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braid

 (brād)
v. braid·ed, braid·ing, braids
v.tr.
1.
a. To interweave three or more strands, strips, or lengths of in a diagonally overlapping pattern: braided the rags into a strong rope.
b. To create (something) by such interweaving: braid a rug.
c. To style (the hair) by such interweaving.
d. To mingle (discrete elements, for example) as if by such interweaving: braided the ideas into a complex thesis.
2. To decorate or edge (something) with a trim of interwoven strands: finished the jacket by braiding the collar and cuffs.
3. To fasten or decorate (hair) with a band or ribbon.
v.intr.
To flow, twist, or wind as if interwoven: a stream braiding through the woods.
n.
1. A braided segment or length, as of hair, fabric, or fiber.
2. Ornamental cord or ribbon, used especially for decorating or edging fabrics.
3. A ribbon or band used to fasten the hair.
4. Slang Naval officers of high rank.

[Middle English braiden, from Old English bregdan, to weave.]

braid′er n.

braid

(breɪd)
vb (tr)
1. (Crafts) to interweave several strands of (hair, thread, etc); plait
2. to make by such weaving: to braid a rope.
3. (Hairdressing & Grooming) to dress or bind (the hair) with a ribbon, etc
4. (Clothing & Fashion) to decorate with an ornamental trim or border: to braid a skirt.
n
5. a length of hair, fabric, etc, that has been braided; plait
6. (Clothing & Fashion) narrow ornamental tape of woven silk, wool, etc
[Old English bregdan to move suddenly, weave together; compare Old Norse bregtha, Old High German brettan to draw a sword]
ˈbraider n

braid

(bred; breɪd)
adj
broad
adv
broadly; frankly
[Scot variant of broad]

braid

(breɪd)
v.t.
1. to weave together three or more strips or strands of; plait.
2. to form by such weaving: to braid a rope.
3. to trim with braid, as a garment.
n.
4. a braided length or plait, esp. of hair.
5. a ropelike band formed by plaiting strands of silk, cotton, or other material, used as trimming.
[before 950; Middle English breiden, Old English bregdan to move to and fro, weave]
braid′er, n.

braid


Past participle: braided
Gerund: braiding

Imperative
braid
braid
Present
I braid
you braid
he/she/it braids
we braid
you braid
they braid
Preterite
I braided
you braided
he/she/it braided
we braided
you braided
they braided
Present Continuous
I am braiding
you are braiding
he/she/it is braiding
we are braiding
you are braiding
they are braiding
Present Perfect
I have braided
you have braided
he/she/it has braided
we have braided
you have braided
they have braided
Past Continuous
I was braiding
you were braiding
he/she/it was braiding
we were braiding
you were braiding
they were braiding
Past Perfect
I had braided
you had braided
he/she/it had braided
we had braided
you had braided
they had braided
Future
I will braid
you will braid
he/she/it will braid
we will braid
you will braid
they will braid
Future Perfect
I will have braided
you will have braided
he/she/it will have braided
we will have braided
you will have braided
they will have braided
Future Continuous
I will be braiding
you will be braiding
he/she/it will be braiding
we will be braiding
you will be braiding
they will be braiding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been braiding
you have been braiding
he/she/it has been braiding
we have been braiding
you have been braiding
they have been braiding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been braiding
you will have been braiding
he/she/it will have been braiding
we will have been braiding
you will have been braiding
they will have been braiding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been braiding
you had been braiding
he/she/it had been braiding
we had been braiding
you had been braiding
they had been braiding
Conditional
I would braid
you would braid
he/she/it would braid
we would braid
you would braid
they would braid
Past Conditional
I would have braided
you would have braided
he/she/it would have braided
we would have braided
you would have braided
they would have braided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.braid - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hairbraid - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
queue - a braid of hair at the back of the head
pigtail - a plait of braided hair
2.braid - trimming used to decorate clothes or curtainsbraid - trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
aiguilette, aglet, aiglet - ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform
soutache - a narrow braid used as a decorative trimming
passementerie, trim, trimming - a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
Verb1.braid - make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
tissue, weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles"
2.braid - decorate with braids or ribbons; "braid a collar"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
3.braid - form or weave into a braid or braids; "braid hair"
interweave, weave - interlace by or as if by weaving
unbraid - undo the braids of; "unbraid my hair"

