plash


plash
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.

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  • 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 — 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

  • 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; puddl …   Useful english dictionary