braided

adjective
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

What sets Dobre — pronounced dub-jee and meaning good — pierogi apart are their pretty braided edges and generous fillings. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Her fancy pierogi are a hit at farmers markets; now she has a store," 1 July 2019 In an airy Denver cafe populated almost entirely by young people staring at laptops, Travis Tyler Fluck—dressed in an orange velour jacket, over which is draped a thin braided lock of hair—takes out his phone and pulls up Craigslist. Matt Simon, WIRED, "The Heady, Thorny Journey to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms," 10 June 2019 Kate chose to wear the dress with tan suede wedges, a simple watch, floral stud earrings, and a Daenerys-esque braided hairstyle. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton's Floral Erdem Dress Is a Royal Family Favorite," 21 May 2019 The braided leaves are placed on a crucifix on display in their home and then replaced the following year. Marie Milano, Country Living, "When Is Palm Sunday, and Why Does the Date Always Change?," 8 Mar. 2019 But our favorite part has to be the braided cloth cord. Cosmo Girl, Seventeen, "Perfect Fit Headphones!," 27 July 2011 Ariana Grande has been frequently spotted with a space-bun take on the style, while celebs including Miley Cyrus and Gigi Hadid have rocked floral and braided versions. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Models Wore Chic Pigtails for Alexander Wang’s Fall 2019 Fashion Show," 3 Dec. 2018 Do the same for your ice maker hookup on your refrigerator and replace the cheap plastic tubing with a braided stainless line. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Install Leak Detectors to Save Yourself From Water Damage," 20 Oct. 2016 The actress completed her look with strappy heels, drop earrings and her hair in a braided updo framing her face. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Coordinate in Black and White for Date Night at Charity Gala," 10 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'braided.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of braided

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about braided

Dictionary Entries near braided

Brahms

Brahui

braid

braided

braided rug

braiding

braid wool

Statistics for braided

Last Updated

10 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for braided

The first known use of braided was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for braided

braided

adjective

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

More from Merriam-Webster on braided

Nglish: Translation of braided for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of braided for Arabic Speakers

Comments on braided

What made you want to look up braided? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to complain fretfully

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!