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braid Explained

braid at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


braid at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1205, breidan "to dart, twist, pull," from O.E. bregdan "to move quickly" (class III strong verb, past tense br?igd, past participle brogden), from P.Gmc. *bregthan "make sudden jerky movements from side to side" (cf. O.N. breg?ua "to brandish, turn about, braid;" O.S. bregdan "to weave;" Du. breien "to knit;" O.H.G. brettan "to draw, weave, braid"), from PIE base *bherek- "to gleam, flash." The broader word survives only in the narrow definition of "plaiting hair," which was in O.E. The noun meaning "anything plaited or entwined" (especially hair) is from 1530. ///

braid at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 [U] a narrow band of material formed by twisting threads together, used to decorate the edges of clothes: --a jacket trimmed with red braid //
2 [C] a length of hair that has been separated into three parts and then woven together: British Equivalent: plait// in braids// --Suzy always wears her hair in braids.// -- braided adj //
braid 2 v [T] [Language: Old English; Origin: bregdan]// to weave or twist together three pieces of hair or cloth to form one length// British Equivalent: plait//

braid at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "braid":
band, brail, bun, cable, chignon, coil, cord, cue, embroidery,
enlace, entwine, fillet, interknit, interlace, intertie,
intertissue, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, intort, knit,
knot, lace, ligament, ligation, ligature, line, loom, loop, mat,
net, noose, pigtail, plait, pleach, queue, raddle, rattail, ribbon,
rope, splice, spun yarn, string, tail, tendon, thong, tissue,
topknot, trimming, twill, twine, twist, wattle, weave, web, wire,
wreath, wreathe, wreathwork, yarn

braid at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

ด้วย]V. spread
syn:[กระจาย, แพร่, ฟุ้ง]
sample:[กลิ่นของดอกไม้กำจรไปทั่ว]N. Zanthoxylum rhetsa (Roxb.) DC
def:[ชื่อไม้ต้นขนาดกลางถึงขนาดใหญ่ชนิด Zanthoxylum rhetsa (Roxb.) DC. ในวงศ์ Rutaceae]
syn:[ต้นกำจัด, มะข่วง, หมากข่วง]
V. eradicate
syn:[ขจัด, ขับไล่, ปราบ]
sample:[ในสังคมของเพื่อนร่วมงาน มีคนอยู่มากที่คิดที่จะกำจัดเพื่อนร่วมงานกันเองเพื่อความก้าวหน้าของตัว]V. spread
syn:[กระจาย, กำจร, แพร่, ฟุ้ง]

braid at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb

1 [U] thin coloured rope that is used to decorate furniture and military uniforms:
The general's uniform was trimmed with gold braid. * The curtains were trimmed with silk braid.

2 [C] (especially AmE) = PLAIT:
She wears her hair in braids.
verb [VN] (especially AmE) = PLAIT:
She'd braided her hair.

Braid at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Braid \Braid\, n.
1. A plait, band, or narrow fabric formed by intertwining or
weaving together different strands.

A braid of hair composed of two different colors
twined together. --Scott.

2. A narrow fabric, as of wool, silk, or linen, used for
binding, trimming, or ornamenting dresses, etc.

Braid \Braid\ (br[=a]d), v. t. [imp. &. p. p. {Braided}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Braiding}.] [OE. braiden, breiden, to pull, reach,
braid, AS. bregdan to move to and fro, to weave; akin. to
Icel. breg[eth]a, D. breiden to knit, OS. bregdan to weave,
OHG. brettan to brandish. Cf. {Broid}.]
1. To weave, interlace, or entwine together, as three or more
strands or threads; to form into a braid; to plait.

Braid your locks with rosy twine. --Milton.

2. To mingle, or to bring to a uniformly soft consistence, by
beating, rubbing, or straining, as in some culinary

3. To reproach. [Obs.] See {Upbraid}. --Shak.

Braid \Braid\, n. [Cf.Icel. breg?a to move quickly.]
1. A quick motion; a start. [Obs.] --Sackville.

2. A fancy; freak; caprice. [Obs.] --R. Hyrde.

Braid \Braid\, a. [AS. br[ae]d, bred, deceit; akin to Icel.
brag[eth] trick, AS. bredan, bregdan, to braid, knit, (hence)
to knit a net, to draw into a net, i. e., to deceive. See
{Braid}, v. t.]
Deceitful. [Obs.]

Since Frenchmen are so braid, Marry that will, I live
and die a maid. --Shak.

Braid \Braid\ v. i.
To start; to awake. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

braid at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair [syn: {plait},
{tress}, {twist}]
2: trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains [syn: {gold
braid}, {braiding}]
v 1: make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth" [syn: {lace},
2: decorate with braids or ribbons; "braid a collar"
3: form or weave into a braid or braids; "braid hair" [syn: {pleach}]
[ant: {unbraid}]

braid at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Category: Image - :Flechten 2.jpg|thumb|A braid

Alternative forms

* brayde Inter: qualifier » obsolete, breyde Inter: qualifier » obsolete


Old English Inter: term » bregdan|breġdan|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro Inter: recons » bregdan|lang=gem-pro. Cognate with Dutch Inter: term » breien|lang=nl.


* Inter: IPA » /bɹeɪd/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪd


    Inter: en-verb » braids|braiding|braided|braided or obsolete browden

  • Inter: obsolet » e Inter: transitiv » e To make a sudden movement with, to jerk.
    1. Inter: archai » c Inter: intransitiv » e To start into motion.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To weave together, intertwine (strands of fibers, ribbons, etc.); to arrange (hair) in braids.


      Inter: trans-top » intertwine

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|جديلة|f|tr=jadádil|sc=Deva
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|сплитам
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vlechten
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|letittää
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|tresser
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|befon
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|intrecciare

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|испреплетува|tr=ispreplétuva
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|flette
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|trança|f
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|kika|f, Inter: t- » sh|pletenica|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|trenzar
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fläta

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: obsolet » e A sudden movement; a jerk, a wrench. Inter: defdate » 11th-17th c.
    1. 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XII:
    2. : And than in a brayde Sir Launcelot brake hys chaynes of hys legges and of hys armys (and in the brakynge he hurte hys hondys sore) ....
    3. A weave of three or more strands of fibers, ribbons, cords or hair often for decoration. Inter: defdate » from 16th c.


      Inter: trans-top » weave of three of more strands

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|плитка|f
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|cop|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|fletning|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vlecht
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|letti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|tresse|f, Inter: t+ » fr|natte|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zopf|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|copf, Inter: t+ » hu|hajfonat
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|treccia|f
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|tresse|f
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|плетенка|f|tr=plétenka, Inter: t- » mk|плетеница|f|tr=pleténica

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|flette|m|f
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|warkocz|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|trança|f
    • Romani: Inter: tø » rom|chunra|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|împletitură|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|коса|f|tr=kosá, Inter: t+ » ru|галун|m|tr=galún
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|gajtan|m, Inter: t- » sh|širit|m, Inter: t- » sh|tkanica|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|trenza|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fläta|c
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|జడ|sc=Telu
    • Walloon: Inter: t+ » wa|trexhe

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
  • Inter: commonslit » e


    * rabid

  • Gothic


    Inter: got-ro » m
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