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[breed] /brid/
noun, Archaic.
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 Unabridged
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  • My wife and I like best to remember him riding to meet us at the gate of the Park at brede.

  • 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
  • Then I heard brede's voice, wrathful and sullen, with a quality of finality.

  • Ive talked with brede, I said, and I didnt have to catechize him.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • With a slight motion of his hand, the colonel directed brede to go with him.

  • He shuddered to think what the result would have been if the quarrel with brede had gone on.

  • At the moment when the paper was ready for signature, brede entered the room.

British Dictionary definitions for brede


noun, verb
an archaic spelling of braid1
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