(third-person singular simple present abraids, present participle abraiding, simple past and past participle abraided or abraid)
From Middle English abraiden, abreiden (“to start up, awake, move, reproach”), from Old English ābreġdan (“to move quickly, vibrate, draw, draw from, remove, unsheath, wrench, pull out, withdraw, take away, draw back, free from, draw up, raise, lift up, start up”), from Proto-Germanic *uz- (“out”) + *bregdaną (“to move, swing”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrēḱ-, *bhrēǵ- (“to shine”), equivalent to a- + braid. Related to Dutch breien (“to knit”), German bretten (“to knit”).
(comparative more abraid, superlative most abraid)
- Alternative form of abread.
From Middle English abrede. More at abread.