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
Matched, in fact, the description of hundreds of young black men in Brooklyn: braids, dark baseball cap, saggy jeans.The Cost: What Stop and Frisk Does to a Young Man’s Soul | Rilla Askew | May 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Inside, sporting a set of braids that would make Katniss Everdeen green with jealousy, is the self-anointed “queen bee,” Lorde.Watch Lorde’s Magical New Music Video For Her Song “Team” | Marlow Stern | December 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The only racism Alicia Keys is likely to encounter in the territories would be some fool trying to touch her braids.
“He actually really did creep me out—as the character—with the braids and the way he talked,” she says.Selena Gomez on Playing a Bikini-Clad Vigilante in ‘Spring Breakers’ | Marlow Stern | March 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For a summer cut her mother would lop off the braids, leaving her with a chic bob for the warmer months.
She hesitated, her fingers to her lips, and reluctantly unwound the braids that she wore about her forehead in a Swedish coil.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
Louise tossed back her long braids and put on her hat, and the solemn little party started out.The Story of the Big Front Door | Mary Finley Leonard
"She must have been desperate," remarked her father, pulling one of the long braids that hung over her shoulder.The Story of the Big Front Door | Mary Finley Leonard
Her hair hung in two long, glorious braids, and it was just half-inclined to wave in sweet caresses about her oval face.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
We made fillets of hide to shade our eyes, she thus binding back the long braids of her hair.The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
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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