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braid

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verb \ˈbrād\

Definition of braid

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to make from braids braid a rugb :  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

braider

noun

Examples of braid in a Sentence

  1. She braids her hair every morning.

  2. they taught each other how to braid yarn into bracelets

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Origin and Etymology of braid

Middle English breyden to move suddenly, snatch, plait, from Old English bregdan; akin to Old High German brettan to draw (a sword)


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braid

noun

Definition of braid

  1. 1a :  a length of braided hairb :  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 in a Sentence

  1. a hat trimmed with braid

  2. until she was 15, she had a braid that reached to her knees

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First Known Use of braid

1530


BRAID Defined for English Language Learners

braid

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verb

Definition of braid for English Language Learners

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

braid

noun

Definition of braid for English Language Learners

  • : an arrangement of hair made by weaving three sections together

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


BRAID Defined for Kids

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braid

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verb \ˈbrād\

Definition of braid for Students

braided

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braiding

  1. :  to weave three strands together She braided her hair.


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braid

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noun

Definition of braid for Students

  1. :  a length of cord, ribbon, or hair formed of three or more strands woven together



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