- The definition of a braid is an interweaving of three or more strips of something.
An example of a braid is a popular hair style.
- Braid means to weave together three or more strips of something.
An example of braid is to use several strips of cloth to interweave strips to make a rug.
A little girl with her hair in braids.
braid definition by Webster's New World
- to interweave three or more strands of (hair, straw, etc.)
- to make by such interweaving: to braid a rug
- to arrange (the hair) in a braid or braids
- Old Poet. to tie up (the hair) in a ribbon or band
- to trim or bind with braid
Origin: Middle English breiden, to dart, twist, pull ; from Old English bregdan, to move quickly ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhere-, to gleam, flash from source bream, Old Norse bra, eyelid
- a band or strip formed by braiding
- a length of braided hair
- a woven band of cloth, tape, ribbon, etc., used to bind or decorate clothing
- braider noun
braid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb braid·ed, braid·ing, braids verb, transitive
- a. To interweave three or more strands, strips, or lengths of in a diagonally overlapping pattern: braided the rags into a strong rope.b. To create (something) by such interweaving: braid a rug.c. To style (the hair) by such interweaving.d. To mingle (discrete elements, for example) as if by such interweaving: braided the ideas into a complex thesis.
- To decorate or edge (something) with a trim of interwoven strands: finished the jacket by braiding the collar and cuffs.
- To fasten or decorate (hair) with a band or ribbon.
- A braided segment or length, as of hair, fabric, or fiber.
- Ornamental cord or ribbon, used especially for decorating or edging fabrics.
- A ribbon or band used to fasten the hair.
- Slang Naval officers of high rank.
Origin: Middle English braiden, from Old English bregdan, to weave.
- braidˈer noun