- something braided or entwined, especially a plait of hair; braid.
- braiding or embroidery.
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
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
To whom she answered and sayd: husbande, by this brede, ye are none.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
Even if I succeeded in getting away from the inn, what could I do at Brede with no money at all?
No, it's the House of Brede, Father, that's at the end of it.
"Well, you will not get golden guineas from Brede estate," snapped her ladyship.
- an archaic spelling of braid 1
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