Meaning of BRAID in English

BRAID

— braider , n.

/brayd/ , v.t.

1. to weave together strips or strands of; plait: to braid the hair.

2. to form by such weaving: to braid a rope.

3. to bind or confine (the hair) with a band, ribbon, etc.

4. to trim with braid, as a garment.

n.

5. a braided length or plait, esp. of hair.

6. a hair style formed by interweaving three or more strands of hair.

7. a narrow, ropelike band formed by plaiting or weaving together several strands of silk, cotton, or other material, used as trimming for garments, drapery, etc.

8. a band, ribbon, etc., for binding or confining the hair.

[ bef. 950; ME braiden, breiden (v.), OE bregdan to move quickly, move to and fro, weave; c. ON bregtha, D breien ]

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