Braid meaning

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To trim or bind with braid.
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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.

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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.

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To decorate or edge (something) with a trim of interwoven strands.

Finished the jacket by braiding the collar and cuffs.

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To fasten or decorate (hair) with a band or ribbon.
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To flow, twist, or wind as if interwoven.

A stream braiding through the woods.

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A braided segment or length, as of hair, fabric, or fiber.
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Ornamental cord or ribbon, used especially for decorating or edging fabrics.
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A ribbon or band used to fasten the hair.
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(slang) Naval officers of high rank.
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To interweave three or more strands of (hair, straw, etc.)
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To make by such interweaving.

To braid a rug.

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A band or strip formed by braiding.
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A length of braided hair.
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A woven band of cloth, tape, ribbon, etc., used to bind or decorate clothing.
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(archaic, intransitive) To start into motion.
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To weave together, intertwine (strands of fibers, ribbons, etc.); to arrange (hair) in braids.
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To mix, or make uniformly soft, by beating, rubbing, or straining, as in preparing food.
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A weave of three or more strands of fibers, ribbons, cords or hair often for decoration. [from 16th c.]
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(obsolete) Deceitful.
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Origin of braid

  • Middle English braiden from Old English bregdan to weave

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English braiden, breiden, bræiden, from Old English breġdan (“to move quickly, pull, shake, swing, throw (wrestling), draw (sword), drag; bend, weave, braid, knit, join together; change color, vary, be transformed; bind, knot; move, be pulled; flash”), from Proto-Germanic *bregdaną (“to flicker, flutter, jerk, tug, twitch, flinch, move, swing”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrēḱ-, *bʰrēǵ- (“to shine, shimmer”). Cognate with Scots brade, braid (“to move quickly or suddenly”), West Frisian breidzje, Dutch breien (“to knit”), Low German breiden, Bavarian bretten (“to move quickly, twitch”), Icelandic bregða (“to move quickly, jerk”).

    From Wiktionary