Meaning of BRAID in English


I. braid 1 /breɪd/ BrE AmE noun

1 . [uncountable] a narrow band of material formed by twisting threads together, used to decorate the edges of clothes:

a jacket trimmed with red braid

2 . [countable] a length of hair that has been separated into three parts and then woven together SYN plait British English

in braids

Suzy always wears her hair in braids.

—braided adjective

II. braid 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: bregdan ]

to weave or twist together three pieces of hair or cloth to form one length SYN plait British English

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