Meaning of BRAID in English


■ noun

1》 threads of silk, cotton, etc. woven into a decorative band.

2》 chiefly N. Amer. a plaited length of hair.

■ verb

1》 plait (hair).

2》 [usu. as adjective ~ed ] edge or trim with ~.

3》 [usu. as adjective ~ed ] (of a river or stream) flow into shallow interconnected channels divided by deposited earth.


~ing noun


OE bregdan 'make a sudden movement', also 'interweave', of Gmc origin.

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