plash
Pronunciation Noun

plash (plural plashes)

  1. (UK, dialectal) A small pool of standing water; a puddle.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.viii:
      Out of the wound the red bloud flowed fresh, / That vnderneath his feet soone made a purple plesh.
    • 1597, Francis Bacon, Of the Coulers of Good and Evill, 4:
      Hereof Aesop framed the Fable of the two Frogs that consulted together in time of drowth (when many plashes that they had repayred to were dry) what was to be done.
    • 1855, Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”, XXII:
      Who were the strugglers, what war did they wage, / Whose savage trample thus could pad the dank / Soil to a plash? [...]
    • These shallow plashes.
  2. A splash, or the sound made by a splash.
    • 1888, Henry James, The Aspern Papers
      Presently a gondola passed along the canal with its slow rhythmical plash, and as we listened we watched it in silence.
  3. A sudden downpour.
Verb

plash (plashes, present participle plashing; past plashed, past participle plashed)

  1. (intransitive) To splash.
    • plashing among bedded pebbles
    • Far below him plashed the waters.
    • 1845 October – 1846 June, Ellis Bell [pseudonym; Emily Brontë], Wuthering Heights: A Novel, volume IX, London: Thomas Cautley Newby, publisher, […], published December 1847, OCLC 156123328 ↗:
      […] heedless of my expostulations and the growling thunder, and the great drops that began to plash around her […]
  2. (transitive) To cause a splash.
  3. (transitive) To splash or sprinkle with colouring matter.
    to plash a wall in imitation of granite
Related terms Translations Noun

plash (plural plashes)

  1. The branch of a tree partly cut or bent, and bound to, or intertwined with, other branches.
Verb

plash (plashes, present participle plashing; past plashed, past participle plashed)

  1. (transitive) To cut partly, or to bend and intertwine the branches of.
    • to plash a hedge



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