Meaning of BRAID in English
1》 threads of silk, cotton, etc. woven into a decorative band.
2》 chiefly N. Amer. a plaited length of hair.
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.
OE bregdan 'make a sudden movement', also 'interweave', of Gmc origin.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004