braid·​ed | \ ˈbrā-dəd How to pronounce braided (audio) \

Definition of braided

1a : made by intertwining three or more strands
b : ornamented with braid
2 : forming an interlacing network of channels a braided river

Examples of braided in a Sentence

a hat with braided trim
Recent Examples on the Web Weiner’s braided plot not only alternates between the lives of two Dianas, but shifts around in time. Washington Post, 27 May 2021 The braided texture creates a perfect casual, coastal, farmhouse, or global look and feel. Chris Hachey, BGR, 29 Apr. 2021 Reports said that while Apple would remove the charger and EarPods from the retail box, the USB-C-to-Lightning cable would come in a braided version that would be stronger than the original model. Chris Smith, BGR, 21 Apr. 2021 The braided jute material is a natural beige color that has a beachy yet minimal vibe. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2021 The specifics of Evzone ceremonial regalia ended up embedded in Schwab’s design—ideas echoing the multi-pleated volume of the white Foustanella skirt, embroidery on bodices taken from the braided Fermeli jacket. Sarah Mower, Vogue, 25 Mar. 2021 For optimal natural hair health, Redway recommends wearing any braided style for a maximum of six weeks. Chelsea Hall, Marie Claire, 23 Mar. 2021 Many of those who make up the changing Washington have heard the recent demands of the Don’t Mute D.C. campaign, but fewer really understand the braided story of people, politics and music that brought us to this contentious moment. Fritz Hahn, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2021 Available in more than two dozen sizes, the braided rug comes in four hues (natural, off-white, black and navy) and can be styled solo or with another rug layered on top. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, 18 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of braided

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Braided.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of braided

: formed with three or more parts woven together
: decorated with a piece of cord or ribbon made of three or more strands woven together : decorated with braid


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