contest for amusement or for a wager or prize; as, to play a game at baseball., To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it., Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols., Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game., The act or practice of contending for victory, amusement, or a prize, as at dice, cards, or billiards; gaming; as, to lose a fortune in play., Action; use; employment; exercise; practice; as, fair play; sword play; a play of wit., A dramatic composition; a comedy or tragedy; a composition in which characters are represented by dialogue and action., The representation or exhibition of a comedy or tragedy; as, he attends ever play., Performance on an instrument of music., Motion; movement, regular or irregular; as, the play of a wheel or piston; hence, also, room for motion; free and easy action., Hence, liberty of acting; room for enlargement or display; scope; as, to give full play to mirth.
plea noun That which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; in a stricter sense, an allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished from a demurrer; in a still more limited sense, and in modern practice, the defendant’s answer to the plaintiff’s declaration and demand. That which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled or justified by the defendant’s plea. In chancery practice, a plea is a special answer showing or relying upon one or more things as a cause why the suit should be either dismissed, delayed, or barred. In criminal practice, the plea is the defendant’s formal answer to the indictment or information presented against him., A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas. See under Common., That which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in justification; an excuse; an apology., An urgent prayer or entreaty.
pled of Plead, imp. & p. p. of Plead
pley verb & noun See Play., Full See Plein.
plim verb i. To swell, as grain or wood with water.
ploc noun A mixture of hair and tar for covering the bottom of a ship.
plod verb i. To travel slowly but steadily; to trudge., To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently., To walk on slowly or heavily.
plot noun A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot., A plantation laid out., A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale., To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate., Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot., A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy., Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue., A plan; a purpose., In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means., To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire., To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme., To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.
plow noun Alt. of Plough, Alt. of Plough, Alt. of Plough
ploy noun Sport; frolic., To form a column from a line of troops on some designated subdivision; — the opposite of deploy.
plug noun Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple., A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco., A high, tapering silk hat., A worthless horse., A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a hold for nails., To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
plum noun The edible drupaceous fruit of the Prunus domestica, and of several other species of Prunus; also, the tree itself, usually called plum tree., A grape dried in the sun; a raisin., A handsome fortune or property; formerly, in cant language, the sum of £100,000 sterling; also, the person possessing it.
plus adjective More, required to be added; positive, as distinguished from negative; — opposed to minus., Hence, in a literary sense, additional; real; actual.