to weave together strips or strands of; plait: to braid the hair.
to form by such weaving: to braid a rope.
to bind or confine (the hair) with a band, ribbon, etc.
to trim with braid, as a garment.
a braided length or plait, especially of hair.
a hairstyle formed by interweaving three or more strands of hair.
a narrow, ropelike band formed by plaiting or weaving together several strands of silk, cotton, or other material, used as trimming for garments, drapery, etc.
a band, ribbon, etc., for binding or confining the hair.
- braider, noun
- well-braided, adjective
- braid , brayed
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How to use braid in a sentence
It’s also the latest twist in an intellectual braid that started long ago with an ancient curiosity.Undergraduates Hunt for Special Tetrahedra That Fit Together | Kevin Hartnett | February 9, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Her side-parted, carefully smoothed style tapered to an extension braid.She used Gorilla Glue as hairspray. After 15 washes and a trip to the ER, it still won’t budge. | Lateshia Beachum | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Studies show that common hairstyles like braids, twists, and Afros can affect job prospects.
Basically, they want either a ponytail or braid that's 10 to 12 inches long of clean, not chemically treated hair.
It is based on yet another area of mathematics involving transforming a set of numbers by combining elements, often according to elaborate geometric patterns, such as braids.Quantum computers threaten to end digital security. Here’s what’s being done about it | Jeremy Kahn | September 11, 2020 | Fortune
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.
E.J. Montoya, 16, has the well-muscled shoulders of a football player and a glossy, black braid down his back.
There were more snubs than you could shake your DNA-sharing braid at.
(9 p.m.) WEDNESDAY braid Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the 42nd annual CMA Awards on ABC.
Her hair had fallen from its pins and hung in a braid, its length concealed by her position, and making the effect of a queue.
I want a spool of red silk, two pieces of crimson dress braid, and a spool of fifty cotton.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
She wore overalls and high boots, and the night braid of her hair was twisted several times round her throat.
She hurried on her riding-clothes, dropped her braid under her jacket, and ran down the stairs.
Yes; for every wound we get we have the right to wear a narrow strip of gold braid on the tunic sleeve.Private Peat | Harold R. Peat
British Dictionary definitions for braid (1 of 2)
to interweave several strands of (hair, thread, etc); plait
to make by such weaving: to braid a rope
to dress or bind (the hair) with a ribbon, etc
to decorate with an ornamental trim or border: to braid a skirt
a length of hair, fabric, etc, that has been braided; plait
narrow ornamental tape of woven silk, wool, etc
- braider, noun
British Dictionary definitions for braid (2 of 2)
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