Meaning of BRAID in English


(~s, ~ing, ~ed)


Braid is a narrow piece of decorated cloth or twisted threads, which is used to decorate clothes or curtains.

...a plum-coloured uniform with lots of gold ~.



If you ~ hair or a group of threads, you twist three or more lengths of the hair or threads over and under each other to make one thick length. (AM; in BRIT, use plait )

She had almost finished ~ing Louisa’s hair...

He pictured her with long black ~ed hair.

VERB: V n, V-ed


A ~ is a length of hair which has been divided into three or more lengths and then ~ed. (AM; in BRIT, use plait )


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