braid, plait, tress, twist(noun)
a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
braid, gold braid, braiding(verb)
trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
braid, lace, plait(verb)
make by braiding or interlacing
"lace a tablecloth"
decorate with braids or ribbons
"braid a collar"
form or weave into a braid or braids
A sudden movement; a jerk, a wrench.
A weave of three or more strands of fibers, ribbons, cords or hair often for decoration.
To make a sudden movement with, to jerk.
To start into motion.
To weave together, intertwine (strands of fibers, ribbons, etc.); to arrange (hair) in braids.
Origin: Old English breġdan, from Germanic *bregdan. Cognate with Dutch breien.
to weave, interlace, or entwine together, as three or more strands or threads; to form into a braid; to plait
to mingle, or to bring to a uniformly soft consistence, by beating, rubbing, or straining, as in some culinary operations
to reproach. [Obs.] See Upbraid
a plait, band, or narrow fabric formed by intertwining or weaving together different strands
a narrow fabric, as of wool, silk, or linen, used for binding, trimming, or ornamenting dresses, etc
a quick motion; a start
a fancy; freak; caprice
to start; to awake
A braid is a complex structure or pattern formed by intertwining three or more strands of flexible material such as textile fibres, wire, or human hair. Compared to the process of weaving a wide sheet of cloth from two separate, perpendicular groups of strands, a braid is usually long and narrow, with each component strand functionally equivalent in zigzagging forward through the overlapping mass of the others. The simplest possible braid is a flat, solid, three-strand structure in some countries/cases called a plait. More complex braids can be constructed from an arbitrary number of strands to create a wider range of structures: wider ribbon-like bands, hollow or solid cylindrical cords, or broad mats which resemble a rudimentary perpendicular weave. Braids are commonly used to make rope, decorative objects, and hairstyles. Complex braids have been used to create hanging fibre artworks. Braiding is also used to prepare horses' manes and tails for showing, polo and polocrosse.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brād, v.t. to plait or entwine.—n. cord, or other texture made by plaiting.—p.adj. Braid′ed, plaited, embroidered, trimmed with braid.—n. Braid′ing, the act of making braids: embroidery with braid. [A.S. bregdan; Ice. bregða, to weave.]
brād, adj. (Shak.) dissembling, deceitful. [A.S. brægd, falsehood, from bregdan, brægd, to weave.]
brād, v.t. (Shak.) to upbraid, to reproach. [Prob. from Abraid, or Braid (1).]
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The numerical value of braid in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of braid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- جديلة, ضفيرة, يضفرArabic
- толом, үреү, ишеүBashkir
- сплесці, плесціBelarusian
- сплитам, плиткаBulgarian
- flechten, ZopfGerman
- trenzar, trenzaSpanish
- گیس بافت, گیسPersian
- letti, letittääFinnish
- tresser, tresse, natteFrench
- copf, hajfonat, befonHungarian
- treccia, intrecciareItalian
- 編む, 組み紐Japanese
- испреплетува, плетенка, плетеницаMacedonian
- vlecht, vlechtenDutch
- trançar, trançaPortuguese
- плести, коса, галун, сплестиRussian
- kika, кика, плетеница, tkanica, pletenica, gajtan, širitSerbo-Croatian
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