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Meaning of BRAID

Pronunciation:  breyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
  2. [n]  a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
  3. [v]  form or weave into a braid or braids; "braid hair"
  4. [v]  decorate with braids or ribbons; "braid a collar"
  5. [v]  make by braiding

BRAID is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: braiding, gold braid, lace, plait, plait, pleach, tress, twist
 Antonyms: unbraid
 See Also: adorn, aglet, aiglet, aiguilette, beautify, coiffure, decorate, embellish, grace, hair style, hairdo, interweave, ornament, passementerie, pigtail, queue, soutache, tissue, trim, trimming, weave, weave



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Braid\ (br[=a]d), v. t. [imp. &. p. p. {Braided}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Braiding}.] [OE. braiden, breiden, to pull, reach,
    braid, AS. bregdan to move to and fro, to weave; akin. to
    Icel. breg[eth]a, D. breiden to knit, OS. bregdan to weave,
    OHG. brettan to brandish. Cf. {Broid}.]
    1. 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.
    2. To mingle, or to bring to a uniformly soft consistence, by
       beating, rubbing, or straining, as in some culinary
    3. To reproach. [Obs.] See {Upbraid}. --Shak.
  2. \Braid\, n.
    1. 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.
    2. A narrow fabric, as of wool, silk, or linen, used for
       binding, trimming, or ornamenting dresses, etc.
  3. \Braid\, n. [Cf.Icel. breg?a to move quickly.]
    1. A quick motion; a start. [Obs.] --Sackville.
    2. A fancy; freak; caprice. [Obs.] --R. Hyrde.
  4. \Braid\ v. i.
    To start; to awake. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  5. \Braid\, a. [AS. br[ae]d, bred, deceit; akin to Icel.
    brag[eth] trick, AS. bredan, bregdan, to braid, knit, (hence)
    to knit a net, to draw into a net, i. e., to deceive. See
    {Braid}, v. t.]
    Deceitful. [Obs.]
          Since Frenchmen are so braid, Marry that will, I live
          and die a maid.                          --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you hair is in braids, represents your neat and orderly way of thinking. It symbolizes your determination and a strong mindset.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: band, brail, bun, cable, chignon, coil, cord, cue, embroidery, enlace, entwine, fillet, interknit, interlace, intertie, intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, knit, knot, lace, ligament, ligation, ligature, line, loom, loop, mat, net, noose, pigtail, plait, pleach, queue, raddle, rattail, ribbon, rope, splice, spun yarn, string, tail, tendon, thong, tissue, topknot, trimming, twill, twine, twist, wattle, weave, web, wire, wreath, wreathe, wreathwork, yarn