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

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.