Definition of Braid

1. Noun. A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.

Exact synonyms: Plait, Tress, Twist
Generic synonyms: Coif, Coiffure, Hair Style, Hairdo, Hairstyle
Specialized synonyms: Queue, Pigtail
Derivative terms: Plait, Twist



2. Verb. Make by braiding or interlacing. "Lace a tablecloth"
Exact synonyms: Lace, Plait
Category relationships: Handicraft
Generic synonyms: Tissue, Weave
Derivative terms: Lace, Plait, Plaiter

3. Noun. Trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains.
Exact synonyms: Braiding, Gold Braid
Specialized synonyms: Aglet, Aiglet, Aiguilette, Soutache
Generic synonyms: Passementerie, Trim, Trimming

4. Verb. Decorate with braids or ribbons. "Braid a collar"

5. Verb. Form or weave into a braid or braids. "They braid their hair "; "Braid hair"
Exact synonyms: Pleach
Generic synonyms: Interweave, Weave
Antonyms: Unbraid

Definition of Braid

1. v. t. To weave, interlace, or entwine together, as three or more strands or threads; to form into a braid; to plait.

2. n. A plait, band, or narrow fabric formed by intertwining or weaving together different strands.

3. n. A quick motion; a start.

4. v. i. To start; to awake.

5. a. Deceitful.

Definition of Braid

1. Verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To make a sudden movement with, to jerk. ¹

2. Verb. (archaic) (intransitive) To start into motion. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To weave together, intertwine (strands of fibers, ribbons, etc.); to arrange (hair) in braids. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A sudden movement; a jerk, a wrench. (defdate 11th-17th c.) ¹

5. Noun. A weave of three or more strands of fibers, ribbons, cords or hair often for decoration. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Braid

1. to weave together [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Braid

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brah
brahma
brahmadanda
brahmadandas
brahmaness
brahmanesses
brahmani
brahmans
brahmas
brahmin
brahminic
brahminical
brahmo-somaj
brahmoism
braid (current term)
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braidings
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braies
brail
brailed
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braille

Literary usage of Braid

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1. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1921)
"Or to the Meadow or the Park, In gude braid Claith. ... air1* In gude braid Claith. 1 cover. J possess or deserve. * sloe-black. ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History, Critical and Biographical, of by Robert Chambers (1844)
"The King's Birthday, The Sitting of the Session, Leith Haces, &c., are all excellent Still better is his feeling description of the importance of Guid braid ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In fact, as Dr. Durand de Gros has justly remarked, braid was an ... From braid to our own days hypnotism has grown and developed without interruption. ..."

4. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"guid braid claith. On Sabbath-days the barber spark, When he has done wi' ... seen Before he sheath 1 lis body in a scabbard clean O' guid braid claith. ..."

5. The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott...: in twenty-eight by Walter Scott (1848)
"The Hills of braid, from which the view is taken, are rocky eminences, ... They are divided by a small brook, called the braid Burn; and the more northern ..."

6. History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1894)
"well's tents were pitched on braid Hill, where he was safe from attack, whilst his outposts were stationed on Blackford Hill.1 If on the following morning ..."

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