Associations to the word «Plateau»


PLATEAU, noun. A largely level expanse of land at a high elevation; tableland.
PLATEAU, noun. A comparatively stable level in something that varies.
PLATEAU, noun. (dated) An ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver.
PLATEAU, noun. (sports) (broadcasting) A notable level of attainment or achievement.
PLATEAU, verb. (intransitive) Reach a stable level; level off.
PLATEAU EFFECT, noun. A gradual decrease in effectiveness.

Dictionary definition

PLATEAU, noun. A relatively flat highland.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats