verb (used with object)
- brahminy kite,
- brahmo samaj,
- brahms, johannes,
- braided stream,
Origin of braid
Examples from the Web for braid
Boys let me know they liked me, too, and I realized that I looked good, tall and slim, my long hair in a braid down my back.
(9 p.m.) WEDNESDAY Braid Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the 42nd annual CMA Awards on ABC.
Her skirt was without a braid and frayed, and two buttons were gone from the front of her waist.Selina|George Madden Martin
Bernice deftly amputated the other braid, paused for an instant, and then flitted swiftly and silently back to her own room.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
When the head is round, the hair should be formed in a braid in the middle of the back of the head.
The cavity through the cover and cap allows the braid, with the weight attached, to pass through as fast as braided.Self-Instructor in the Art of Hair Work|Mark Campbell
Her hair hung down her back in a braid, which gave a distinct touch of childishness to her.Other Main-Travelled Roads|Hamlin Garland
Word Origin for braid
Word Origin for braid
"to plait, knit, weave, twist together," c.1200, breidan, from Old English bregdan "to move quickly, pull, shake, swing, throw (in wrestling), draw (a sword); bend, weave, knit, join together; change color, vary; scheme, feign, pretend" (class III strong verb, past tense brægd, past participle brogden), from Proto-Germanic *bregthan "make sudden jerky movements from side to side" (cf. Old Norse bregða "to brandish, turn about, braid;" Old Saxon bregdan "to weave;" Dutch breien "to knit;" Old High German brettan "to draw, weave, braid"), from PIE root *bherek- "to gleam, flash" (cf. Sanskrit bhrasate "flames, blazes, shines"). In English the verb survives only in the narrow definition of "plait hair." Related: Braided; braiding.
in part from stem found in Old English gebrægd "craft, fraud," gebregd "commotion," Old Norse bragð "deed, trick," and in part from or influenced by related braid (v.). Earliest senses are "a deceit, stratagem, trick" (c.1200), "sudden or quick movement" (c.1300); meaning "anything plaited or entwined" (especially hair) is from 1520s.