braid


1braid

verb \ˈbrād\

: to form (something, such as hair) into a braid : to weave together (three or more strands or parts of something)

Full Definition of BRAID

transitive verb
1
a :  to make from braids <braid a rug>
b :  to form (three or more strands) into a braid
2
:  to do up (the hair) by interweaving three or more strands
3
:  mix, intermingle <braid fact with fiction>
4
:  to ornament especially with ribbon or braid
braid·er noun

Examples of BRAID

  1. She braids her hair every morning.
  2. <they taught each other how to braid yarn into bracelets>

Origin of BRAID

Middle English breyden to move suddenly, snatch, plait, from Old English bregdan; akin to Old High German brettan to draw (a sword)
First Known Use: before 12th century

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Synonyms
plait, plat, pleat

2braid

noun

: an arrangement of hair made by weaving three sections together

: a piece of cord or ribbon made of three or more strands woven together

Full Definition of BRAID

1
a :  a length of braided hair
b :  a cord or ribbon having usually three or more component strands forming a regular diagonal pattern down its length; especially :  a narrow fabric of intertwined threads used especially for trimming
2
:  high-ranking naval officers

Examples of BRAID

  1. a hat trimmed with braid
  2. <until she was 15, she had a braid that reached to her knees>

First Known Use of BRAID

1530

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