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NOUN (2)

1. a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair;
[syn: braid, plait, tress, twist]

2. trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains;
[syn: braid, gold braid, braiding]


VERB (3)

1. make by braiding or interlacing;
- Example: "lace a tablecloth"
[syn: braid, lace, plait]

2. decorate with braids or ribbons;
- Example: "braid a collar"

3. form or weave into a braid or braids;
- Example: "braid hair"
[syn: braid, pleach]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Braid \Braid\, n. 1. A plait, band, or narrow fabric formed by intertwining or weaving together different strands. [1913 Webster] A braid of hair composed of two different colors twined together. --Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. A narrow fabric, as of wool, silk, or linen, used for binding, trimming, or ornamenting dresses, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To weave, interlace, or entwine together, as three or more strands or threads; to form into a braid; to plait. [1913 Webster] Braid your locks with rosy twine. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To mingle, or to bring to a uniformly soft consistence, by beating, rubbing, or straining, as in some culinary operations. [1913 Webster] 3. To reproach. [Obs.] See Upbraid. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Braid \Braid\, n. [Cf.Icel. breg?a to move quickly.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quick motion; a start. [Obs.] --Sackville. [1913 Webster] 2. A fancy; freak; caprice. [Obs.] --R. Hyrde. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Braid \Braid\ v. i. To start; to awake. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] Since Frenchmen are so braid, Marry that will, I live and die a maid. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

braid n 1: a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair [syn: braid, plait, tress, twist] 2: trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains [syn: braid, gold braid, braiding] v 1: make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth" [syn: braid, lace, plait] 2: decorate with braids or ribbons; "braid a collar" 3: form or weave into a braid or braids; "braid hair" [syn: braid, pleach] [ant: unbraid]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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