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brede

[breed]
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noun Archaic.
  1. something braided or entwined, especially a plait of hair; braid.
  2. braiding or embroidery.
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Origin of brede

archaic spelling of braid, given a new pronunciation in accord with modern spelling conventions
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Examples from the Web for brede

Historical Examples

  • My wife and I like best to remember him riding to meet us at the gate of the Park at Brede.

    Notes on Life and Letters

    Joseph Conrad

  • To whom she answered and sayd: husbande, by this brede, ye are none.

  • Even if I succeeded in getting away from the inn, what could I do at Brede with no money at all?

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • No, it's the House of Brede, Father, that's at the end of it.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • "Well, you will not get golden guineas from Brede estate," snapped her ladyship.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane


British Dictionary definitions for brede

brede

noun, verb
  1. an archaic spelling of braid 1
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