braid

[ breyd ]
/ breɪd /

verb (used with object)

noun

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Origin of braid

First recorded before 950; Middle English braiden, breiden (verb), Old English bregdan “to move quickly, move to and fro, weave”; cognate with Old Norse bregtha, Dutch breien

OTHER WORDS FROM braid

braider, nounwell-braided, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH braid

braid , brayed
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British Dictionary definitions for braid (1 of 2)

braid1
/ (breɪd) /

verb (tr)

to interweave several strands of (hair, thread, etc); plait
to make by such weavingto braid a rope
to dress or bind (the hair) with a ribbon, etc
to decorate with an ornamental trim or borderto braid a skirt

noun

a length of hair, fabric, etc, that has been braided; plait
narrow ornamental tape of woven silk, wool, etc

Derived forms of braid

braider, noun

Word Origin for braid

Old English bregdan to move suddenly, weave together; compare Old Norse bregtha, Old High German brettan to draw a sword

British Dictionary definitions for braid (2 of 2)

braid2
/ (bred, breɪd) Scot /

adjective

broad

adverb

broadly; frankly

Word Origin for braid

Scot variant of broad
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