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braid

verb \ ˈbrād \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

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

Recent Examples of braid from the Web

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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)

braid Synonyms

Synonyms
plait, plat, pleat
Related Words
interlace, interweave, weave

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braid

noun

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 in a Sentence

  1. a hat trimmed with braid

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

Recent Examples of braid from the Web

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First Known Use of braid

1530

braid Synonyms

Synonyms
lace, lacing, plait, plat
Related Words
rickrack (or ricrac), stripe; cornrow, dreadlock, pigtail, queue; braiding

BRAID Defined for English Language Learners

braid

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

verb \ ˈbrād \

Definition of braid for Students

braided; braiding
:to weave three strands together
  • She braided her hair.

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braid

noun

Definition of braid for Students

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


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