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braid

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verb \ˈbrād\

Simple Definition of braid

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

Full Definition of braid

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make from braids <braid a rug> b :  to form (three or more strands) into a braid

  3. 2 :  to do up (the hair) by interweaving three or more strands

  4. 3 :  mix, intermingle <braid fact with fiction>

  5. 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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braid

noun

Simple Definition of braid

  • : 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. 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. 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>



1530

First Known Use of braid

1530



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