braid

noun
1. binding, cording, cord, ribbon, yarn, twine, rickrack a plum-coloured uniform with lots of gold braid
verb
1. interweave, weave, lace, intertwine, plait, entwine, twine, ravel, interlace She had almost finished braiding Louisa's hair.
Translations
جديله، ضفيره، شريطضَفِيرَةيجدل، يضفر
copprýmeksplést
fletningflettegalonkantebånd
palmikko
pletenica
befoncopfcopfba fonhajfonat
brydding, borîiflétta
おさげ
땋은 것
galionaspinti
pīnepītsapīttrese
kita
fläta
ผมเปีย
bím tóc

braid

[breɪd]
A. N
1. (on dress, uniform) → galón m
(gold) braidgalón m de oro
2. (esp US) [of hair] → trenza f
B. VT (esp US) [+ hair] → trenzar, hacer trenzas en; [+ material] → galonear

braid

[ˈbreɪd]
n
(= trimming) → galon m
[hair] → tresse f, natte f
vt [+ hair] → tresser

braid

n
(of hair)Flechte f (geh), → Zopf m
(= trimming)Borte f; (self-coloured) → Litze f
(Mil) → Tressen pl; gold braidGoldtressen pl
(to tie hair) → (Haar)band nt
vt
(= plait) hair, straw etcflechten
(= trim)mit einer Borte besetzen
(= tie up with braid) hairbinden

braid

[breɪd]
1. n (on dress) → spighetta (Mil) (on dressing gown) → cordoncino; (trimming) → passamano; (of hair) → treccia
2. vt (hair) → intrecciare

braid

(breid) verb
to wind together (especially strands of hair).
noun
threads twisted together and used as decoration on uniforms etc. gold braid on the admiral's uniform.

braid

ضَفِيرَة cop fletning Zopf πλεξούδα trenza palmikko tresse pletenica treccia おさげ 땋은 것 vlecht flette plecionka trança коса fläta ผมเปีย saç örgüsü bím tóc 辫子
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Meg drew her aside, under pretense of pinning up a loose braid, and said approvingly, "It was dreadfully provoking, but you kept your temper, and I'm so glad, Jo.
It lay in a long braid on the sofa pillow, coiled like a golden serpent.
As for his dress, it was of the simplest kind; a summer sack of cheap and ordinary material, thin checkered pantaloons, and a straw hat, by no means of the finest braid.
There now, put my back hair up in that pretty braid you learnt the other day, and don't go listening at doors any more.
A long black braid of hair swung with the motion of the coach; the child held her hat in one hand and with the other made ineffectual attempts to stab the driver with her microscopic sunshade.
Though seas between us braid ha' roared,(BURNS) from participating in the intellectual feasts he has spread before us.
A braid of her hair had fallen forward as if she had been stooping over book or pen; and she stood for a moment to smooth it, and to gaze contemplatively--not in the least sentimentally--through the tall,
Here is the mad waltz of the spindles that whirl silk and cotton threads around the copper wires, very similar to what may be seen in any braid factory.
But was it possible, when Flora used to smile at him on the Braid ponds, she could have looked so fulsome to a sick- hearted bystander?
When the husbandmen, at whose farmhouses they sought hospitality, needed their assistance in the harvest field, they gave it willingly; and Queen Telephassa(who had done no work in her palace, save to braid silk threads with golden ones) came behind them to bind the sheaves.
I soon became quite an accomplished hand at making tappa--could braid a grass sling as well as the best of them--and once, with my knife, carved the handle of a javelin so exquisitely, that I have no doubt, to this day, Karnoonoo, its owner, preserves it as a surprising specimen of my skill.
It took him many days to braid a new rope, but when, finally, it was done he went forth purposely to hunt, and lie in wait among the dense foliage of a great branch right above the well-beaten trail that led to water.