The definition of a braid is an interweaving of three or more strips of something.noun
An example of a braid is a popular hair style.
Braid means to weave together three or more strips of something.verb
An example of braid is to use several strips of cloth to interweave strips to make a rug.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: ME breiden, to dart, twist, pull < OE bregdan, to move quickly < IE base *bhere-, to gleam, flash > bream, ON 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
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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