braid Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
twist; tress; plait.
noun trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
gold braid; braiding.
verb make by braiding or interlacing
- lace a tablecloth
verb decorate with braids or ribbons
- braid a collar
verb form or weave into a braid or braids
- braid hair
Braid transitive verb
To weave, interlace, or entwine together, as three or more strands or threads; to form into a braid; to plait.
Braid your locks with rosy twine. Milton.
To mingle, or to bring to a uniformly soft consistence, by beating, rubbing, or straining, as in some culinary operations.
To reproach. Obs. SeeShak. Upbraid.
A plait, band, or narrow fabric formed by intertwining or weaving together different strands.
A braid of hair composed of two different colors twined together. Scott.
A narrow fabric, as of wool, silk, or linen, used for binding, trimming, or ornamenting dresses, etc.
A quick motion; a start.Obs. Sackville.
A fancy; freak; caprice.Obs. R. Hyrde.
Braid intransitive verb
To start; to awake.Obs. Chaucer.
Since Frenchmen are so braid, Marry that will, I live and die a maid. Shak.
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