Meaning of BRAID in English

BRAID

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

gold

The sun, brilliant after the early fog, glinted on gold braid and polished shakos.

For more than two years Fields had been basically one of the boys, with gold braid .

I don't carry a lot of weight now, in spite of all my gold braid .

Even from here she could see the glint of gold braid .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a blue jacket with gold braid

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A little girl with wiry braids kicks a bottle cap at his shoes.

A worn braid feels rough and is best cut away and the line joined by a blood knot.

But ribbons are not only ideal for wrapping presents - household furnishings can be instantly revived with rich braids.

Edusha, braid me a couple of braids.

He smiles a satisfied smile and takes his long fingers and grazes them softly over my braids.

He took his key from the floor clerk, who wore her hair in braids.

The Cord Maker comes complete with an explanatory instruction leaflet, containing suggestions for using the finished braids and cords.

Use lining fabrics for economy, trimmed with pattern border or edged with braid .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

hair

The men are fully bearded and the women have long, braided hair .

What did it, I think, was how she unwound her braided black hair and re-wrapped it over her forehead.

She was in riding dress, and had braided her hair .

Manshin Anjima stretched her arms above her head, then began to braid her sparse hair .

Might have skipped rope with her, or let her braid my hair , or told her my dreams!

She grumbled on as she braided her kinky black hair into dozens of tiny braids.

I also kept their clothes and bedding clean, combed and braided their hair , served them their meals.

I would sing to the women as I braided their hair or walked by their compartments to check their pots.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Edusha, braid me a couple of braids.

In the cavernous opening where the rails braided into two lines, the outer dark was spotlit.

It took an hour and a half to braid properly.

She was in riding dress, and had braided her hair.

The horse was immaculate, mane braided, tack buffed to perfection.

Their hair is drawn back severely from their faces and braided.

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