An example of a braid is a popular hair style.
An example of braid is to use several strips of cloth to interweave strips to make a rug.
Finished the jacket by braiding the collar and cuffs.
A stream braiding through the woods.
To braid a rug.
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”).